East Khasi Hills District

43 percent of water bodies in Meghalaya are polluted
Optimal use of water bodies for various purposes need to be explored: MCLLMP study Posted on 01 May, 2021 03:09 PM

Meghalaya is faced with environmental challenges and serious natural resource degradation such as forest, land and water.

Spring chamber with recharge pits (Image: Meghalaya Community Led Landscapes Management Project)
Channel Mandakini to its original course: GSI
News this week: GSI recommends channeling Mandakini river to its original course; Sohra experiences one of the driest year; HC orders close down of 12 units in Mundra SEZ, Gujarat. Posted on 21 Jan, 2014 03:29 PM

GSI report suggests channeling Mandakini river

Uttarakhand floods (Source: The Hindu)
Reverence abounds in this lawkyntang
Is this sacred grove of Mawphlang, Meghalaya spiritually significant or have legends been passed down through the years just to preserve it? Posted on 03 Nov, 2013 02:16 PM

Meghalaya, one of the seven sisters of the beautiful northeast Indian states, means 'abode of the clouds' (megh - clouds, alaya - abode). Lush green paddy fields, swirling mists and the whisper of rain in every breath add to this serene landscape.

Sacred grove in Mawphlang, Meghalaya
Powerless by choice: Updates from the Eco - Earth Care Optimised magazine's January 2013 issue
Powerless by choice: Updates from the Eco - Earth Care Optimised magazine's January 2013 issue Posted on 01 Jan, 2013 05:54 PM

Powerless by choice

Aaranyak invites applications for geologists based at Shillong - Apply by April 25, 2012
Posted on 12 Apr, 2012 08:55 PM



Aaranyak is a registered society working in the field of biodiversity conservation in North East India since 1989. Its strength lies in applied research in biological and social field and its thrust area of work is the North East India and Eastern Himalayas.

Workshop on Bhuvan: Gateway to Indian Earth Observation visualization – Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO), 24th March, 2011, Shillong
Posted on 21 Mar, 2011 01:22 PM


  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC)

Venue: North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), Shillong

Precipitation network design for Myntdu-Leska basin in Meghalaya - A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The study develops a precipitation network design for the Myntdu-Leska basin, which lies near Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, the zone of highest rainfall in the world. Posted on 23 Jun, 2010 10:23 PM

The study develops a precipitation network design for the Myntdu-Leska basin, which lies near Cherrapunji, the zone of highest rainfall in the world. Network design offers an estimation of the number and location of the rain gauge stations to provide adequate information regarding rainfall falling over the catchment. 

Umiam lake conservation -Stakeholder dialogue and future strategies, 9-10 March 2009, Shillong
Posted on 17 Apr, 2009 03:43 AM

Guest Post by: Amitangshu Acharya The Umiam Lake Conservation - Stakeholder Dialogue and Future Strategies was held on 9th and 10th March 2009 in Shillong. The presentations and some videos from the conference can be viewed here -https://www.indiawaterportal.org/data/conf/ULC.html To give help learn more about the Lake Umiam in Shillong, here is a backgrounder about Lake Umiam and its importance to Shillong. You can join the discussion forum about Umiam Lake here https://www.indiawaterportal.org/Network/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3044 Umiam Lake ( also known as Barapaani) originated as an artificial reservoir for the Umiam Umtru Hydro Electric Power project, the first of its kind in the North East. For a long time, this project had supplied the bulk of its power needs to the State of Meghalaya. The state's love affair with this lake spans 43 years. With approximately 12,000 mm of rainfall each year and a catchment area of 221.5 sq km (almost double the size of Chandigarh) Umiam rarely saw any dry days. Until now, that is. For two years now, Shillong has confronted one of the worst power crises ever. The reason is not hard to imagine: Umiam doesn't have enough water. Officially, inadequate rainfall has been cited as the sole reason, and a correlation does exist between decreasing water levels (about 39 feet over 3 years) in the lake and lesser rainfall since 2005. And once the water level falls below 3150 feet, there can be no power generation. However, the question is, whether the role of rainfall is being overplayed while the other issues remains unaddressed.