SHILLONG, April 12: Expressing concern over the drug menace in the state, Umroi MLA, George B Lyngdoh questioned as to why kingpins are nowhere to be found whereas only small drug peddlers are being arrested adding these small time peddlers within no time are back in the streets.
Taking part in the general discussion on the Budget during the Assembly here on Thursday, Lyngdoh also said that rehabilitation is really a concern for many families which are affected emotionally and financially with even children of the age 11 – 12 years are becoming drug addicts even as he urged the government to come up with effective steps and also stringent laws to deal with the problem.
Lyngdoh further suggested the government to set up stabilization centres in the state to help in attending victims of accident cases. He also suggested the need to construct houses for the poor through MNREGS citing that this will be a blessing to many poor families.
Opining that people who lack proficiency were engaged in writing the Khasi work book for Maths, Lyngdoh has also slammed the education department for engaging such people.
Lyngdoh said after going through, it was found that grammar and language used in “Mawkyndon ha kaba Khein Jingkhein” or “Easy Steps to Mathematics” for class II was pathetic and is an insult to the Khasi literature.
He said none of the writers have any proficiency in the Khasi language. “If the education department is running in this way then there is no meaning to increase the allocation for the department,” Lyngdoh said.