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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Koraput: The prevailing border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh witnessed a bit of relief after officials from the district administration of Koraput on Wednesday held talks with their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh.

A district-level discussion between Koraput administration and Andhra Pradesh's Paderu authorities was held on Wednesday. The Deputy Collector of Koraput and Tehsildar of Potangi discussed the issue with Sub-Collector of Paderu and the Tehsildar of Araku in Andhra Pradesh to clear the standoff.

Sources said, the Collectors of Koraput and Paderu will soon meet to take the discussion forward and prevent any future escalations of dispute in the area.

A standoff began to make headlines few days ago after officials of the Andhra Pradesh government entered Odisha’s territory and demarcated land before putting up an information board.

Around eight days back, the inhabitants of four villages in Andhra Pradesh staged a demonstration by blocking the connecting road between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Local leaders from Andhra Pradesh were seen participating in the demonstration.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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