Meghalaya, September 22: K Sangma the CM of Meghalaya made it clear that his government is not in favour of imposing any further lockdown in the state again, despite the increasing cases of COVID-19.
K Sangma told the reporters “Lockdown is not really a solution, but only a mechanism to delay the spread of coronavirus. Therefore, the government will not enforce further lockdown, we cannot simply close down the economy.”
Interacted with #entrepreneurs from Khasi, Jaiñtia and Garo Hills. They briefed about the issues they are facing due to the #COVID situation & suggested measures to be taken up moving forward in this ongoing pandemic.@DrMNPandeyMP @MSDESkillIndia pic.twitter.com/9nsZh8uAhL
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) September 19, 2020
As of now, the state has recorded a total of 4,734 COVID-19 cases of which 2,169 are active while 2,527 people have recovered from the disease. Thirty-eight people have succumbed to the virus so far.
Sangma also announced the decision to reopen the 12 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) September 21, 2020
Meanwhile, the CM Sangma hailed the two farm bills that were passed by the Rajya Sabha.
The Upper House passed the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 amid a bedlam.
Passage of #FarmBill2020 will transform the agri sector by empowering our farmers to sell their produce & allowing them to reap maximum profits from their hardwork. Thank Hon'ble PM @narendramodi
Ji for always uplifting the welfare of our farmers.#JaiKisan #AatmaNirbharKrishi
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) September 20, 2020