SHILLONG, March 15 - Meghalaya Border Areas Development Minister Prestone Tyngsong has dismissed reports of some border villages in East Jaintia Hills district using Bangladeshi currency for their daily transactions along the Indo-Bangla border.
Replying to a Call Attention Motion on Tuesday, he said that a Deputy Commissioner�s report has categorically refuted such claims.
Tyngsong informed the House about the various developmental schemes and projects being taken up to uplift the socio-economic condition of the people residing in border villages.
Earlier, United Democratic Party legislator, Jemino Mawthoh, said, as per reports some of the villages are using Bangladeshi currency in East Jaintia Hills and this tantamounts to �currency war at these border areas.�
Terming the issue as serious, Mawthoh said the villagers seem to be forced to use Bangladeshi currency due to lack of developmental initiatives from the Government in these remote areas of the State.