SHILLONG: The State Government on Tuesday allayed the concern of NGOs and people of Garo Hills over the Centre's move to go for exploratory mining for uranium in Balpakram National Park (BNP) saying that "nothing will be done which hurts the people's sentiment."

SHILLONG, April 29: A delegation of the Garo Students

NEW DELHI: The Centre has urged the Meghalaya Government to renew the mining lease of Simsang Block in Garo Hills with the Coal India Ltd (CIL) to meet the demand of coal for power sector in the north-eastern region particularly the proposed coal-to-oil liquefaction project of OIL at Duliajan.

TURA: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has warned the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Chief Wildlife Warden of the State from going ahead with exploratory work for uranium mining in and around the famous Balpakram National Park (BNP).

The National Board of Wild Life (NBWL) has decided to conduct a site inspection in response to the proposal from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to de-notify an area of 8 sq km at Rongcheng Plateau in Balpakram National Park in Meghalaya for exploratory uranium mining even as protests have been raging in the hill state over bid to tap uranium deposit in the area.

TURA: Appreciating the efforts of NGOs for relentlessly fighting against deforestation in Garo Hills and giving a boost to conservation, the Supreme Court

TURA: Large scale felling of trees from reserve forests of Garo Hills continues to take place even as the Forest Department personnel face a challenge from timber smugglers in their fight to contain this menace.

When the well-armed and counter-insurgency trained personnel of the 2nd Meghalaya Police Battalion, located at Goeragre, 10 kms from Tura, are not chasing militants in Garo Hills, they can surely be found replacing their guns for garden tools inside their complex busy in the cultivation of strawberries which has become a major hit in the three districts of Garo Hills with demands for export even p


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