Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya will undertake a joint visit in disputed areas of Karbi Anglong and West Jaintia Hills in June to find out an amicable solution to the inter-State boundary dispute.
Their visit to the district will feature talking to all the stakeholders in a bid to have confidence building measures in place for taking the boundary issues to their logical conclusion as per the provisions of the Constitution.
The meeting also decided that the regional committees created for making the inter-State boundary talks productive would keep working to prepare the ground for resolving the decades-old boundary disagreements. The regional committees will also work and take different stakeholders in confidence to reach mutually agreeable solutions.
These decisions were arrived at after the conclusion of the Chief Minister-level meeting on Assam-Meghalaya inter-State boundary dispute held in Guwahati on May 24.
The meeting was held at the State Guest House, Koinadhora where Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma along with his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma reviewed the prevailing situation along the inter-State boundary and discussed outstanding border issues.
Later Dr. Sarma told the media, “We are working towards finding an amicable solution to the boundary rows between the two States based on the spirit of age-old friendship and camaraderie. Through the process of discussion, mutual trust, and confidence, all the differences involving the inter-State boundary issues will be resolved very soon.”
Minister for Border Protection and Development Atul Bora, Water Resources, Minister Pijush Hazarika, Minister of Environment and Forest Chandra Mohan Patowary, Chief Secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha, Principal Secretary to Border Protection and Development G.D. Tripathi and other senior officers were present at the meeting from the Assam side.