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Shillong’s Bara Bazaar is being given a facelift



SHILLONG: The facelift for Iewduh (Bara Bazaar) known as the “Rice bowl of the people in Khasi and Jaintia Hills” began after the Hima Mylliem embarked on a series of makeover for the market which has, over the decade, become filthy and unhygienic.


With the yearning to maintain cleanliness, the Acting Syiem of Hima Mylliem Pa’iem Ricky Nelson Syiem visited the tomato market on Wednesday with an appeal to the sellers/traders to maintain cleanliness after the Hima Mylliem constructed cemented road in the area amounting to Rs 7 lakh.


In the earlier days, the area in which tomatoes are bought and sold is filthy and muddy which gets worse during rainy days posing a problem to sellers and buyers.


Syiem told reporters that the Hima Mylliem was creating awareness to the local sellers and traders on the need of cleanliness even as he said that the office of the Hima Mylliem had taken the task to beautify the area on its own expenses.

He informed that the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) floated a tender for the beautification of the entire Iewduh.

The KHADC and the Hima Mylliem have assured that the entrances will be constructed at Motphran and at the tomato trade market in which Rs 51 has been estimated for the construction of the entrances earmarked under the special assistance scheme of 2015-16.

Again, it may be recalled that last year, the Hima Mylliem organized a meeting at Students’ Field on cleanliness awareness programme in which Wanshan Kharkrang, Environmental Engineer at Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB), enlightened the sellers/traders on laws, regulations and punitive actions to ensure that cleanliness is maintained at Iewduh.




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