environment

Brief

Within panoramic North East lies the District of East Khasi Hills with its headquarter at Shillong. Its low peaks and mild slopes of hills provides immense beauty with mixed culture and greenery at large. The wettest place of the world is 65 kms south west to the city. Water falls lakes and other place of beauty are the attractions of tourist within the country and abroad. The Board also takes care of the environment by adopting necessary conservation, ecological and aforestation measures in Cantt. Area. Shillong Cantonment is widely planted with trees of Pine to create a specific identity. In order to stop the erosion of soil and balance of environment/ ecology, the Board has been planting variety of trees to further enrich the greenery in the Cantonment.

Plantation

The Cantt. Board is carrying out the plantation along the road side and on small patches of vacant land. The Board has also taken up the matter for a wide range of plantation in Cantt. Area under the social forestry plan of State Govt. of Meghalaya. Inspite of scarcity of resources and paucity of funds, the Board is trying to maintain the specific feature of the Cantonment as also the forest wealth.

Horticulture

The Board maintains the land scapes in various premises i.e. office, hospital and the school to give an esthetic development, pleasant environment and face lift to the campuses.

The Board is developing a nursery in the office complex where the seasonal seedling would be grown for own parks and open sale to the public.

Parks

Shillong Cantt. Board maintains two small parks with the provision of swings benches and flower beds.

The Board is developing a nursery in the office complex where the seasonal seedling would be grown for own parks and open sale to the public.

Vidya Bajoria Park The location of the park is along the NH-40 passes through the Cantt. in Bungalow Area. This is the special attraction for the morning and evening walkers who comes for the exercise, yoga, etc.

Lord Mahavir Park The park is situated in one of the civil pocket having variety of flora, herbs and ornamental plants. Swings and other playing equipments have been installed which are the attraction for the children.

Permission to use the Lord Mahabir park and Vidya Bajoria Park for organizing the picnic is also accorded for maximum strength of 25 people after depositing the fee as decided by the Board.