India News | Over 82,000 hectares of state land encroached by neighboring states: Assam Govt | Popgen Tech


Guwahati (Assam) [India]December 21 (ANI): The Assam government on Wednesday said in the state assembly that more than 82,000 hectares of the state’s land has been encroached by its neighboring states.

Responding to a query written by Congress’s Debabrata Saikia, Assam Border Protection and Development Minister Atul Bora said that its four neighboring states Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram have encroached a total of 82,751 hectares of Assam’s land.

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According to the Assam government, Nagaland encroached 59490.21 hectares of Assam land followed by 16144.01 hectares of land by Arunachal Pradesh, 3675.78 hectares of land by Mizoram and 3441.86 hectares of land by Meghalaya.

The Assam minister said that since January 2021 four violent incidents have taken place in the border areas of Assam-Meghalaya, Assam-Mizoram, Assam-Nagaland and Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

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The minister also said that to resolve border disputes with neighboring states, the Assam government and its counterparts in Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya have formed regional committees and discussions at the government level are continuing.

“Both the governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have formed 12 regional committees each to resolve the issue of inter-state border disputes. The governments of Assam and Meghalaya have also formed regional committees and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both governments in the presence Union Home Minister Amit Shah to resolve the border dispute issue in six disputed areas. On the other hand, to resolve the border dispute issue with Mizoram, government-level discussions will continue,” Atul Bora said in response to the written query.

On the other hand, the opposition Congress and AIUDF criticized the Assam government and said that the Assam government has totally failed to protect its own land. (ANI)

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