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Venchungpa appointed as DACS chairman

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 14:15 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 08:34 [IST]

Venchungpa appointed as DACS chairman

SE Report
GANGTOK: The State government on Tuesday appointed Martam-Rumtek BJP MLA Sonam Tshering Venchungpa as the chairman of the Denzong Agriculture Cooperative Society (DACS).
Venchungpa, a former SKM candidate, had contested and won the Martam-Rumtek bye-elections as a BJP candidate last October.
Similarly, Upper Tadong MLA G.T. Dhungel was appointed as the advisor of Infrastructure Development (Roads and Bridges, Irrigation and PHED and Smart Cities).
Namcheybong MLA Em Prasad Sharma was appointed as advisor, Excise department.
All three are accorded the rank and status of a cabinet minister, as per the notification issued by the Home department.

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  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
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