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Meghalaya allegedly encroaching in Assam's Dronpara once again. Here's what happened

Meghalaya allegedly encroaching in Assam's Dronpara once again. Here's what happened

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BOKO: Meghalaya has allegedly encroached in Assam's Dronpara located in Kamrup district. Dronpara is around 24 kilometers from Boko and some six kilometers from Lumpi. Lumpi and neighbouring areas are always in the limelight due to the interstate border tensions between Assam and Meghalaya.

After the creation of Meghalaya in 1972, Meghalaya citizens have been accused of illegally encroaching in Assam from the Lumpi area. Lives have also been lost due to disputes over the boundary line. Meghalayans have even stopped the Assam government development projects.

This time, the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has tried to give connections to an Assam village called Dronpara.

MePDCL already set up a high tension electricity connection in Dronpara to provide free electricity connection to every household under the Prime Minister's 'Saubhagya' scheme.

Krishna Sharma, the village headman of Lampi, and the Assam Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APDCL), gave the information to the district administration.

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It may be mentioned that the APDCL has already started to give free electricity connections in the Dronpara area.

Today, Kamrup ADC Satyajit Baruah, Kamrup ASP Sanjiv Saikia, and Boko Revenue Circle officer Surajit Kalita led a team to visit the spot.

Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills District ADC PD Sangma, MePDCL's two executive engineers P K Shullet and K. Raswai also visited the spot along with the Assam team.

Assam ADC Satyajit Baruah and ASP Sanjiv Saikia requested them to stop the developmental work in Assam by Meghalayann officials.

Meghalaya's ADC P D Sangma agreed to the request and said that the matter will be solved after discussion by the higher authorities of both state governments.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 11, 2020