SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly’s committee on the environment in a meeting held today has taken a decision to allow the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) school at Mawphlang to reopen after it received a report submitted by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB).
It may be mentioned that last month the committee had asked for closing down the JNV school at Mawphlang because the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) of the school has not been made functional.
The students have been deprived of their right to education for more than 40 days now. However, most students and parents will be relieved that the committee has decided to allow the school to once again function.
In this connection, member of the Assembly’s committee HM Shangpliang informed that in the meeting after the report has been submitted by the MSPCB,the committee has decided to once again allow the school to reopen.
“The report is that the STP of the school is functional now; and in view of this except for the Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) not signed with any company we have given the school time to complete the signing of the AMC and for the time being we have allowed the school to reopen.”
He informed that the JNV school authority has been given a one month’s time period to comply with the remaining works like signing the AMC between with the school and the company supplying the materials for the STP.
Shangpliang has further informed that the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district Matsiewdor War Nongbri has been appointed as the chairperson of the managing committee of the school, which will also include members from the MSPCB, JNV and Central (PWD) to form another committee to review the lacunas of the STP over the months to come.
“The DC has also been given one month’s time to submit a report on this STP,” he said.
The meeting was also attended by chairman of the committee SK Sunn, HM Shangpliang, K. Marbaniang and J. Lyngdoh.