Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, and Conrad Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, are expected to meet in Guwahati on Wednesday to continue discussions over settling boundary disputes between the two states in the six remaining areas.
According to sources, the chief ministers of both states are also likely to visit the disputed areas in the future as a sign of goodwill.
Meghalaya was established as a distinct state from Assam in 1972 after contesting the Assam Reorganisation Act of 1971, which resulted in disagreements at 12 locations along the two states’ 884.9 km-long boundary.
Sarma stated that his top goal upon taking office as Chief Minister in May 2021 was to settle long-standing boundary conflicts with adjoining states.
Three regional Committees were subsequently formed in August 2021 to address the problems gradually.
The regional committees presented their recommendations, which the two chief ministers delivered to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. On March 29, 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was then signed to settle disagreements in six of the 12 areas.