Experts to look into Meghalaya cave row
OUR CORRESPONDENT /
Shillong, March 18: Experts from the
Indian Bureau of Mines (
In answer to a
starred question by ruling coalition MLA P.T. Sawkmie,
Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang
told the Assembly today that representatives of the
The chief minister assured that the inquiry would provide “the most authentic report.”
However, even as
Lapang said the
Earlier, Lapang placed on the floor of the House an inquiry report by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board. Interestingly, the board’s report mentions that the Cement Manufacturing Company Limited, one of the offending factories, had been categorically asked to use scientific and latest mining technologies and to operate pollution control devices regularly.
In a separate development, the villagers of Lumshnong have written to local MLA Nehlang Lyngdoh and complained about pollution and blockage of water sources by debris from limestone quarries, besides excessive air and noise pollution from blasting operations.