Govt has 19 proposals for new blocks: Dohling

Shillong, Sep 16: Minister in-charge Community, Rural & Development (C&RD) Hamletson Dohling on Friday said the government is examining as many as 19 proposals for creation of new blocks across the state.

“We have received 19 proposals and the matter is being examined by the government,” Dohling told the Assembly.


These include Mawsaw (West Khasi Hills), Nartiang and Namdong (West Jaintia Hills), Lumshnong and Wapung (East Jaintia Hills), among others.

He also assured to examine the request of Salmanpara legislator Winnerson D Sangma for creation of a new block in Purakhasia, which is presently covered under Dalu block.

The minister, however, said he is yet to receive any application from the legislator.

Nongkrem legislator Lambor Malngiang and Nongpoh legislator Mayralborn Syiem also requested the government to consider creation of Nongkrem block and Umden block in their respective constituencies. To this, the minister assured that the department will look into the proposals.

According to Dohling, Rs 12 crore is required for setting up a new C&RD block.

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