Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on May 29 undertook a 9-km trek from Chandigre village in West Garo Hills to Daribokgre village on the foothills of Nokrek in East Garo Hills, to understand the potentials of promoting the destination for the tourist.
Sangma was accompanied by deputy commissioner West Garo Hills Ram Singh and Dadenggre SDO (civil) Swapnil Tembe, SP of West Garo Hills Raghuvendra Kumar and other officials.
During the trip, Sangma interacted with villagers and motivated them to initiate conservation activities.
The chief minister has directed the authorities to map the trekking route from the foothills of Nokrek and come up with plan to promote and market the destination to attract tourist.
He also suggested the villagers to take utmost care of the nature and the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve and ensure that visiting tourist do not engage in littering the place. Sangma suggested that carrying of plastic bottles should be banned in the village and the locals should provide clean drinking water to the tourist.