SHILLONG, Feb 3 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said the State would continue to grow at the current growth rate of 9.7 per cent.
He informed that a recent survey conducted by a Mumbai-based data journalism initiative, IndiaSpend, reported that Meghalaya has emerged as the fastest-growing State in the country with a growth rate of 9.7 per cent during 2013-14.
Despite constraints, the Chief Minister said, the State would continue to grow and the growth rate is more than bigger States such as Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Sangma said that the Government’s focus would be to increase the development index of the State in the days ahead. The Chief Minister moreover added that the endevour of the Government would be to bring the fiscal deficit further down.
The Chief Minister said that the eight States in North East – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, according to the report, have experienced much faster growth compared to the rest of India.