A joint inspection was today conducted by a ministerial team along the Meghalaya-Assam border led by chairmen of the committees constituted by both the states.
Water Resources Minister of Assam Pijush Hazarika and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong headed the Meghalaya representatives to Jimirgaon, Bakhalapara, Lungkhung, Patgaon and Bandhapara areas along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
They interacted with the locals and village heads, and said the views of the residents of the disputed areas will be given due importance.
Tynsong told reporters that the joint inspection today was a final one and the reports will be placed before their respective chief ministers.
The delegation that visited the border areas is part of the three committees that were formed by each of the two states in August after the two chief ministers decided to resolve the vexed border disputes in a phased manner.
The three committees will submit their reports to their state governments by November 30, and after discussions with various stakeholders, a joint final statement by the two states is expected by December 30.
It may be mentioned that Assam and Meghalaya have mutually agreed to find amicable solutions to disputes in six of the 12 areas of differences that are Tarabari, Gizang, Hahim, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pilangkata and Ratacherra – falling under West Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi and East Jaiñtia Hills districts in Meghalaya and Cachar, Kamrup Metro and Kamrup districts in Assam.