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'Setting up of entry & exit points to check influx will begin soon'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, July 20: The Meghalaya government today held a review meeting over the progress of the comprehensive mechanism to deal with the issue of influx in the state.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma who chaired the meeting said that he was optimistic that the setting up of infrastructures for the proposed entry/exit points will soon kick-off.

During the review meeting on Wednesday, the government directed the line departments to complete auditing the strength of their manpower.

“Initiatives are on to ensure infrastructures in the entry/exit points start happening,” Sangma told reporters. According to Dr Sangma, the departments have also been directed to complete the auditing with regards to their wherewithal and whether they are capable of implementing the responsibility assigned to them.

Asked on the status of the land acquisition, the Chief Minister informed that the government has so far received the social impact assessment (SIA) report on in respect of Malidor in East Jaintia Hills district.

He added with regards to the different sites, the SIA reports are still being awaited by the government.

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