Meghalaya's state action plan proposal on climate change projects was approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forest & Climate Change, an official said here today.

The 16 KW solar street lighting project at Garobadha in South West Garo Hills inaugurated on Wednesday is aimed at demonstrating the use of new and renewable energy for the people.

GUWAHATI/SILCHAR/SHILLONG: Southwest monsoon rains wreaked havoc in the Northeast, inundating large areas in five districts of Assam, which increased the affected population twofold to a little les

The death toll in the landslides triggered by heavy downpour in the State rose to seven on Sunday.

SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal has told the Meghalaya Government that it had “hardly taken any action” to preserve and protect the Myntdu river in West Jaintia Hills.

SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal bench of the eastern zone in Kolkata has asked the State Government to initiate steps to protect the Myntdu river and the surrounding environment.

SHILLONG: The Greater Laban Community Development Society has approached the National Green Tribunal over encroachment on and pollution in the Critical Catchment Area in Lawsohtun.

SHILLONG: The Centre’s rural household electrification programme has illuminated around 3.24 lakh households in the State.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Environment Pollution & Health Hazards in the State Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 24/03/2017 regarding hotels and guest houses in Shillong releasing untreated polluted water directly to rivers. By order dated 10.2.2017, NGT had directed the Meghalaya State PCB to verify the claim of these hotels that they had complied with the directions of the Board. It is stated in the reports of the State PCB that they are compliant in all respects.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Iosterson Sun & Others Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 16/03/2017 regarding large scale construction by the Army posing serious threat to drinking water resources along the catchment areas of Shillong Peak, Meghalaya. It is stated that the Shillong peak and its slopes are the source of drinking water where various streams and rivulets originate and any disturbance in the existing conditions of the area, as per the applicants, would endanger the catchment area.

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