The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes visited Nongstoin meet traditional head

hillong, Oct 16: In a two day visit to West Khasi Hills District, Shri Hari Krishna Damor member of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) accompanied by Shri S. P. Meena Assistant Director met the Syiem of Hima Nongstoin, headmen and Sordar of various localities falling under Nongstoin and its adjoining areas, DC, SP and District Officials in a meeting organized by the Planning Department, at Circuit House Nongstoin.

In the course of discussion Shri Hari Krishna Damor requested the members present to write to the Commission regarding the problems highlighted like poor road connectivity, irregular power and water supply to interior places of the District, where Shri Damor assured to take up the matter with the Central Government through the Chairman of the Commission.

The member of the Commission also met the District heads of various line departments at the Conference Hall, DC office Nongstoin where various issues relating to scholarship, hostels for boys and girls, mid-day meal, PDS and others were discussed.

The District Officers requested the members of the Commission relating to Central norms and guidelines which needs to be modified as per the topography, population, area, size customs and tradition of the area falling under the North Eastern region of the country. Memorandum was also submitted by the village leaders apprising about the problems and hardship faced by the area which needs an intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.

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