Recently there was a delegation of leaders from Warsan Lyngdoh, Phlangdiloin and Umdohlun areas under South West Khasi Hills District, which is one of the most undeveloped districts of Meghalaya, to Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, demanding that a Community and Rural Development Block be set up at Umdohlun village or Wahkaji village.
The demand is perfectly justified in all respects. In fact, so many villages under this land locked geographical areas comprising of upland Langrin Syiemship, War San Lyngdoh of Nongstoin Syiemship and the western sector of Nobosohphoh Syiemship, are all, geographically, far away from Nongstoin, Mawkyrwat and Ranikor Blocks and as a matter of fact, the average distance by the worst MP Road in Meghalaya from the mentioned C&RD Blocks is not less than 70 kms.
Moreover, these areas are isolated and remained totally neglected in all respects for the last 50 years of Meghalaya statehood. The other demands for setting up of C&RD Blocks are at Rambrai village (which has been a long demand), Langja village (under Muliang sector), Umdang village (under Ri Lyngngam) and at Maweit village (which is also the most neglected area in Meghalaya).
These demands are not only justified in all respects but also ought to be placed on topmost priority and be materialised immediately by the MDA government under the leadership of Conrad Sangma. Otherwise, it may miss the opportunity of reaping the rich electoral dividend of victory in 2023. In fact these C&RD Blocks should have been created before the creation of the districts during the MUA regime under the stewardship of Dr. Mukul Sangma.