Shillong, April 11: The state power department today said by 2014 Meghalaya will be self-sufficient in power production. Meghalaya, with 185MW, had a power surplus till 2000.

The first ‘wool bank’ in the North East is likely to be set up here in the capital city of Meghalaya with the Central Wool Development Board (CWDB) and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) working towa

Haryana tops the list of 16 States where environment and forest clearance norms are being violated, fully or partially, by projects.

SHILLONG: The CSWO has filed an Right to Information (RTI) seeking different facts about the land acquired by the Government for New Shillong Township at Mawdiangdiang and the surrounding areas.

In an RTI application filed with the Public Information Officer of the Revenue department, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing sought the total area of land acquired as on date for New Shillong Township.

SHILLONG: Open dumping and throwing of garbage is a common sight in Shillong city and there are fears garbage has become so overwhelming that there might even be an outbreak of serious diseases.

Environmental concerns has brought at least 19 NGOs on a common platform to begin with cleaning up the Umkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers before launching on an all out cleaning drives of the city.

SHILLONG, March 19 – Chief Minster Mukul Sangma today presented a deficit budget of Rs 382 crore for 2012-13 and proposed tax increase on alcohol and tobacco products to raise awareness about the i

VIP road from Mawlai to Umroi hits roadblock

The ongoing construction of the proposed 30 km VIP road from Mawlai Mawroh to Shillong Airport at Umroi has been hit by a major roadblock as land owners have decided not to part with their land in the face of inadequate monetary compensation.

Shillong, March 18: An interim audit report of CAG has found a scam of over Rs 17 crore in the process of executing the launch of the 42MW Myntdu Leshka hydel project in Jaintia Hills on February 2

SHILLONG: Forest and Environment Minister Prestone Tynsong has admission that the iconic Ward’s Lake of Shillong is polluted due to discharge of untreated wastes from a hotel and the Shillong Club.

Replying to a Call Attention Motion on Thursday he said due to constant seepage of effluents even fishes were dying. He also informed that the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) had taken up the issue of non-compliance of environment rules by the polluters

Mawprem legislator Manas Chaudhuri on Wednesday raised concern over the shoddy manner the drainage system under the JNNURM Scheme is being implemented in various parts of the city.

“It is really painful that there are many drains being constructed in slipshod and unprofessional manner,” Chaudhuri said during the Question Hour in the Assembly.

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