Gangtok, September 16: A review meeting on the status of Sikkim Garib Awas Yojana (SGAY) was conducted at Martam BAC, today. Hon’ble Area MLA Shri Sonam T. Venchungpa graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The meeting was also attended by the Additional Political Secretary to HCM East Shri Tshering Wangchuk Lepcha, ADC Development Gangtok, Smt Radha Pradhan and few other dignitaries.
There are 70 beneficiaries of SGAY from Martam-Rumtek constituency under Martam BAC, out of which 10% have slab cast, 40% have plasterwork, 15% have painting, 25% have footing column and 5% houses have not been started yet.
The beneficiaries present expressed their gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang for providing with SGAY scheme as a token of care towards the genuine people. Those beneficiaries whose houses have not started yet have expressed their dissatisfaction with the road connectivity and transportation. However, the Project Manager present assured to complete and take over the work from the beneficiaries, if they have been facing such problems.
The Hon’ble MLA in his address asked the beneficiaries to keep the SGAY scheme time-bound and complete it on priority. He appreciated the State Government for providing 100 SGAY to the people of Martam-Rumtek constituency. He also informed the gathering that the ailing patients from the constituency have received approximately ₹50 lakhs from the State Government till date, during the pandemic.
The meeting was attended by the Panchayats of Martam ward and Martam -Nazitam ward namely, Kusang Tamang (Panchyat President), Sita Sharma, Ugen Tenzing Bhutia, Basanti Dhakal, Dawa Namgyal Bhutia, Nimden Bhutia, Deepa Rani Chettri, Shanti Rasaily and Man Singh Subba and Panchayats from Namli and Marchak GPU, Tika Ram Chettri and Hem Kumari Chettri.
Additional Political Secretary to HCM East extended gratitude to Martam BDO Shri Sonam Palden Bhutia and the entire team of Martam BAC for organising this programme.
It may be mentioned here that as per the direction of the Chief Minister, the SGAY review meeting was completed today, which had covered all the six BAC under ADC Development Gangtok. The entire tour highlighted the noble initiative of Sikkim Government under the leadership of the Chief Minister for providing 3050 houses to genuine beneficiaries of Sikkim.
Press Release from Additional Political Secretary to HCM East.