Facing rampant mining in the state, Meghalaya government said on Wednesday said that while sand mining would not be banned, it would put in place regulations and provide alternative options for sus

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: The Khasi-Jaintia Ri-Bhoi Border Fish Protection Committee (KJRBFPC) including the KSU Mawryngkneng Circle has decided to recognize Umkhen River as a Fish Conservation Area.

The decision came after a meeting held by the KSU Mawryngkneng Circle and the KJRBFPC including the Rangbah Shnong of villages located near the river at Thadrang, Ri-Bhoi District recently.

Villagers, students, welfare organisations and opposition parties have come together and formed a council to protest the proposed mining and processing of uranium in Meghalaya