Shillong, Dec 1: A delegation of Synjuk ki Khlieh Nongsynshar of the Sohra Civil Sub-Division led by local MDC Titos Chyne met the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to apprise him about the weak economic situation of the people within the jurisdiction of the Sohra Sub-Division following the ban on coal mining and after tourist activities which brings in much revenue was also disturbed.
Speaking to reporters after meeting the CM, Chyne said that the ban on coal mining has affected the livelihood of the people. Again, the people will have to make way for scientific mining and cannot revert to rat-hole mining.
Chyne said that the CM has assured to give awareness to the people of the Civil Sub-Division who do not understand about the new technique and miners within the Sohra Civil Sub-Division will be given training.
Secondly, he said that there was a discussion on improving the tourism prospects where CM assured to come up with “major investment” will be in tourism and road development.
He said that the road condition from Umtyngar till Sohra was also discussed and the CM has said that there is a sanction for redeveloping the road.
Chyne said that Sangma pointed out big projects to promote tourism and set up a heritage village in Sohra and to build a bridge in Mawkdok that will connect Mawkdok viewpoint and Swer
The local MDC also spoke about the development of rural areas such as Dainthlen, Mawkma, Laitlyndop.
“The CM has assured to develop as there are Rs 700 crore”, for the development of tourism.
As with Mawmluh Cherra Cement Limited (MCCL), Chyne said that there will be an elaborate discussion later which will be for the overall interest of the people.