Ropeway transportation for Nongtraw villagers

The ropeway trolley at Nongtraw in East Khasi Hills.

SHILLONG, Nov 2: The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) launched ropeway transportation at Nongtraw village, East Khasi Hills, in a bid to support farmers to move their agricultural produce, livestock and other materials over the steep hills of the village, which constitute the Khadar Shnong area.
The only way in and out of Nongtraw is through a trek, up and down 3,500 steps. The village is also known for its outstanding heritage on traditional farming and this innovation is likely to contribute to transporting local foods that come out of jhum cultivation.
Chief Executive Member of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, Titosstarwell Chyne, who was the chief guest, attended the inaugural event along with NESFAS team, village headman, community members and representatives from nearby villages.
On the day, the community was also handed the certificate of the recent Best 2021 Sustainability Publication award by Hallbars and the Alfred Nobel Museum.