Neighboring state occupying 82,751 hectares of our country: Assam | Popgen Tech
Border disputes have existed since these four states were carved out of Assam between 1963 and 1972. File image from Kamrup district of Assam. | Photo credit: RITU RAJ KONWAR
The four neighboring States occupy a total of 82,751.85127 hectares of land belonging to Assam, the data presented to the 126-member Assam Assembly said.
Responding to a question from All India United Democratic Front MP Aminul Islam, Assam’s Border Protection and Development Minister Atul Bora said that Nagaland topped the list of encroachers by grabbing 59,490.21 hectares. Arunachal Pradesh with 16,144.00117 hectares, Mizoram with 3,675.78 hectares and Meghalaya with 3,441.8601 hectares follow.
“We have resolved border disputes in six out of 12 sectors with Meghalaya, while talks are progressing with Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. The Supreme Court is hearing the land dispute with Nagaland,” Mr. Bora said.
Border disputes have existed since these four States were carved out of Assam between 1963 and 1972, some initially as Union Territories.