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27 July 2019

Press Release No. 349/19


Hon’ble Mr. Justice H. S. Thangkhiew, Judge of the High Court of Meghalaya and Judge in Charge, Meghalaya State Judicial Academy today inaugurated the one day Mediation Training Manual for Referral Judges organized by the Meghalaya State Judicial Academy (MSJA) at the Conference Hall, High Court of Meghalaya, Shillong. In his inaugural speech, Mr. Justice H. S. Thangkhiew said that mediation is emerging as an effective tool for alternative dispute resolution. He also pointed out that in these hilly regions, which inherited the democratic system for resolution of dispute at the grassroots level, it is important for the referral officers to adapt themselves with the system and integrate with the formal legal system to become more effective mediator.

The Master Trainers for the day long Mediation programme were Dharmender Rana, Additional Registrar, Supreme Court of India, Member Secretary, Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee and Kishore M. Jaiswal, District Judge and Judge City & Session Court Greater, Mumbai. Earlier, Smti M. B. Challam, Director MSJA in her welcome address, gave an insight about the objectives of the programme and said that mediation will only be successful by imparting training to referral judges.

Press Release No. 350/19


Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan today held an interactive session with the piggery and dairy farmers and with the officials of the AH & Veterinary Department here at the Directorate of AH & Veterinary, Lumjengjri, Shillong. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Baliyan said that the only means to double farmers income is through animal husbandry, dairy and poultry farming. He said that the Meghalaya Piggery Mission, a 220 crore project, once implemented will not only benefit the State but the country as a whole. While lamenting on the fact that Artificial Insemination (AI) in cattle in the State is only 5 percent, Dr. Baliyan said that the main focus should be on increasing the AI which will go a long way in achieving a sustainable livelihood. With regards to the training of farmers as put forth by the farmers during an interactive session, Dr. Baliyan urged the Department to nominate and send the names of the farmers to the Ministry so as to facilitate training for the farmers at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal and Central Avian Research Institute, Bareilly.

Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, AH & Veterinary Department, Dr. C. Manjunatha, Director, AH & Veterinary Department, Dr. C. Shylla and Director, Dairy Development, Shri J. A. Warbah was also present at the interaction programme. During the day, the Minister visited the Pig and Poultry Farm and Intensive Cattle Development Programme (ICDP) at Upper Shillong and the Meghalaya Milk Processing Centre at Mawiong.

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