Adelbert firm against permission to mine uranium

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SHILLONG, July 12 (Newmai): Reiterating his firm opposition against the mining of the uranium deposits in Meghalaya, Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) MDC, Adelbert Nongrum has set a pre – condition before extending his support to the newly formed Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA) in the Council wherein he has said that it should not grant a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the mining of this mineral.

In his letter of support to the KHDA chairman Samlin Malngiang and alliance CEM candidate HS Shylla on Thursday, Nongrum said that he is extending support to the alliance based on eight-point conditions.

“The Council should not grant NOC for the construction of roads which aim at facilitating mining of uranium in the region,” he said.

He also said the KHADC should demand the state government to induct the Syiem of Hima Mylliem as a member of the High Level Committee constituted to find out a permanent solution for the relocation of Sweepers’ Colony from Them Iew Mawlong.

Demanding transparency in the job recruitment process, Nongrum said the Council should end all corruption practices.

He also stressed the need to regulate the issuing of trading license to non-indigenous business people within the jurisdiction of the Council.

Further, Nongrum also demanded that the new executive committee should appoint him as the chairman of the Committee on Amendment of Election Process of MDC.

Shylla meanwhile informed that the alliance has accepted the conditions put forth by the member in his letter of support in principle.

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