There is a serious demand from powerful section of the society in north-east to have separate time zone for that part of the country. This was more visible recently when a group of academics, journalists, film personalities and people from diverse fields met in Guwahati to build up public opinion for a separate time zone for the Northeast- with suggestions for advancing the clock by at least 90 minutes.
In most of hill states like Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, the people’s lifestyle and eating habits are tied to early sunset and sunrise. For instance, in Mizoram, most office-goers return home before sunset and have their night meal by 6 pm IST which, needless to say, is technically over 7 pm in comparison to rest of the country.
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