In 2014, villagers in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills set aside a part of their community-owned land to create village reserve forests, giving right of passage to elephants.

The Centre has proposed to declare two famous biodiversity spots in Meghalaya eco-sensitive zones.

TURA: The Garo Students Union and several organizations have formed a Joint Action Committee (JAC) to halt the government from going ahead with its water supply project at Daribokgre village after a spot visit to the dam site on Saturday where they met the parliamentary secretary for PHE and department officials.

The North Tura MLA and parliamentary secretary Noverfield R Marak along with other NGOs and officers had on Saturday carried out an inspection of the dam site which will tap the water from the Daribokgre stream for Tura.

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.

Shillong: Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in West Garo Hills district, which has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of Worldwide Network of Biosphere Reserves, eyed for more fund to carry out further research and development programmes on the existence of varieties of flora and fauna.

Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in Garo Hills district of Meghalaya has been added to Unesco

Likely Unesco heritage status will generate funds for Meghalaya