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Youth Parliament presses for pollution free, de-congested Shillong

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: Concerned over the acute congestion and unhygienic condition of Shillong city, youths belonging to the KJP Assembly on Tuesday pressed on the need to include all the stakeholders from the government down to the local organizations to contribute and work together for a solid action to eradicate congestion and ensure a healthy Shillong.

The youth parliament of the KJP Assembly, organised at the Khasi National Durbar Hall, Mawkhar, was of the opinion that it is high time for the society to come up with a solution to do away with the acute congestion of Shillong city and its suburbs through adhering to housing policy and rules, broadening of roads, providing communicable space in roads, lanes and bye-lanes, market areas, industrial areas, office vicinities, institutional areas as well other avenues available so that the capital city and its suburbs will have space for mobility.

The youth parliament also felt the need to bring back the cleanliness and hygienic condition of Shillong and its suburbs which will be maintained 24 hours, 7 days a week, the whole month and throughout, through removal of all kinds of filth, dirt and grime on the roads, road-side, residential areas, market, industrial, office, institutional areas, drains, hills and valleys, streams and rivers, forest areas, and doing away with air, water and soil pollution.

The youth parliament was inaugurated by Executive Secretary, Commission on Justice, Peace & Creation (CJPC)-National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) Rev. Christopher Rajkumar, Secretary of the Centre for Social Development (CSD), Imphal & Secretary-General-North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) Nobo Kishore, Secretary of the Board of Youth Centre (Youth fellowship) KJP Assembly Tbn (Tymmenbasan) MM Rajee, ICARE convener Toki Blah and others.

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