Meghalaya: Archery betting ‘teer’ business to resume along with other no-contact sports


Shillong, May 29:

The Meghalaya Government today decided to allow re-opening of no-contact sporting activities to pave way for the resumption of teer business, which is a legal form of gambling (archery) in the state.

"We have decided re-opening of all forms no-contact sports like archery, golf and table tennis," Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong told reporters after the review meeting here today.

It may be mentioned that after the lockdown, around 50 archers are now jobless since no archery was carried out. The archery gambling was brought under regulation of the Government for the sale of teer tickets in 2018.


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Following the regulation, the Government is generating revenue from the teer business. Besides Shillong, a similar betting game is also played at Jowai in West Jaintia Hills, Khanapara in Ri Bhoi and Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills.

Meanwhile, Tynsong said that the Government has decided to allow private and non profit making offices, establishments and organisations to function with a total of 33 percent work capacity adding that they will require to strictly following the various protocols and SOPs.

Deputy Chief Minister said that they have also decided to bring in highly-skilled technicians or operators from outside the State. According to him, the contractors would need to submit an application for a special permission before the Deputy Commissioners.