Shillong, Sep 15: On International Democracy Day on Wednesday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has launched MyMeG Program, an initiative to facilitate citizen engagement and participation in the governance process.
â€œIn the last three and half years, our government has taken several steps to ensure holistic development of the state. Our vision is to transform Meghalaya into one of the top ten states in the country by 2030,” Sangma said.
To achieve this, the Chief Minister said that the government has been working tirelessly to improve the well-being of our farmers, women, youth, and every section of the society.
“We want citizensâ€™ participation and engagement in the governance process. With the launch of MyMeG Program, we aim to promote participatory democracy in Meghalaya, where people can contribute in the governance process and share their feedback on various government programs and initiatives,” he said, adding that this initiative will bring transformation in governance by citizen participation, engagement, and empowerment.
The Chief Minister stated that the government has taken many initiatives to promote inclusive development through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), Self-Help Groups (NRLM), Jal Jeevan Mission.
Noting that Meghalaya is among the best states in the country in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Program, Sangma said, “In the last one year, the government has spent a total of Rs 1370 crore under this program and transferred about Rs 15,000 per annum into accounts of about 6 lakh households in the state.”
“More than 33,000 self-help groups have been formed in the last three years and have been provided with support of about Rs 8.4 crore this year. In the last two years, the government has constructed about 1000 Kms of rural roads, provided household tap connections to 1.3 lakh households,â€ the Chief Minister said.
MyMeG Program has been designed to accelerate the pace of development by engaging and empowering citizens and promoting participatory governance.
The program aims to connect with citizens through face-to-face and digital platforms that will facilitate citizen centric information on benefits of key schemes and programs, track progress of the schemes at district, block, and village level, participate and share feedback and opinions through polls and surveys, citizen engagement through town-hall meetings, outreach activities, digital quiz, and contest, knowledge management team to coordinate with the department and mobilize the program.