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Traditiol authorities asked to draw maps of their areas

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, April 7: In a review meeting held in the city on Friday on the issue of maps, the working Group 3 of the State Planning Board has requested the various traditiol authorities in Meghalaya to draft their respective maps in their own area of jurisdiction.

The review meeting was attended by various line departments, traditiol leaders and other stakeholders.

“The maps of the traditiol heads would also be helpful for the state in the Assam-Meghalaya border dispute,” Co-chairman of the State Planning Board, John Kharshiing told reporters after the meeting.

Pointing out that the disputed areas between the clans would be marked as areas of difference in their respective maps, Kharshiiing added that the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council has started its cadastral survey while there are some issues in Khasi Hills due to the presence of so many authorities.

The Government probably two decades back had started the idea of coming up with maps for the respective clans but the idea was resisted by the stakeholders.

Meanwhile, the meeting also discussed the Indian Registration Act and the Law department was asked to see if the act could be amended to have a synergy between all the authorities in the state for registering of land.

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