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Updated: 05-12-2018 22:41 IST

Union minister Jaswantsinh

Sumanbhai Bhabhor on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the

implementation of the Central social welfare schemes in


Bhabhor said the Meghalaya government is looking after

tribal welfare schemes according to the guidelines issued by

the Ministry.

"We are happy to inform you that Meghalaya is

implementing the schemes by the book," Bhabor, minister of

state for tribal affairs, told mediapersons after a review

meeting here.

He said, under new India initiative, the Centre is

working for the upliftment of tribals in the country.

"Till now the tribal affairs ministry has released Rs

127 crore for various works proposed by the Meghalaya

government. This year onwards, Rs 25 crore has been earmarked

for extending coverage of Special Central Assistance to Tribal

Sub-Scheme to the state," he said.

The Union minister also called on Chief Minister

Conrad K Sangma at his office.

The Tribal Affairs Ministry recently announced

establishment of model residential schools in 36 blocks in the

state at the cost of Rs 20 crore each. The project will be

completed in three years.

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