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MMDC to provide immediate relief to coal miners

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said that the Meghalaya Mineral Development Corporation Limited (MMDC) will act as an instrument to provide immediate relief to coal miners, who are affected due to NGT ban on coal mining in the state. He recall that MMDC have been knocking on Government of India’s door to invoke Para 12 A (b) of Sixth Schedule to ensure provisions of the central laws related to coal mining is exempted in Meghalaya.

He added that MMDC will not be the owner of the mines, but instead will take up all the necessary measures to prepare mining plan and in getting various clearances after getting mining lease from the government of India. While talking to the press the Chief Minister sum up by saying that MMDC is empowered by the mandate of a law to be utilized by the government to help people mine their coal which is not available for private miners.

 

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had imposed a blanket ban on unscientific coal mining in the state for the past three years since April 17, 2014, which has affected the economy of the state and its people.

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Dr.Mukul Sangma Govt to come up with strong Legislative measure to deal with disaster 

Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma has assured to come up with legislative measure to dispel the apprehension that the Meghalaya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) is extending its authority beyond municipal areas while implementing the building byelaws.

While speaking to the press during the meeting with Traditional Head, He said that the Government is looking at legislative exercise to deal with these challenges. He added that the government will be looking at what can be the best format made available to the authorities not necessarily to MUDA but find out other authorities which are completely segregated from the authority which enforces certain laws within the municipality areas.

 

With this the authority will be vested with the responsibility of implementing various parameters required to ensure safety of the buildings while keeping in mind challenges associated with disaster and that Meghalaya is seismic prone state.

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MSSASA served Ultimatum to the State Government

Under the banner of the Meghalaya Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Schools’ Association (MSSASA) thousands of SSA teachers hit the streets as a mark of protest against the failure of the Congress-led state government to release their pending dues. The teachers association have decided to serve an ultimatum till December 20 for the state government to comply with the demand.

The SSA teachers have threatened to file a writ petition before the Meghalaya High Court if the government besides seeking the immediate intervention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana launced at Nongpoh

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar launched the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana and distributed Physical Aids and Assisted Living scheme at Nongpoh. With this Ri Bhoi is the first district in the Northeast where this fully-funded Central government scheme has been started.

The minister in his speech said that the Vayoshri Scheme aims at providing citizens above 60 years, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age related disability/infirmity, viz. low vision, hearing impairment, loss of teeth and locomotors disability, with such assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions. The devices are being distributed in camp mode and a total of six such camps will be held across Meghalaya.

Speaking of the high standard of manufacturing of the devices, the minister said that the assistive devices are of highest quality and conform to the standards laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards, wherever applicable. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO), a PSU under the ministry, is manufacturing the devices and all this has been possible because of the Make in India initiative of the Prime Minister of India, he added. He said,“ The dream of the Prime Minister’s Make in India campaign has been fulfilled by our ministry as, after the formation of the present government, these wheelchairs, walking sticks and other devices which had erstwhile been manufactured in England are now being manufactured at ALIMCO in Kanpur”.

 

The minister concluded his speech with an assurance that his ministry will provide all kinds of assistance for the welfare of the people of the state. The meeting was also attended by Minister PHE etc Government of Meghalaya Dr Celestine Lyngdoh, Chairman & Managing Director of ALIMCO Shri. D.R. Sarin and senior officials of Government of Meghalaya.

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“My inner desire is to protect and served the Indigenous Khasis”- Ardent Basaiawmoit

President of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) Mr. Ardent Basaiawmoit said that he has no inner desire of becoming chief minister but desperately wants to protect the indigenous people of the state. The party rally at Malki ground saw thousands of people attending to listen firsthand on various issues and agenda of the party. 

While giving his speech during the Public rally at Malki Football ground Mr. Ardent said “I am not desperate to win the elections but desperate to protect the indigenous people – the Khasis,”

Basaiawmoit warn the people against money power during the voting day. He stress on advising the people not to be lured by money and to participate in clean election to maintain the dignity of clean politics which is the core backbone of the Party. On the safeguard of the indigenous Khasi’s, Basaiawmoit said that Inner Line Permit (ILP) would not cause any trouble to outsiders. He remind the people about Mizoram where tourists’ is still high despite implementation of ILP. He added that ILP will protect the indigenous people.

“My inner desire is to protect and served the Indigenous Khasis”- Ardent Basaiawmoit

President of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) Mr. Ardent Basaiawmoit said that he has no inner desire of becoming chief minister but desperately wants to protect the indigenous people of the state. The party rally at Malki ground saw thousands of people attending to listen firsthand on various issues and agenda of the party. 

While giving his speech during the Public rally at Malki Football ground Mr. Ardent said “I am not desperate to win the elections but desperate to protect the indigenous people – the Khasis,”

Basaiawmoit warn the people against money power during the voting day. He stress on advising the people not to be lured by money and to participate in clean election to maintain the dignity of clean politics which is the core backbone of the Party. On the safeguard of the indigenous Khasi’s, Basaiawmoit said that Inner Line Permit (ILP) would not cause any trouble to outsiders. He remind the people about Mizoram where tourists’ is still high despite implementation of ILP. He added that ILP will protect the indigenous people.

 

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