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Meghalaya, Assam CMs likely to meet for boundary talks Sunday

The two neighbouring north-eastern states had earlier agreed to demarcate the boundary along six areas of difference after conclusion of the first phase of the discussion.

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Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma are likely to meet on Sunday at Guwahati for the second phase of discussion on the modalities for settlement of the remaining six areas of difference on the inter-state boundary.

Informing that Sangma is scheduled to meet Sarma while on his way back to Shillong, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said, “After this preliminary meeting, both the chief ministers will set the stage for setting up of regional committees as was done in the first phase of the boundary talks”.

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“We are committed to seeing the second phase of interstate boundary dialogue take off,” he asserted.

The two neighbouring north-eastern states had earlier agreed to demarcate the boundary along six areas of difference after conclusion of the first phase of the discussion.

Under the agreement for the first phase of boundary settlement, Assam got full control of 18.51 sq km and Meghalaya 18.28 sq km. Of the 36 villages claimed by Meghalaya in 2011, 30 remained in Meghalaya.

The areas where the boundary has been settled are Upper Tarabari, Gizang reserve forest, Hahim, Borduar, Boklapara, Nongwah, Mawtamur, Khanapara-Pilangkata.

The next phase of the boundary talks will be on the remaining six areas of differences which include Langpih, Block-1 and Block-2. 

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