Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday undertook a trek from Chandigre village in West Garo Hills to Daribokgre village on the foothills of Nokrek in East Garo Hills, about 9 kms to understand the potential of promoting the destination for tourists.
He was accompanied by DC of West Garo Hills Ram Singh and Dadenggre SDO (Civil) Swapnil Tembe, SP of West Garo Hills Raghuvendra Kumar and other officials.
During the trip, he 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 tourists.
He also suggested to the villagers to take utmost care of nature and the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve and ensure that visiting tourists do not engage in littering the place. He suggested that carrying plastic bottles should be banned in the village and the locals should provide clean drinking water to the tourists.