Shillong, July 22, 2019 (MMP): The Poor People’s Movement (PPM) along with the Seng Longkmie of Umlaitteng village have vehemently opposed to the proposal of the State Government to shift the Marten dumping ground at Mawlai Mawiong to Ri Bhoi district.
Talking to reporters at Shillong Press Club today, PPP president said that the Government is planning to shift the dumping ground to Umlaitteng village which is against the wish of the people.
According to him, the people have witnessed the pathetic condition of the present dumping ground and would not like to see that another situation takes place in Ri-Bhoi. He also said that the claim of the Government that it has already conducted the hearing is not true. The PPP president also clarified that the area which the Government proposes to shift the dumping ground does not fall in Mawdiengngan village but under Umlaitteng village. As per the information given by the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ri-Bhoi district, he said that the Government is planning to acquire 5000 acres belonging to one Herbert Syiem who is a resident of Shillong. It may be mentioned that this is not the first time that the proposal to shift the dumping ground was being opposed. MMP