SHILLONG: The Executive Committee of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has stated that the attempt by Nepali residents to open a market at Langpih in West Khasi Hills under Hima Raid Mynsaw is against the Regulations and Control of Market Act 1979 of the district council.
Speaking to reporters, Executive Member (EM) of the KHADC in-charge Market Jambor War said, “The attempt by Nepali residents to organise a market at Langpih areas is strongly opposed by the KHADC since it is against the Regulations and Control of Market Act, 1979.”
War informed that as per the Act, no individual or groups can open a market in areas under the jurisdiction of the KHADC without the no approval of the district council.
“We on behalf of the Executive Committee we want that the authorities of Hima Raid Mynsaw under whose jurisdiction Langpih falls sees that no rules are violated under the Regulations and Control of Market Act 1979 of the district council,” the EM in-charge Market said.
War also said that on its part the Executive Committee wants to inform the stakeholders whether land owners or are authorities in the Raid, Hima or Elaka to be vigilant so that one cannot set up markets in areas under the jurisdiction of the KHADC.
“Those who wants to set up markets should informed the district council because earlier there have been cases wherein markets were made functional in areas under the Sixth Schedule but without informing the KHADC,” War said.
The EM in-charge Market said in the case of Langpih where the proposed market is to be set up by Nepali residents, soon he will convene a meeting with the authorities of Hima Raid Mynsaw.
“As an authority like the KHADC we should see that such attempt does not occur. We will inspect if the Nepali residents go ahead and construct this market at Langpih,” War said.