SHILLONG: The State Government will create a separate State fund for smooth implementation of NREGS by March-end.

This will be done as per the directive of the Central government.

Chief Secretary WMS Pariat recently held a meeting with some senior government officials for creation of this fund.

Several states have already created such fund as per the directive of the Centre.

It may be

SHILLONG: The miseries of thousands of job cards holders in East Khasi Hills stands unresolved as the Centre has sought more information from the State Government before releasing the funds to pay for their wages under the NREGS.

The Government could not pay the wages to the poor villagers in the district due to non-release of the second installment of NREGS funds from the Centre, dampening the

New Delhi: In another attempt to scuttle cement gaint Lafarge

Shillong: The State Government is making efforts to protect the indigenous medicinal plants found in the State.

Through the State Medicinal Plant Board (SMPB), the Government is implementing the Centrally sponsored scheme in four districts of the State to encourage the plantation of these medicinal plants.

Despite the fact that Meghalaya is a biological hotspot, over-exploitation by local pe

French cement giant Lafarge

Limestone mining

NEW DELHI: The Centre has admitted that approval for mining in Meghalaya for the Lafarge cement project was given keeping the friendly relationship with Bangladesh in view and after the approval of the Supreme Court.

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said in-principle permission to the Lafarge Umiam Mining Private Limited (LUMPL) for minin

SHILLONG, July 1: The Hynniewtrep Limestone Owners and Drivers

On march 29, the Supreme Court rejected the Centre

The Lafarge mining case has highlighted the appalling weakness of the environmental clearance procedures at all levels

French cement giant Lafarge may have to wait a while to resume mining, with the Supreme Court asking it to seek fresh environmental and forests clearance from the Centre for mining in the eco-fragile East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.