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GUWAHATI, Jan 4 - On a two-day visit to the Indo-Bangladesh border, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the border in Karimganj would be sealed by December 2016, whereas the Dhubri border fencing would be completed by 2017.

Addressing mediapersons here, Singh said that though the process is on, he was not completely satisfied with the work in the Dhubri sector. �There are certain gaps in the border fencing that need to be filled up. Both the countries also share a riverine border for which a feasibility study is going on,� he said.

Asserting that no infiltration would be allowed into the State, he said that two pilot projects are under way on the riverine border, and if they are successful, it would be implemented.

�I have instructed to complete the feasibility study at the earliest possible so that we can proceed further in this direction,� he said.

Acknowledging the need to discuss the Assam Accord implementation, he said that he had conveyed the Union Government�s willingness to implement the accord to the AASU representatives Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya, Dipanka Kumar Nath and Lurinjyoti Gogoi.

Accompanied by Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhab, Singh conveyed his sympathies to today�s earthquake victims.

�We are closely monitoring the situation in the North East after the earthquake. The NDRF team had been rushed to the affected areas,� he said.

�Among other issues affecting Assam, floods, erosion, natural disaster and encroachment of tribal blocks and belts are the major ones. We appeal the State Government to address the issues efficiently. We would extend all possible support,� he added.

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Dhubri border fence by 2017: Rajnath

GUWAHATI, Jan 4 - On a two-day visit to the Indo-Bangladesh border, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the border in Karimganj would be sealed by December 2016, whereas the Dhubri border fencing would be completed by 2017.

Addressing mediapersons here, Singh said that though the process is on, he was not completely satisfied with the work in the Dhubri sector. �There are certain gaps in the border fencing that need to be filled up. Both the countries also share a riverine border for which a feasibility study is going on,� he said.

Asserting that no infiltration would be allowed into the State, he said that two pilot projects are under way on the riverine border, and if they are successful, it would be implemented.

�I have instructed to complete the feasibility study at the earliest possible so that we can proceed further in this direction,� he said.

Acknowledging the need to discuss the Assam Accord implementation, he said that he had conveyed the Union Government�s willingness to implement the accord to the AASU representatives Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya, Dipanka Kumar Nath and Lurinjyoti Gogoi.

Accompanied by Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhab, Singh conveyed his sympathies to today�s earthquake victims.

�We are closely monitoring the situation in the North East after the earthquake. The NDRF team had been rushed to the affected areas,� he said.

�Among other issues affecting Assam, floods, erosion, natural disaster and encroachment of tribal blocks and belts are the major ones. We appeal the State Government to address the issues efficiently. We would extend all possible support,� he added.

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