Shillong, Aug 16: Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha has put up a few suggestions for the state government for the development of Kongthong, which has gained worldwide fame as the whistling village.
Addressing a gathering in the village on Independence Day, Sinha said the state should form a committee to monitor Kongthong’s infrastructural development.
He also pointed out that farmers there fail to get what they deserve because of middlemen and there is a need to form a cooperative society so farmers of Kongthong and surrounding 12 villages can directly sell their products like broom, honey and flowers.
“The pace of development of Kongthong is slow. The state should understand its worth not just as a village, but also for its attraction… It is now a global village,” Sinha said.
The MP said there is need to complete the road project from Kongthong to Sader, “which CM Conard Sangma has already promised”.
Sinha said the gate that has been constructed at Kongthong with donations would be dedicated to freedom fighter Tirot Singh.
Earlier, Sinha hoisted flag in Sohra Academy Senior Secondary School in Cherrapunji where he attended the cultural programme by students and teachers.
Later, Padmshri awardee Trinity Saioo accompanied him to Swer village where they, along with BJP state president Ernest Mawrie, participated in the celebration.