On the Assam side, the state agriculture minister Atul Bora and the forest minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and on the Mizoram side, the state home minister Lalchamliana, land revenue and settlement minister Lalruatkima and other senior officials of the two states participated in the meeting.
Minister of Agriculture Cassam Atul Boora said that this meeting will be a platform to find a solution to these issues that have been standing for a long time.
“During the meeting, several decisions were taken from the two state governments, including the Mizoram government, which will issue a list of villages, their areas, extent of agricultural land and ethnic groups of people and other important information within three months. within to support their claim which may be. investigated by setting up state-level committees from both sides to take a neutral decision on complex border issues, the Assam government will extend full cooperation whenever sought,” she said. Bora. The Assam Minister further said that both sides have also agreed to adhere to the decisions summarized in the joint statement of August 5, 2021, signed in Aizawl.
“Both sides agreed to continue their commitment to maintain peace and harmony in the inter-state border between the communities living on both sides to further strengthen their traditional ties. The conflict between groundnut farmers in Mizoram which due to the problems they are facing in their transport to Assam and other parts of the country,” he said.
Bora said both governments have also agreed to take the issue to the highest level to find an amicable solution and to maintain a continuous zero tolerance policy against the traffic of smuggled groundnuts. imported from other countries.
Assam shares a long border of 164-6 km with Mizoram, the border dispute between the two neighboring states is a decade old issue.
Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga met twice in New Delhi in November last year and September this year to find an amicable solution to the complicated border dispute.