The Meghalaya cabinet has approved recommendations of the three regional committees constituted to look into the possible measures to resolve the decades-long Assam-Meghalaya border dispute.
The regional committees comprised of members from both Assam and Meghalaya.
The recommendations will now be forwarded to the ministry of home affairs (MHA) for further action.
This big development was announced by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday while briefing the media in Shillong.
Terming the development as a “historic moment”, CM Conrad Sangma said, “Interest of both the states were kept under consideration while arriving at the best possible results after several meetings.”
The Meghalaya chief minister further informed that he and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma will arrive in New Delhi on Thursday and submit the recommendations to union home minister Amit Shah.
“We only have administrative control. The demarcation process will be carried out by the central government,” said Conrad Sangma.
On Tuesday, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had informed that six out of 12 areas of difference will be taken up for resolution in the “first phase” to bring an end to decades-long Assam-Meghalaya border dispute.
“Our efforts to resolve Assam-Meghalaya border row have started bearing fruits as 6 of the 12 areas of difference have been identified for resolution in the first phase,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had said.
He added: “The areas of differences taken up for final settlement are: Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillingkata and Ratacherra.”
“A roadmap for amicable settlement has been prepared based on recommendations of three regional committees with representatives from both the states,” CM Sarma further said.
“We have reached this stage after several rounds of CM-level talks on the matter,” the Assam chief minister said.