SHILLONG, April 12: The lack of basic amenities and toilets in the tourist spots in Meghalaya will have a very adverse effect on the tourist flow into the state, according to senior Congress leader, Charles Pyngrope.
Participating in the general discussion on the budget during the Assembly here on Thursday, Pyngrope said that this important aspect probably has missed the eyes of the Tourism department.
Raising his concern over the lack of rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in the state, the MLA from Nongthymmai constituency urged the state government to establish such centres to rehabilitate drug addicts which are increasing in the state.
“Today due to lack of other avenues children are resorting to drugs and destroying their lives,” he added.
Further, Pyngrope also suggested the need to build care centres for stray animals even as he added that people who wants to keep a pet at home can adopt one from such homes.
The Congress legislator also wants the government to ban the use of plastic bags in the state even as Pyngrope added that if nothing is done to address this matter the menace is going to get worse.
“Come 2022 when we host the National Games, Shillong may get the distinction of being the dirtiest city,” Pyngrope said.