Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma was met by a delegation of the Narpuh Border Area Joint Action Committee over the latter’s demand for a community and rural development block in the East Jaiñtia Hills area.
The delegation reminded the CM today that the distance for the people from Narpuh to Khliehriat, the district headquarters, was too great an inconvenience when they need to accomplish officialdom-related activities.
Speaking with mediapersons, Kynjaimon Amse, the assistant headman of Umkiang village, said that it was a positive meeting. He added that they have been assured that on November 26 a foundation stone laying ceremony will be held and an office be made immediately functional. The new block is expected to cover 40 villages.
Amse also recalled that in 2018, the government had transferred the block from Khliehriat to Lumshnong but that was only on paper, adding that, after the election, the block was shifted back to Khliehriat.