Plot in front NEIGRIHMS a prime location, Govt to exchange land given to Nagaland: Hamlet

Shillong, Aug 26: Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling, on Wednesday, stated that the state government will provide Nagaland Government with another plot instead of the one in front of NEIGRIHMS.

The Meghalaya Government had given the almost 2 acre plot of land to Nagaland Government in 2013 and the latter paid Rs 2.5 cr for it in 2016, with the guarantee that it should be used within 5 years or else the land will be returned to the state government.

However, Dohling stated that since the plot in front of NEIGRIHMS is a prime location, the state government will retain the plot and exchange it with a plot of land beside the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy in Mawdiangdiang.

The Minister stated that the Urban Minister of Nagaland had met him and informed him that they were planning to erect a foundation stone in the plot of land in front of NEIGRIHMS, but he stopped them.

The plan of the Nagaland Government was to construct a new building so that people from their state can come and get treatment in NEIGRIHMS, the Urban Affairs Minister stated.