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Meghalaya Minister Writes to CM Seeking Action Against Illegal Coke Factories in Jaintia Hills

File photo of Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma.

File picture of Meghalaya CM Conrad Ok Sangma.

Hek mentioned he has written to Chief Minister Conrad Ok Sangma for his intervention into the matter.

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  • Last Updated:June 21, 2021, 22:57 IST

BJP chief and Cabinet minister AL Hek on Monday sought motion towards unlawful coke factories that are working within the Jaintia Hills area. Speaking to reporters, Hek mentioned he has written to Chief Minister Conrad Ok Sangma for his intervention into the matter.

He mentioned that the matter was dropped at his discover by a delegation of the Hynniewtrep Integration Territorial Organization (HITO).

According to him, there are 37 coke factories in Jaintia Hills of which solely 5 have obtained correct licenses for operation whereas the remaining are working with out legitimate licenses.

“Therefore, I have requested the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister to look into this matter and ensure all 32 illegal coke factories are not allowed to continue,” Hek mentioned.

Earlier, HITO president Donbok Dkhar alleged that one of many unlawful coke factories belong to the NPP working president Nidamon Chullet, including that former MLA Justice Dkhar and former MDC Thomas Nongtdu are additionally among the many house owners of the unlawful coke factories.

Dkhar mentioned that the knowledge given was based mostly on RTI findings of the organisation. He mentioned that the organisation has demanded that the state authorities instantly shut down all unlawful coke factories within the Jaintia Hills area.

“If the state government fails to comply with the demand, we will be left with no option but to resort to a non-cooperation movement…,” he warned. The HITO chief knowledgeable that the well being minister has assured to take up the matter with the Chief Minister for taking essential motion.

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