Shillong: The two regional committees (Ri-Bhoi Dist and West Khasi Hills Dist) on interstate border dispute are now ready with their report and have compiled their findings and soon submit it to Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma

However, the East Jaintia Hills district regional committee headed by Sniawbhalang Dhar has sought time to submit its report. The regional committee was constituted in September to examine the status of six areas of differences. These are: Tarabari, Gizang and Hahim in West Khasi Hills district, Boklapara and Khanapara-Pilingkata in Ri Bhoi district, and Ratacherra in East Jaintia Hills district.

Speaking with media persons, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong, who is also heading the Ri-Bhoi district regional committee, informed that they are prepared with their report, and members of the committee on Thursday sat for a meeting to look at the final report. The Deputy Commissioner of Ri-Bhoi, and MLA Mayralborn Syiem were among the members of the meeting held at the deputy chief minister’s chamber.

Tynsong refused to divulge details of the report and stated that a briefing will be given by the chief minister once he is back.

Nongpoh (Ri-Bhoi) MLA Mayralborn Syiem said this is a continuous process. He added that the previous governments: one in 2012 and one before had also submitted reports on the matter. Similarly, the present government has taken up the issue and shown commitment to resolve the border issue with Assam.

“As was necessary before submitting the report, we have made field visits and consulted with all stakeholders. We will submit the report very soon, which is very much in favour of the state’s people. As the committee, we are committed that whatever we are going to do will be in favour of the people of the state,” added Syiem.

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