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Meghalaya CM’s office goes plastic-free on World Environment Day

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s office has gone green with an earnest effort to make his chamber plastic-free. All his stationery and letterheads will now be produced from recycled paper. Sangma, a self-proclaimed environmentalist, walked six kilometres from his residence at 3rd Mile, Upper Shillong to the State Central Library to celebrate the World Environment Day. (Conrad Sangma is …

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UNDP organizes workshops on the development of Northeast

Guwahati: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India organised a 2-day-programme on Stakeholders Consultation on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector in North-East India at Guwahati.  John Borgoyary, Regional Head, NE India, UNDP, in his speech during the workshop on Tuesday, highlighted that UNDP aims to work with grassroots entrepreneurs with …

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The ‘Dr. Harsh Vardhan App’

Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Meghalaya. Shillong: While addressing a gathering at IBSD, Union Minister of Environment & Forests and Science & Technology, Harsh Vardhan, said, “IBSD will provide a platform for bio-based entrepreneurship not only for the State of Meghalaya, but can serve as the hub of the entire North East …

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NE Green Summit to devise strategies on environmental issues say, experts

Guwahati: Environment is a major issue in the Northeast and the Northeast Green Summit, with the participation of all relevant stakeholders, will lead to greater awareness about the environmental issues and how to resolve them in the days to come, said Ranjan Chatterjee, former Chief Secretary, Meghalaya, and former Member, National Green Tribunal on Sunday, ahead of …

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NE Green Summit 2018 soon in Shillong, experts to dwell on region’s green issues

Guwahati: After the phenomenal success of the 1st and 2nd Northeast Green Summits held in the year 2016 and 2017, the 3rd Summit is once again all set to provide a platform where effective solutions for key environmental challenges faced in Northeast India can emerge. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, will be inaugurating …

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NE Green Summit submits Action Plan to DONER

GUWAHATI: State Governments of the Northeastern states may consider the allocation of at least 5 percent of their budgets for tourism, with a focus on eco-tourism. This was one of the recommendations of policymakers, experts and stakeholders, including former poachers-turned-conservators, who gathered at the 3rd Northeast Green Summit which concluded recently in Shillong on October 26. …

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NE states pledge to protect their green cover

SHILLONG: DONER Secretary Naveen Verma on Friday proposed a green industrial corridor for the region. “I would propose a green industrial corridor, which works as the backbone of the broad gauge rail network which includes riverbanks and roadside grass verges,” he said. Verma was speaking at the closing ceremony of the third edition of the four-day Northeast …

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