Shillong, Sept.

SHILLONG: Even though West Garo Hills district is the highest achiever in the State having done away with open defecation, it is still lagging behind in making schools ‘open defecation free’.

According to available statistics, 45 per cent schools in the district still lack sanitation facilities although during the year 2011 a total of 216 villages in the West Garo Hills were awarded the ‘Nirmal Gram Puraskar’.

Shillong: A roadmap drawn by the state in achieving Nirmal Meghalaya has shown an upward trend in the graph as far as the sanitation status or toilet average is concern with over 73 percent achievement, which is more than the national average, experts claimed.

Experts of the Water and Sanitation Programme-South Asia (WSP-SA) has claimed that the state can become Nirmal Meghalaya in a period of two years adding that Meghalaya is one of the leading states as far as implementation of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) now known as Nirmal Bharat Abiyan (NBA) in rural areas of the state is concerned.

TURA: The Tura district administration has imposed Section 144 CrPC prohibiting the dumping of sewage and pumping of water from the streams of Tura in view of the drastic water shortage problem of the town.

West Garo Hills deputy commissioner Pravin Bakshi held a meeting on water conservation and containing jhumming at his office chamber on Monday in which the Garo Students Union, Mothers’ Union, Nokmas Council, School principals, church elders, senior citizens took part.

TURA: West Garo Hills district administration has constituted a water supply cell with the objective of ensuring adequate supply of potable water to Tura Municipal areas and surrounding localities.

The members of the cell are the Superintending and Executive Engineer, PHE, Tura, Additional Superintendent of Police, Tura, PK Boro, EAC and C N Sangma, EAC.

SHILLONG: The acute water scarcity that has hit Tura, West Garo Hills for the past two weeks has not only stirred anger among the residents of Tura but also the Sangma siblings who have asked the authorities concerned to take control of the matter and resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha K Sangma who is currently in Shillong has called upon Chief Secretary WMS Pariat to take serious note of the problem and resolve it at the earliest.

TURA:The Tura Public Transport System (TPTS) which is operating ten buses given under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission will soon be granted another ten new buses because of the

Shillong, Feb.

TURA: The residents of Dakopgre, a locality in Tura, have lodged a complaint with the SDO and Executive Engineer of the Public Health Engineering department, criticizing the alleged supply of conta

SHILLONG: The bird flu in East Garo Hills is officially confirmed, revealed the Deputy Commissioner of East Garo Hills, Pravin Bakshi citing the fax message from the sophisticated government run la