New markets will help decongest Ïewduh: Titos
The opening of new markets will help decongest Iewduh, with one in Marbisu soon to be functional, Chief Executive Member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Titosstarwell Chyne said today.
These markets will be on par with that of Ïewduh, he added.
“We had proposed to open another market at Mawroh that, however, faced stern opposition from the traditional heads of Mawlai. We have also given permission to open a market at Marbisu that will be functional very soon to ease the traffic congestion and decongest Ïewduh,” he said.
EC sanctions posts in district council courts
The Executive Committee of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has decided to create posts for an additional judge and two magistrates so that the district council courts in Nongstoin, Mawkyrwat and Nongspung can be made functional and be strengthened, Chief Executive Member Titosstarwell Chyne informed today.
KHADC land bill to be examined by select committee
The Regulation and Administration of Land Bill 2020 requires further examination by a select committee, the opposition said in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) today, which the Chief Executive Member accepted.
The bill could not be passed today after the opposition urged the CEM, Titosstarwell Chyne, not to take a hasty decision in passing it without first referring it to a select committee for further examination.
The CEM, however, set a 10-day deadline for MDCs to give their views and suggestions before a special session that will be convened to pass the bill.
The committee will be headed by Chyne and include PN Syiem, L Blah, Bindo Lanong, Paul Lyngdoh and Martle Mukhim.
Ronnie suggests funding for rural schools
Mylliem MDC Ronnie Lyngdoh has encouraged the executive committee of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to allocate at least 10 percent of infrastructure funding towards the development of school facilities in rural areas.
The total amount allocated for construction of council assets from central government funds to the KHADC topped Rs 80 crore for 2016-2020. Executive Member in charge of development, Teibor Pathaw, said that there are 63 completed council buildings and 12 that are as yet incomplete.
However, Lyngdoh lamented that from the amount of Rs 80 crore nothing has been earmarked for the development of school infrastructure in rural areas that are managed by Dorbar Shnongs, religious bodies, etc.