Transportation of essential goods to Mizoram will begin today: Forest Minister Suklabaidya
Assam Minister for Environment and Forest, Parimal Suklabaidya, held a meeting with the district administration in Hailakandi regarding the Assam-Mizoram inter-state border dispute on Sunday.
Suklabaidya discussed a gamut of issues including the need to keep the unhindered flow of essential commodities and medicines to the neighbouring state intact. Mizoram government has recently admitted that the state is crippled by a shortage of supplies following the “economic blockade” by the people of Assam living close to the border in Hailakandi and Cachar districts.
Speaking to media persons, Suklabaidya said the movement of essential commodities via road would begin from Hailakandi district bordering Mizoram today, and transportation through rail would begin once the tracks were put in place.
“Barring six numbers of gas tankers on safety grounds, movements of other essential goods will begin today. I thank the local people, MLAs, and other stakeholders for making this happen,” he said.
The minister also asked the civil and police administrations to take all necessary steps to instill confidence among the people that the “Government stands with them and their safety and security will be ensured”.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Commissioner, Rohan Kumar Jha, DIG Southern Range, Superintendent of Police, District Development Commissioner, among others.
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