Regional Committee, East Jaintia Hills submits report

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The Regional Committee, East Jaintia Hills District headed by Urban Affairs Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar on Monday submitted its report to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

Informing about this the Chief Minister in his social media page wrote,”The Regional Committee, East Jaintia Hills District submitted their report today after many field inspections and visits to areas along the Meghalaya-Assam border.”

Earlier, Assam and Meghalaya exchanged reports submitted by their respective regional committees. However, the report of East Jaintia Hills Regional committee was pending.

The Regional Committee for East Jaintia Hills has sought extension of time for submitting its report to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.

It may be mentioned that Meghalaya and Assam on Wednesday decided to take a final call for resolving the six areas of difference shared between the two states before January 15.

The decision was taken at the border talks held between Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma at Guwahati.

This was also after the regional committees constituted by both the states have visited all the six areas of difference to take the views and opinions of the people residing along the interstate border.

The six areas of difference include Tarabari (4.69 sq km), Gizang (13.53 sq km), Hahim (3.51 sq km), Boklapara (1.57 sq kms), Khanapara-Pilangkata (2.29 sq kms) and Ratacherra (11.20 sq kms).