Meghalaya Budget Session: Demands for inclusion of Khasi Language in 8th Schedule rocks Assembly

 SHILLONG, March 14 2017: The Budget session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Tuesday witnessed a heated debate over many issues including the inclusion of the Khasi Language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution and delay in releasing the scholarship for students besides others.

Inclusion of Khasi Language in 8th Schedule

Reacting to a query on the need to include the Khasi language in the 8th Schedule, Arts and Culture Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh informed the house the Main Committee which looks into this matter has submitted its suggestions to the state government through the Arts and Culture Department.

Meanwhile, reacting to demands from the opposition to also ensure the inclusion Garo and Jaintia Language, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said that the government is looking into this matter and efforts are laid on the tribal languages of Meghalaya to be recognised.

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Delay in releasing Scholarship

Meanwhile, replying to a query on the delay to release the scholarship, Education Minister Roshan Warjri clarified the government’s stance stating that the delay is due to the delay of receiving the sanctioned funds from the central government.

Infrastructure

In his reply to a query raised by UDP legislator, Remington Pyngrope, PWD (Roads) Minister MM Danggo informed the house that the scheme to construct a road from Mawkynrew to Jatah, proposed through the North Eastern Council (NEC), has already been forwarded to the Planning Department to follow suit.

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The other issues raised on the day include–shortage in the supply of drinking water in Tura, construction of a stadium in the state besides others.

(TNT News)

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