In order to protect the Myntdu River, the Jowai Municipal Board (JMB) has started the construction of ‘in-situ’ drains.
An inspection in this regard was carried out at the construction site of the in-situ drains at Panaliar, including at Synrang Waïong and Urkyrdaiñ by officials of the JMB, including its Chairman, LD Lakiang, the CEO, DV Lyngdoh, and members of the Jaiñtia Fishing and Environment Protection Association, besides others.
Lakiang said that the JMB has set a target to complete the drains by May this year and such drains will be constructed in other areas that flow to the river.
He also informed that the JMB has assisted households who are in need of help to build septic tanks.
Meanwhile, the Jaintia Students Movement (JSM) has expressed deep concern regarding the river’s health.
The JSM said that, even though the Myntdu is used as a water source for Jowai, it is contaminated by plastic and other trash.
The JSM blamed the JMB for failing to collect the neighbourhood waste regularly, which, it said, leads to it entering the river.
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