Guwahati, July 13 (UNI): As many as 290 cases of encroachment have taken place on the land of Assam by its neighbouring states, including Meghalaya, since 2016.
Replying to a question in the Assemby on Tuesday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma placed Home Ministry data on the encroachment by other states. Out of 99 cases of encroachment, Karbi Anglong reported 49, Sivasagar 36, Jorhat 9 and Charaideo 5.
Meghalaya has 40 cases of encroachment against it in the districts of West Karbi Anglong and Kamrup (13).
According to the data, neighbouring state Nagaland has 99 incidents of encroachment, which is the highest among all the other neighbouring states, Sarma said.
Mizoram is responsible for 42 encroachment cases in Cachar (25), Hailakandi (16) and Karimganj (1) districts.
Likewise, Arunachal Pradesh has caused 28 cases of encroachments in the districts of Dhemaji (9), Lakhimpur (8), Biswanath Chariali (7), Charaideo (2), Sadiya (2) and Tinsukia (1).