Local support for Lafarge mining project

Local support for Lafarge mining project
Published: 13 September 2010


Lafarge’s limestone mining project in Meghalaya, which is entangled in legal problems, has received support from locals.


The Dorbar (traditional tribal village council in Meghalaya) of Nongtrai, the village in East Khasi Hills district where Lafarge Umuiam Mining Pvt Ltd (LUMPL) plans to mine limestone, has come forward to support the project.


Dorbar secretary Pynshai Rapmai today said in a statement that “vested” interests were “giving totally wrong information about the mining project”.
“The Nongtrai Durbar and the people are proud to be associated with the project and (are) also working closely with LUMPL to implement the biodiversity conservation plan for protection of ecology and biodiversity in the area,” the village council said.