Tag: Meghalaya

Now Meghalaya’s Lakadong turmeric reaches USA

NEW DELHI:A United States of America (USA) firm has collaborated with Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to manufacture nutraceuticals from turmeric ‘Lakadong’, a special turmeric variety that grows in India’s Meghalaya. In this regard, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Thursday launched the famous ‘Lakadong’ turmeric in the […]

ADB, India sign $132.8 million loan to strengthen Meghalaya’s power distribution Sector

NEW DELHI: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $132.8 million loan to strengthen and modernize the distribution network and improve the quality of power supplied to households, industries, and businesses in India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya. The signatories to the Meghalaya Power Distribution Sector Improvement Project were Dr. […]

L&T bags contract to construct country”s longest river bridge

NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Wednesday said it has secured a large contract to construct the country”s longest road bridge across river Brahmaputra connecting Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya. The contract was bagged by the company”s subsidiary L&T Construction. As per the company, a large contract is worth Rs 2,500-5,000 crore. […]

Meghalaya launches Rs 220 crore piggery project

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday launched a Rs 200 crore piggery project, the largest in the country, saying that it will benefit over 20,000 enterprises and augment farmers’ income. With financial support of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), the Meghalaya State Piggery Mission is also expected to reduce the state’s import […]

15th Finance Commission holds meeting with government of Meghalaya

NEW DELHI: The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman, N.K. Singh held detailed meeting with the Meghalaya Government headed by the Chief Minister, Conrad Kongkal Sangma. Some of the main issues discussed includes – Own tax revenue- Own-tax revenue of Meghalaya as % of GSDP is 4.38% in 2016-17 (average for North-East & hill states […]

Supreme Court bans transportation of extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday banned the transportation of extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya which has had no success in rescuing 15 miners trapped inside an illegal rat-hole coal mine for almost a month. The order was passed by a bench comprising justices A K Sikri and S […]

Navy divers get into rescue action at Meghalaya mine disaster site

SHILLONG: A group of Indian Navy divers arrived from Vishakhapatnam on Saturday to join operations underway to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13, a senior official said. The 15-member team, equipped with specialised diving equipment including a re-compression chamber and remotely operated vehicles capable of searching […]

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Jowai- Ratacherra road in Meghalaya

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Rehabilitation and Up-gradation of existing road to 2-lane with paved shoulders configuration in Jowai-Ratacherra (Meghalaya Assam border) section of the National Highway- 06 today at Shillong and dedicated the road project to the nation. The […]

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