State to set up veterinary university in Ri Bhoi

Shillong, June 2: The state government will  set up a veterinary university in Ri Bhoi district.

Minister in-charge Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sanbor Shullai said, “We will be setting up a veterinary university and construction site will be on a plot of land of the department at Kyrdemkulai,”he told reporters on Thursday..


He said the cost of the project is around Rs 400 crore.

“I am trying my level best and once it is approved by the cabinet, we will go straight to Delhi to get the sanction,” he said.

Central jail 

Sanbor, who is also in-charge of prisons department has said the urban affairs department will allot 25 acres of land to the prisons department for construction of a central jail at Mawdiangdiang.

“The existing land where the Shillong district jail is presently located at jail road will be handed over to urban affairs department. They are proposing to construct parking facilities, shopping complexes and others to create employment for the people, he said.

The capacity of the central jail will be 5,000 inmates -2,500 males and 2,500 females.

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