If the Green tribunal’s decision to ban sand mining can prevail over the peculiar land tenure system in Meghalaya, the threat to the water reservoirs in the state can be effectively safeguard.

SHILLONG: Legislators especially from Garo Hills region have expressed their concerns over the water scarcity in Tura town.

The matter which was taken up by Garo National Council (GNC) legislator from Chokpot, Clifford R Marak in the form of a special motion said that the frequent water shortage in Tura was due to departmental negligence. “This is happening for too long. Shall I go for hunger strike in front of the Chief Minister’s office…then will the PHE department wake up,” Marak said.

Move to end water crisis in Tura

Tura: After facing intense pressure from the people and various NGOs, political parties and stake holders of Garo Hills, the State Government has cleared the decks for sanctioning of three new pumps and maintainence of old ones with immediate effect to bring to a close the ongoing water crisis in Tura.