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Meghalaya Chief Minister Commits to Resolving Border Dispute and Economic Development

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma expressed his government’s commitment to resolving the long-standing inter-state border dispute with Assam. Speaking at the Independence Day function in Shillong, Sangma highlighted that Meghalaya had signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding with Assam last year, and regional committees were working on resolving differences in the remaining areas.

He also shared plans to create at least five lakh employment opportunities over the next five years, focusing on strengthening the primary sector of the economy, such as agriculture and horticulture. Sangma noted that Meghalaya’s high-value products like Lakadong turmeric and pineapples were being exported to international markets.

The Chief Minister also emphasized the success of initiatives supporting farmers and women Self Help Groups, as well as efforts to boost border trade and infrastructure development. Independence Day was celebrated across the state through various events and performances.