Shillong, March 14 : Bangladeshi currency non-existence along Indian border as there is no report that people living along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya is being forced or preferred, the state Assembly was informed yesterday.
During the statement in reply to a calling atention motion by a UDP legislator Jemino Mawthoh who alleged that several villages in East Jaintia Hills district had been forced to use Bangladeshi currency for business transactions. Border Area Development Minister P Tynsong said.
The United Democratic Party (UDP) MLA said there seemed to be a currency war in these villages following which the National Commission of Human Rights had asked the state government to take action based on a complaint by a citizen concerned.
The minister said the district administration had informed him that nobody used Bangladeshi currency in the border area.
The villages are also in bad shape with no power and water, the MLA said.
The minister said that the state government had taken up various developmental schemes to uplift the socio economic condition of the people in the villages.