Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday inaugurated Mawlyndep Community Center and BioFloc Fish Tanks in Mawlyndep Village in Ri Bhoi district.
Speaking during the inauguration Chief Minister Sangma said that the Mawlyndep Community Center is one of the best Community centers of the state.
Congratulating the people of Mawlyndep the Chief Minister said that the Center is a beautiful example of the villagers coming together.
He said that Mawlyndep has a potential for Tourism and can be developed into a Tourism road circuit having many resorts, restaurants and other Tourism facilities along the stretch.
Sangma further said that the 15 crores that has been sanctioned by the World Bank for the development for the road leading to Mawmaram will boost Tourism in the area.
The Mawmaram to NEPA Junction is a project of 64 crores covering a length of 41.527 kms under MITP, expected to be completed by Nov 2024 [42 months].
The Mawlyndep Community Center is partially funded by Chief Minister’s Special Development Fund.
Inaugurating the BioFloc Fish Tanks he said that the highest consumption of meat in the state is fish, consuming about 30,000 metric tons of fish annually.
“The state produces only about 50 percent of the total consumption, so there is a huge gap in the demand and supply,” he said.
He added that the livelihood and the income that can be generated by using such kind of technology it will not only meet the demand but can change lives thereby improving also the economy of the State.
The Chief Minister also handed over the ODF Certificate to Mawlyndep.
The village has been conferred with an ODF Plus Certificate for having been able to sustain the gains on becoming ODF that had been achieved through adequate accessibility to toilet facilities and usage and for progressing to higher standards of sanitation status by having systematic community-managed waste management arrangements both at household and institutional level charaterized by optimum visual cleanliness in the village surroundings.