Shillong: About 408 families from nine villages of Khatarshnong in East Khasi Hills district benefited from the five-year project on watershed management, carried out by Soil and Water Conservation, Government of Meghalaya, according official sources.

Water trickles from it. Is it possible the wettest place on earth wants for water? That seems to be the impression, until L L Sorung, a teacher, confirms it is the truth. We get water anytime between 7 to10 in the morning and 5 to 6 in the evening. But

TO THE Khasis of Meghalaya, Cherrapunjee, the place receiving the highest rainfall in the world, was known as Sohra. Briti~h administra- tors, who declared it their official state headquarter in

When Sted Syiemlieh was a little boy, people in his mountain village, Tyrna, a few km from Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya, could predict when the skies would open up. "It was always at the same time,' the