Conrad with Modi
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma during a meeting with PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday. Image credit – Twitter @SangmaConrad

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state for inaugurating the permanent campus of NIFT campus.

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is being constructed at Mawdiangdiang in East Khasi Hills.

The Meghalaya CM called on the PM in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Conrad Sangma also urged the PM to launch the International Conference on Water Management and Piggery Mission, scheduled to be held in Meghalaya.

During the meeting, they had discussions on matters related to the infrastructure development for the National Games and the State Legislative Assembly.

“We also discussed the Social Justice Ministry project. The Hon’ble PM has assured to look into the matters at the earliest,” the Meghalaya CM tweeted.

Conrad Sangma also had discussions on the government mission through the Act East Policy for promoting trade and commerce between India and Bangladesh.

On Monday, the Meghalaya CM had called on union minister for agriculture and farmer welfare, rural development and Panchayat Raj Narendra Singh Tomar.

With Tomar, Conrad Sangma had discussions on the “flagship scheme PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, establishment of Horticulture College in Williamnagar and progress on the setting up of Agriculture University in Meghalaya”.

It may be mentioned that union textiles minister Smriti Irani inspected the under-construction NIFT at Mawdiangdiang on August 26, 2019.

The minister during her visit acknowledged the beautiful landscape where the NIFT campus is coming up.

The construction of the campus has almost been completed.

The campus spreads over a sprawling area of approximately 20.13 acres provided by the state government.

The institute site is located about 7.4 kms from Shillong. The construction of the institute was started in 2013.

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