Shillong: Directions has been given to the forest officials to have a proper interaction with the traditional institutions to make them understand of the real intention of the government in having the Elephant Reserve in parts of West Khasi Hills covering vast areas joining Balpakram.

According to Tynsong, the government intended to introduce the Elephant Reserve from Wahblei in West Khasi Hills district to East and South Garo Hills districts for protection of wild elephant inhabited in these areas. However, the proposal has been strongly objected by more than 100 of traditional institutions of West Khasi Hills district including the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC)