Charles raises stray concerns, Umiam toilet & plastic ban

SHILLONG: The lack of facilities to provide shelter to stray animals often eludes the attention of lawmakers and rarely finds its way to the floor of the House for discussion.
But on Thursday, Nongthymmai MLA Charles Pyngrope brought up the issue and urged the state government to establish a centre to house the stray animals in the city.
Participating in the Budget discussion, the MLA from Nongthymmai said many people from the state go outside to buy stray dogs and if a centre can be established, people can adopt these animals from the centre.
Earlier, Pyngope lamented that the Umiam viewpoint, which is booming with tourists, does not have a basic utility like toilet.
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(Contd from P-3) He urged the government to take necessary steps “failing which the state would lose tourists as it had happened in the past when Sohra did not had any accommodation except the inspection bungalow”.
Pyngrope also suggested the government to ban at least certain types of plastics like what Ooty, a tourist hill station, has done “where plastics will not be found on roads”.
Making a clarion call for reducing the use of plastics, Pyngrope said unless plastic is banned the state would become a laughing stock in the upcoming National Games for being the dirtiest city.
Appreciating West Khasi Hills for making roads by using plastic waste, the MLA said he would visit the area and meet the deputy commissioner and officers concerned to know about the technology.

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