Meghalaya is set to get a new district as the state Cabinet on Friday approved a proposal to upgrade the Mairang civil sub-division to a full-fledged district.

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the new district will be called the Eastern West Khasi Hills district.

Mairang was a sub-division under the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

“Proposal to upgrade the Mairang Civil Sub-Division to a full-fledged district has been approved by the Cabinet today. Happy to announce that the new district will be named Eastern West Khasi Hills and will be inaugurated on 10th Nov 2021,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Twitter.

Asked about the expenditure for the new district, Tynsong said the government has instructed the department concerned to work out all details, and this will be reflected in the state budget next year.

The creation of the new district will ensure that administration will remain closer to the people besides implementation of various schemes will also be more effective, he added.

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