SHILLONG: Despite the government initiating several measures to curb the menace of tobacco and other allied products, the tobacco consumption is increasing every year in the State.

“The scenario in Shillong is very bad as far as tobacco consumption is concerned and as per reports Meghalaya is ranked third among the north eastern states with over 65 per cent of tobacco users”, President of the Rotary Club of Orchid City Dr C Varghese said.

Plans to install 4180 LEDs,
CFLs across Shillong city

SHILLONG: The Urban Affairs department is currently in the process of identifying locations for installation of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in the city. It may be mentioned that the State Government has mulled to install 4180 street lights to illuminate the city.

- 100KW capacity plant will soon come up on the campus, biogas unit also on the cards.

Under the Central government’s scheme of Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP), five slums of Shillong have been selected for upgradation.

The selected slums are Mawbah, Demseniong, Lower Mawprem, Pyntohrumkhrah and Kynjatphutbol. Informing this here on Thursday, Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said that the total project cost has been estimated Rs 2129.73 lakh of which the Centre’s share will be Rs 1658.05 lakh. The rest will to borne by the state government.

Shillong, Sept.

SHILLONG, Sept 11 – The Centre is planning to double the fish production in North-eastern region and aims at increasing its per capita availability to 15 kg by 2020.

Shillong, Sept 7 (IANS): A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale shook India's Northeast late Thursday. The quake occurred around 11.57 pm.

SHILLONG, Aug 27 – Despite widespread opposition against unscientific rat-hole mining, Meghalaya’s draft mining policy does not propose to ban such mining practices, instead the draft policy has in

Shillong: The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is planning to set up a solar power plant within its campus during the current 12th Five-Year Plan period to meet the growing power requirement.

Informing this here on Tuesday, NEHU Vice-Chancellor Prof AN Rai said the Central University has proposed an investment of Rs 2.5 crore to improve power distribution within its campus apart from venturing into solar energy.

Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS): The biggest hurdle in implementing infrastructure projects in the northeastern States is the lack of competent contractors, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official said on