Govt to convene joint meeting with line departments to address issues concerning Umiam lake


Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Power Prestone Tynsong would soon convene a joint meeting with line departments for addressing the issues concerning the Umiam Lake.

 The decision was taken in view of the recent order passed by the Meghalaya High Court directing the state government to chalk out a road map for the preservation of the Umiam Lake.


“We have received the order of the high court, we will have a joint meeting with all the related departments and we will address these issues accordingly,” Tynsong told journalists on Thursday.


Stating that the Umiam Lake is not only the responsibility of the power department or MeECL, he said, “We also need to talk about the flowing river beds which goes down to Umiam Lake like Wahumkhrah and some small rivers from Nongthliew side – so this is a coordinated activities which is needed to be attended to.”


When asked, Tynsong said all issues including the need to stop sewages from flowing to the Umiam Lake would also be taken up during the proposed meeting.