Meghalaya to bring entry law for visitors

News:The Meghalaya government has approved amendments to the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act(MRSSA) 2016 to bring entry law for non-residents. Facts: About the amendment: This amendment was brought in the backdrop of demands for an Inner Line Permit(ILP) like rule due to concerns that people excluded from the National Register of Citizens(NRC) in Assam… Continue reading Meghalaya to bring entry law for visitors

Meghalaya minor tribes fear exclusion from Sixth Schedule

News:The Meghalaya government recommendation to exclude unrepresented tribes from the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution has left minor tribes in a state of worry. Facts: About Meghalaya: Meghalaya is divided into autonomous councils in the names of the three major matrilineal communities — Garo, Khasi and Jaintia. The minority tribes include the… Continue reading Meghalaya minor tribes fear exclusion from Sixth Schedule

Piggery development project

Chief Minister of Meghalaya has met with Union Minister for Animal Husbandry to discuss piggery development project. The piggery development project is to be launched in Meghalaya.The project will be financed by the National Cooperative Development Corporation(NCDC) along with the State Government.  The proposed Piggery development project aims to boost domestic availability of pig meat… Continue reading Piggery development project

22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 to be held at Shillong on 8-9, 2019

The 22nd National Conference on e-Governance,2019 will be held in Shillong,Meghalaya. This is the first time the event is being organized in North-Eastern region of the country. The event will be organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances(DARPG) in association with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY). The theme of this Conference… Continue reading 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 to be held at Shillong on 8-9, 2019

Cooperatives for sustainable mining: NGT

The chairman of the committee of the National Green Tribunal(NGT) for rat hole mining in Meghalaya has advised small coal mine owners in the State to form cooperatives to shift to scientific and sustainable mining. He added that cooperatives will have to ensure the safety of mining workers and sustainability of the environmentally vulnerable areas.… Continue reading Cooperatives for sustainable mining: NGT

Meghalaya Cabinet approves draft water policy

Meghalaya became the first Indian state to ensure water conservation after the State Cabinet approved the Draft Water Policy. This policy aims to provide safe and hygienic water for various purposes like drinking,domestic,sanitation and livelihood development.The policy recognises water as a common pool resource for all residents of the state. The policy will be implemented… Continue reading Meghalaya Cabinet approves draft water policy

Finance Commission hold meeting with representatives of Autonomous Development Councils (ADCs) of Meghalaya

The 15th Finance Commission has held a meeting with the representatives of the Autonomous District Councils(ADCs) of Meghalaya.There are 3 ADCs in Meghalaya namely the Khasi Hills ADC,Garo Hills ADC and Jaintia Hills ADC. Autonomous District Councils in the tribal dominated areas of North East are administrative bodies constituted in accordance to Sixth Schedule Article… Continue reading Finance Commission hold meeting with representatives of Autonomous Development Councils (ADCs) of Meghalaya