30 of 36 disputed villages along Assam border to remain in Meghalaya: CM Sangma

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The areas will be more accurately determined by the Survey of India in the presence of representatives of both the states.
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30 of 36 disputed villages along Assam border to remain in Meghalaya: CM Sangma

Guwahati: Meghalaya chief minister on Monday informed the assembly that 30 of the 36 disputed villages along the Assam-Meghalaya border have been recommended by regional committee of the two states to remain in Meghalaya.

Addressing the House on the progress of the talks with the Assam government to resolve the inter-state boundary dispute, the minister said that both the states have agreed that no new areas of differenced shall be added to the already identified 12 areas.

Reportedly, the 36 villages cover a 36.9 sq.km area, while the 30 villages are spread over 18 sq km area.

Sangma said that discussions, visits and surveys were conducted by regional committees of the two states headed by cabinet ministers, and special technologies were used in the exercise.

The areas will be more accurately determined by the Survey of India in the presence of representatives of both the states.

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