Shillong, Sept 30: Assam and Meghalaya have set a deadline of December 31, 2023 to officially demarcate their boundaries in six areas of Phase-1.
The two states are nearing the finalisation of the border pillars and the demarcation line. The resolution of the 50-year-old boundary dispute in six out of twelve areas of difference was agreed upon in a boundary settlement pact signed on March 29, 2022.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced this progress after a meeting with Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. He informed that the meeting finalised the boundary in the Hahim Sector and decided that the demarcation in the remaining five areas should be completed by the end of the year.
The six areas resolved in the first phase of talks include Tarabari, Gizang, Hahim, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pilangkata, and Ratacherra, covering a total area of 36.79 sq kms.