SHILLONG: What could be termed as a boost to the tourism sector in Meghalaya, Asia’s Cleanest village Mawlynnong and Raj Bhavan in Shillong have been awarded by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for having successfully achieved the Green Building Standards required for the level of certification under IGBC for Green Existing Buildings O & M Rating System and also for Green Village Rating System.
The awards were received by K M Momin, Joint Director, Tourism, Govt of Meghalaya at the 14th Edition Green Building Congress 2016 held on October 8 at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
A little history about the Raj Bhavan in Shillong and Mawlynnong in East Khasi hills district of Meghalaya.
Raj Bhavan: Since the creation of Meghalaya as a separate State, the Raj Bhavan has been witness to relatively more sedate times. The Raj Bhavan building which completed 112 years in October 2015 is one of the few heritage buildings left in the State now.
Mawlynnong: It is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction. Mawlynnong was awarded the prestigious tag of ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in 2003 by Discover India Magazine. Mawlynnong is located 90 km from Shillong, along the India-Bangladesh border.