Assam government has announced that it will provide Rs 10 crore as solidarity fund for National Games 2022 to be held in Meghalaya.
This was announced by Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while presenting the State Budget for 2019-20 at the Budget Session of the Assam Assembly on Wednesday.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has thanked Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the announcement to release Rs. 10 crore solidarity fund for the National Games 2022.
While presenting the State Budge, Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced: “State of Meghalaya is gearing up for hosting the National Games, 2022. As a goodwill gesture, a solidarity fund of Rs 10 crores to the Government of Meghalaya will be given.”
The Meghalaya CM also extended thanks to the government of Assam for the gesture.
Extending thanks to Assam CM Sonowal, Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma on his Twitter handle on Wednesday stated: “Thank you Hon’ble Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal and Hon’ble Finance Minister Himanta Biswa for releasing Rs. 10 crore solidarity fund for National Games 2022 to be held in Meghalaya. We are indeed very thankful to the Government of Assam for the kind gesture.”
Thank you Hon'ble Chief Minister @sarbanandsonwal and Hon'ble Finance Minister @himantabiswa for releasing Rs. 10 cr solidarity fund for #NationalGames2022 to be held in #Meghalaya. We are indeed very thankful to the Government of Assam @CMOfficeAssam for the kind gesture.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) February 6, 2019
Earlier in October last year Meghalaya deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong had said the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is expected to fund Rs 300 crore to the Meghalaya government for construction of stadiums for hosting the 2022 National Games.
The event will coincide with the 50th year of Meghalaya’s creation.
After a Cabinet meeting, Tynsong had said: “For building stadiums, the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is funding the State Rs 300 crore. For building the games’ village, the fund has to be managed by the State government.”
Tynsong also said about 50-acre land would be utilised for creating stadiums for the National Games at New Shillong Township while another land of about 70 acres would be utilised for building the games village.