Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to Sign MoU on Long-Pending Border Dispute in the Presence of Amit Shah
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, two neighboring states in Northeast India, are set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to resolve the long-pending border dispute between them. The signing will take place in New Delhi on Thursday, April 20, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Assam Cabinet Approves Recommendations to Resolve Border Dispute
The Assam cabinet has approved the recommendations of the 12 Regional Committees formed by the state government to resolve the decades-long border dispute issue with Arunachal Pradesh. The decision was made during a state cabinet meeting held in Guwahati, chaired by Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Direct Employment for 6,100 People from Eight Mega Projects
In addition to the border dispute resolution, the state cabinet also approved an investment of Rs 8201.29 crore for eight mega projects in the state, providing direct employment for around 6,100 people.
Pension for 301 Loktantra Senani of 1975 Emergency
The state cabinet has approved providing a monthly pension of Rs 15,000 each to 301 Loktantra Senani of the 1975 Emergency.
Joint Venture Company for City Gas Service
The state cabinet also approved a joint venture company between Oil India Limited and Assam Gas Company (with a 51 per cent share) for city gas service.
Assam-Meghalaya Border Dispute Resolved Earlier
It is noteworthy that in March 2022, the governments of Assam and Meghalaya had signed a historic agreement in the national capital to resolve their 50-year-old pending border dispute. The agreement was signed between Assam and Meghalaya two months after a draft resolution was submitted by the chief ministers of the two states to Amit Shah on January 31 for examination and consideration by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh’s signing of the MoU to resolve their long-pending border dispute is a significant development that will promote peace and harmony in the Northeast region. With the approval of eight mega projects, pension for Loktantra Senani, and a joint venture company for city gas service, the state cabinet is making efforts to drive progress and development in Assam.