Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council holds 240th session
Diphu, June 21 (EMN): The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) held its 240th session at the KAAC hall on Monday.
In the session, Chief Executive Member of KAAC, Tuliram Ronghang informed the members of the house that coal mining would be legalised. He said that the Mines and Mineral department will issue a tender for mining of coal in order to prevent illegal mining in Karbi Anglong.
While replying to various queries from the members the CEM said, “There is good news for Karbi Anglong. I have been reminding the chief minister, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma several times that illegal coal mining is rampant. We cannot guard the whole night to stop illegal transportation of coal by coal mafias. Hills Area Development minister, Jogen Mohon in his recent visit to Diphu has discussed the matter. We have received an orer from the central government and very soon, a tender for mining of coal under the Mines and Minerals department will be issued. On June 24, Hills Area Development minister invited us for a meeting in Guwahati to discuss tender notification for coal mining. I, including MP Horensing Bey and MLAs will be attending the meeting”.
Ronghang also said, “Land survey has been completed in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong. We have not lost an inch of land and 10,434 sq. km of our land is still intact. We are being blamed for selling land, but ‘Team Karbi Anglong’ never sold land to anyone.
“There are 137 vacant teachers’ posts in Lower Primary schools in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong. Out of which 81 vacant posts have been approved for appointment. A residential school at Kudam Ronghang village in West Karbi Anglong in memory of Sumila Ronghangpi, who was brutally killed by Prakash Chandra Borthakur and his son Nayan Jyoti Borthakur on April 22 at Raha in Nagaon district, will be constructed by KAAC authority. Initiative has been taken for appointment of additional teachers in schools in remote villages. In Personal (A) establishment under inherent subject, there are 27 vacant posts. 40 candidates have been appointed on compassionate ground under inherent subjects of KAAC”, he stated.
He also clarified that though Kheroni is thickly populated, it could not be declared as a town as there are professional grazing reserves (PGR) and village grazing reserve (VGR) in it. After completing necessary formalities, Jirikindeng and Jengkha in West Karbi Anglong and Borlangpher in Karbi Anglong district will be declared as towns, he said. He also informed that on June 25, Education minister of Assam, Ranoj Pegu will be coming to Diphu to discuss the education problems of the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong.