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Centre identifies 836 villages in state for development  

Shillong, July 9: The central government has identified over 836 tribal villages in the state for overall development in the next five years.

This was informed by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday.

He said the union tribal affairs ministry has identified a large number of tribal villages for overall development purpose in different tribal states of the country.

“A total of 836 villages in Meghalaya have been identified and the objective being to make these villages self sufficient, the ministry will be funding these villages for five years,” Sangma said.

A meeting will be held next week with the joint secretary of the project and the implementation of the development projects will start at the earliest, he added.

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