Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Taking the development activities forward in Kotia region, Odisha government has decided to set up a Special Adarsha Vidyalaya in the disputed area soon.

As per reports, the school will come up at Ganjeipadar village under Pottangi block in Koraput district to provide quality education to the children of the villages near by Kotia.

Initially, the school will function in the buildings that have been built for the development of SC and ST people in Ganjeipadar. However, the school will be shifted as soon as the new building for the Special Adarsha Vidyalaya is built in the area.

As per sources, the CBSE School will be built to divert the children in the area from pursuing education via Telugu language.

“It was a long standing necessity in the region. We are happy that the State government accepted the proposal of the district administration immediately and the necessary grant has been provided,” said Koraput Collector Abdaal Akhtar.

“Hopefully, the students in the area will get quality education after the school is functional,” said Akhtar.

Notably, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have been locking horns around 21 villages of the Kotia area for the past 60 years. Both the state governments are claiming the villages to be their own regions.

(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)