NONGSTOIN: Members of the Western Youth Federation (WYF), Nongstoin Circle met West Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner S Kharlyngdoh on Sunday to press upon him the need to initiate the construction work of the Solid Waste Disposal Shed at Makadiang here at the earliest.

In absence of any solid waste disposal facilities in Nongstoin Township, the daily lot of garbage is dumped into river Nonbah which passes through the heart of the town. Some of the households also dump excreta into the river, polluting it further.