The villagers of Noapara hamlet bordering the Assam-Meghalaya border have expressed resentment over the construction work of an MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) road project from Noapara village to Balwa Wari waterfalls, initiated by the Assam Government.
According to sources, the Assam Government carried out the construction work in collaboration with the state police and supporters.
Irked by the concerning development, the Meghalaya Police from Langpih AD Camp immediately rushed to the spot, and found an earth mover, driven by Rahul Rabha, was carrying on the road-cutting work at Noapara village. It was stalled by the Circle Officer of Boko – Dibas Bordoloi following stiff opposition from the local populace.
Agitators from both states decided to temporarily withdraw from the demonstration after being assured of the intervention from senior officials.
The officials from both states convened a meeting, deciding that the public should hold an independent meeting on the continuation of the project and take the matter to the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the respective states.
The matter was solved ‘amicably’, and a meeting will be convened by the Dorbar of Noapara village along with the Meghalaya and Assam supporters, police, and civil officials of both states.