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The Amlarem Sub-division was established on 12th November 1976. The area of the Sub-division is 404.53 sq. kms more or less. The boundaries are:

North – Mynkjai river, Samanong village, Moopyut village and the Thadalaskein C&RD Block
South - Dawki , Tamabil, Muktapur villages and the International Border with Bangladesh
East – Pasadwar, Kharkhana, Jaliakhola villages, and the Myntdu river
West – Nongbareh, Padu villages and the Umngot river {East Khasi Hills}

There are 92 Villages within the Sub – division. These villages are under the traditional administration of the Dollois of Satpator, Amwi, Nonglatang, Darrang & Jowai.
The population as per 2011 census is 43,844. The literacy rate up to date is 66.1%.
Initially, the Sub- division was created on 12-11-1976 and was named as ‘Jaintia Border Sub- division’. The 1st S.D.O [Civil] was Shri L. Kharpuria, MCS . Later, only on July 1979 was the Sub-Division re-named as ‘Amlarem Civil Sub- Division’, with headquarters at Amlarem.

On 15-4-1981, a negotiation took place between the then S.D.O [C], Amlarem, with the local people, whereby the latter agreed to part a portion of land in favour of the Govt. for construction of Office building, quarters etc. The area of this land, which is now the Civil Sub-Division campus, measures about 106,430.25 m2. A Bond was executed between the land owner [from the Jungai clan] and the then SDO (Civil), Shri N. Prasad, IAS. The office later got its own building on 3.5.1990, taking over charge from the E.E., P.W.D. (Building) by the S.D.O [C], Shri K. Rngat, MCS.

At present, there are several schools & one college in the Sub-division. There are also several offices (listed separately), 3 P.H.Cs, 1 CHC and a few dispensaries/ Health sub-centres.

The Sub- division of Amlarem boasts of several potential tourist spots like “Syndai Krem Pubon” located at Syndai; Shnongpdeng at Dawki, Krangsuri water-falls located at Amlarem; Krem Lashiang cave located at Pdengshakap; Thlu-muwi falls located near Skhentalang the Leshka Hydel Project at Thamar/Pdengshakap, and the Pitcher plant lake at Jarain.

 

 

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