Shillong, Apr 12, 2013: The State government is proposing to implement the four-tier Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) now rechristened as the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) in all the districts of the State to ensure the implementation of an effective waste management in the rural areas.
Replying to a question raised by Nongkrem legislator Ardent Basaiawmoit on Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister (Deputy CM) in charge of PHE department, Prof RC Laloo, said that the proposal of the project, sanctioned under the State scheme, has been sent to the Union Government for approval.
New Delhi, Aug 21: The State Government of Meghalaya has reported that sources of some drinking water supply schemes have had to shifted due to contamination caused by mining and some major rivers in the area have been found to be unfit for human use. Jaintia Hills in particular is facing an acute drinking water crisis. This was stated in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today by the Rural Development Minister and the Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Shillong, Aug 10, 2012: A roadmap drawn by the state in achieving Nirmal Meghalaya has shown an upward trend in the graph as far as the sanitation status or toilet average is concern with over 73 percent achievement, which is more than the national average, experts claimed.
Shillong, Aug 9, 2012: Even though West Garo Hills district is the highest achiever in the State having done away with open defecation, it is still lagging behind in making schools ‘open defecation free’.
According to available statistics, 45 per cent schools in the district still lack sanitation facilities although during the year 2011 a total of 216 villages in the West Garo Hills were awarded the ‘Nirmal Gram Puraskar’.
The average of toilet coverage in schools of Meghalaya stood at only 67 per cent.
New Delhi, June 4, 2005: The North-East towns of Shillong and Gangtok are set to get facelifts with the help of scientific mapping. Using tools like comprehensive mapping with geographic information systems (GIS), a $15-mn project funded by the Australian government will work out a model for revamping these two hill towns by November 2005. It is expected that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will extend a soft loan for implementing urban planning in five NE towns, including Shillong and Gangtok.
Shillong, April 12, 2012: Twenty-first century Meghalaya still faces problems of open defecation, accessibility to sources of lighting and potable water, although the scenario has marginally improved compared to a decade ago, especially in the field of communication.
Shillong, May 29, 2012: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik today said the north-eastern should prioritise the issue of unsanitary latrines, rehabilitation of manual scavengers and setting up of district disability rehabilitation centres in view of the Centre having prioritised these issues. "The UPA government has it made these issues a priority at the national level.
Shillong, Feb 13, 2012: Concerned at the slow rate of urbanisation in Meghalaya, government officials and prominent citizens will sit together to find a long-term solution. A round table conference of top government officials and citizens will be held here on February 15.