Meghalaya: NGO writes to Sub-Divisional Officer over neglect of villages in South West Khasi Hills
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Meghalaya: NGO writes to Sub-Divisional Officer over neglect of villages in South West Khasi Hills

The villages of Kalapahar, Rajai and Cheragao, which lie close to the international border with Bangladesh, have found life extremely difficult as the roads connecting them to the country are in a state of dilapidation, with most of it being washed away.

TURA:

The United Achik Youth Federation (UAYF), an NGO based in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) has written to the Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of Ranikor Civil Subdivision seeking the immediate repair of roads connecting some border villages in the district.

The villages of Kalapahar, Rajai and Cheragao, which lie close to the international border with Bangladesh, have found life extremely difficult as the roads connecting them to the country are in a state of dilapidation, with most of it being washed away.

“The roads connecting these villages, is extremely damaged because of flood waters on the Jondo Stream. The matter has been informed to the SDO office in Ranikor, but there have been no measures taken to rectify the situation,” President of the NGO, Sangra Marak said.

The NGO alleged that despite informing the state government on the issue, no serious action has come about till date.

“The people are in great difficulty and have resorted to visiting Bangladesh to get treatment for medical emergencies. This is not their fault as they find navigating the road extremely difficult. It is extremely sad they have been neglected by the local and state administration in this manner,” added Sangra while demanding that the matter be taken up immediately.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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