Meeting on impact of tourist traffic on sustainable tourism held

Shillong, Dec 11: A meeting on the topic of impact of tourist traffic on sustainable tourism organized by the Meghalaya Sustainable Development Council (MSDC) was held at the Durbar Hall of Mawsmai village, under Sohra Civil Sub-Division on Friday.

The objective of the meeting is to highlight and address the impact of tourist footfall on the environment in order to ensure that the beauty and cleanliness of Sohra is preserved.

A government official Ravi Kant, also gave a presentation on waste management which illustrated the methods by which waste can be converted into wealth. There was also an open discussion with the various stakeholders where several issues regarding the impact of tourism were discussed.

The meeting was attended by Teinwell Dkhar MDC, Hector Marwein IAS (Retired), Chairman, MSDC, Isawanda Laloo, Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District, hoteliers, headmen, sordar and other stakeholders of the tourism sector in the Sub-Division.

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