Mairang will be new district before Independence Day, says Meghalaya CM
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that Mairang will be the new district of the state before the country observes Independence Day this year with an aim to bring the administration closer to the people.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, he said, “Because of COVID, the situation has been slightly slow but to let the people of Mairang know and feel positive about it we will do our best to ensure that before Independence Day, the Mairang district is functional and that will be our endeavour.”
“Sohra has been an area of concern and there have been demands for it but because of the geographical landscape and the areas of Pynursla and down. So, the geographical mapping is not coming to a point where we can look at a consensus. All those issues are being discussed and we will see how to move forward,” said Sangma.
The Chief Minister also said that Mairang is at the bottom in terms of Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) and the primary purpose of bringing about the new district is to give a push to the standard of living of the people and other parts of West Khasi hills.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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