Gangtok: State BJP MLAs today attended a legislative workshop organized by PRS Legislative Research, an independent organisation established to make the legislative process more informed and transparent, according to a news release.
Effective legislative involvement, budget and State finance, financial flow to the North-eastern States through Central schemes, and 15th Finance Commission proposals were among the topics covered during the workshop, which was held for lawmakers from all of the North-eastern States. The workshop also focused on the problems that the North-eastern States are facing in the wake of the epidemic, as well as the future prospects that the region has to offer.
According to the press release, recommendations were made for the development of a robust healthcare system in the region.
Kishan Reddy, the Union Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development for India’s North Eastern Region, gave the keynote presentation.
D.R. Thapa, K.B Rai, K.S. Lepcha, Rajkumari Thapa, and Farwanti Tamang, all Sikkim BJP MLAs, spoke during the workshop on the many challenges Sikkim has experienced as a result of the epidemic. They discussed the devastation of tourism and related businesses as a result of the pandemic, which impacted all stakeholders in the state.
The Sikkim MLAs demanded a revival package from the Union minister to assist the tourist industry survive and recover from the pandemic’s ravages. According to the press release, the Union minister told them that they would give urgent help.