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Oppn seeks permanent building for Patharkhmah civil subdivision, says land donated 15 years back

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Shillong, Sept 19: Opposition Congress legislator from Umsning, Celestine Lyngdoh, on Tuesday expressed concern over the delay in the fencing and construction of the building for the Patharkhmah civil subdivision.

Taking up the issue during the Question Hour in the Assembly, Lyngdoh said the land has been donated to the government when Patharkhmah was just an administrative unit.

However, even after 15 years have passed, not a single pillar has been erected by the government.

“Due to this, there is encroachment and the land donated to the government (for the purpose) is reducing on a day to day basis,” he said while urging the government to erect pillars if not fencing at the earliest.

According to him, the officers are attending office only twice a week. “Therefore, we request the government to ensure proper fencing and proper building for the civil subdivision is constructed at the earliest,” he said.

In his reply, Minister in-charge General Administration Rakkam A Sangma said 11.864 acres of land was donated to the government for construction of the building of the civil subdivision.

He, however, said the Patharkhmah civil subdivision is temporarily functioning from the office of the SDO, PHE.

“The proposal for permanent building and fencing has been initiated by the department,” he added.

Also read: Rs. 135 cr received by State under PMKKKY till date: CM Sangma


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