River Nonbah under threat

From Our Correspondent

NONGSTOIN: Members of the Western Youth Federation (WYF), Nongstoin Circle met West Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner S Kharlyngdoh on Sunday to press upon him the need to initiate the construction work of the Solid Waste Disposal Shed at Makadiang here at the earliest.

In absence of any solid waste disposal facilities in Nongstoin Township, the daily lot of garbage is dumped into river Nonbah which passes through the heart of the town.

Some of the households also dump excreta into the river, polluting it further.

“We met the DC to express our concern over the lack of cleanliness and rising pollution levels in Nongstoin Township,” WYF president Mawkordor Kharsyiemlieh said.

Meanwhile, while assuring to pursue the matter at the earliest, West Khasi Hills DC said that the Director, Urban Development at Shillong was silent on the implementation of the said project.

Nongstoin is also devoid of a functional Town Committee. Surprisingly, the employees of the Nongstoin Town Committee also dump the waste into river Nonbah. There are also allegations that a truck, under the Town Committee, meant to collect garbage, is being used for commercial purposes at the moment.

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