Shillong, 9 October 2021: The long cherished dream to resolve the inter-state boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya began today, when the two Regional Committees of Assam and Meghalaya visited the border areas of the two neighbouring states. The Ri Bhoi Committee led by Meghalaya’s Deputy CM, Prestone Tynsong and Kamrup (Metro) Committee led by Assam’s cabinet minister Piyush Hazarika visited several border villages that included Barapathar, Iongkhuli, Maikhuli and Khanapara, to take the views and suggestions of the local residents. Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said the two ministers of Assam and Meghalaya will compile their reports of today’s finding and will be sent to the Chief Ministers of the two states.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya and Assam today held a meeting on the inter-state boundary at Ratacherra as per the decision taken in the last Chief Minister level meeting on boundary disputes. Assam’s Cabinet Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary along with MLA of Katigorah LAC, Khaliluddin Mazumdar, DC of Cachar district of Assam, Keerti Jalli, SP of Cachar, Ramandeep Kaur sat in a meeting with Meghalaya’s minister of Urban Affairs, Sniawbhalang Dhar and Minister of Home (Police) Lahkmen Rymbui, Shitlange Pale, MLA of Sutgna-Saipung, DC of East Jaintia Hills E. Kharmalki. The meeting was held in a cordial environment.