GUWAHATI: Taking advantage of the long pending inter-State border dispute and the negligence of the Assam government, illegal stone quarries are flourishing along the Assam-Meghalaya border adjacent to Basistha temple, a famous tourism site in Guwahati city. The Baisistha temple is located around 7-km away from Dispur.

Over the last few years, many small to big stone quarries were set up in the Kalachanda area, a ‘disputed stretch’ of the Assam-Meghalaya border. Kalachanda is around 2-km away from the Basistha temple.