Shillong: Joining the chorus to save Brishyrnot, Jaintia Students’ Union (JSU) give a written opposition to the District Commissioner East Jaintia Hills District requesting the DC not to grant Environmental Clearance (EC) to the Stat Cement.
This stone quarry in Brishynrot is just 1.46 km away from Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary. And also this stone quarry project is just 0.25 km from Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of the Narpuh Wild Life Sanctuary.
The President of Jaintia Student’s Union, Lawyerson War said that the Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary is the only dense forest in both the East and West Jaintia hills district and also in the North East India of Meghalaya.
This Sanctuary is home to variety of living species in the category Schedule- I Species. Conducive weather conditions and dense forest is the main factor for such existence to thrive. Therefore, it is mandatory to protect, conserve and preserve this land.
There is also a river feeding the Lukha river in the proposed mining site. Bah War also reminds the NGT ban on coal mining due to this very reason.
JSU also reminds the danger of infiltration due to posed by Assam NRC because mining work invite cheap labour to which those excluded from the list will easy find their plate in such mining activities if the plan succeeded.
Therefore, JSU demands that government authorities should not give clearance for lime quarry because of its worst detrimental effects on land, people and environment. Any exploitation of tribal land under the guise of development works should be thwarted and opposed tooth and nail.