The Narpuh Border Area Joint Action Committee today met Social Welfare Minister Kyrmen Shylla to seek his intervention in pursuing with its demand for creation of a new C&RD Block for Narpuh area at Lumshnong village.
Their meeting with the minister, who is also the MLA of Khliehriat, was to ensure that the department of Community and Rural Development under Hamletson Dohling takes note of the memorandum they submitted on June 7, 2019.
In a memorandum, the committee led by Narpuh MDC, Emlangki Lamare and secretary Daiapherbha Lamare said that since Narpuh which is close to the Assam and Bangladesh border lacks development since government offices are not easily accessible to the people and the journey to Khliehriat is rather costly.
The committee said that the villagers from Huroi, Hungaria, Malidor and other villages are finding hard to travel to Khliehriat as conditions of roads are bad especially during the monsoons.
Pointing out that as per the census 2011, Lumshnong area has 55 villages with a population of 45,984 and 90 per cent of the people are farmers, the committee said that setting up the C& RD Block at Lumshnong will be beneficial for the village and people of Narpuh border area as it will help in reducing the development gap in the area and can facilitate farmers’ progress.