Earlier the AP government was seen attempting to woo Kotia residents by distributing forest land deeds and voter identity cards.
There seems to be no end to Kotia dispute. Officials of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh once again confronted each other on Monday over setting up of a hydroelectric project. There has already been border issue between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
Over the last few days, it is suspected that a tiger has been moving in the bordering area of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha triggering terror.
The statement was given by the state tourism minister Ashwini Patra in the Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly on Monday.
Replying to the MLA’s query, the Minister said “The state government is not aware of this issue. If the government comes to know about it, positive action will be taken against the AP government.”
As per the delegation, Andhra administration seems to be more active in the area than the Koraput district administration and hence the impact of the neighbouring state’s language and culture is more on the local people.
All the equations set up to keep the Andhra Pradesh administration away from sabotaging the election in Kotia, seem to have fallen flat with the filling of nomination by these two independent candidates.
The border dispute between Odisha and AP took an ugly turn on Thursday after a minister from the neighbouring state threatened to blow up an Aanganwadi centre in a village in the Gajapati district of Odisha.
Malkangiri: After border dispute over the ownership of Kotia panchayat villages in Pottangi block of Koraput district, attempts by the Andhra Pradesh government to lure residents of some villages in Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district have sparked fresh controversy. Sources said, people residing close to the Andhra border are being escorted and treated at hospitals […]
Koraput/Gajapati: Intensifying its battle with the Odisha Government, neighbouring Andhra Pradesh Government has reportedly resumed developmental works in the Kotia panchayat of Odisha after a brief lull. However, despite a high-level team of the Odisha Government visiting Kotia cluster of villages and taking stock of the welfare schemes in the region six months ago, not […]
Jeypore: A team of officials from Andhra Pradesh recently launched a mobile ambulance and reviewed the welfare projects in controversial Kotia cluster of villages under Pottangi block of Koraput district. Reportedly, the team visited a school at Chanreddy Balasa village under the disputed panchayat and reviewed the progress of the road being constructed by their […]
Bhubaneswar: A high-level team of State officials will visit the disputed Kotia cluster of villages in Pottangi block of Koraput district today to take stock of the ground situation arising out of the intrusion activities by Andhra Pradesh government. The panel which comprises IG Sanjib Panda, Director (Rehabilitation and Resettlement) Ashok Kumar Nayak, Additional Secretary […]
Koraput/Gajapati: A four-member team of officials from the Odisha government will visit Kotia panchayat under Pottangi block in Koraput district on February 8 to take stock of the ongoing alleged illegal activities being carried out by the Andhra Pradesh government in the area. The visit gains importance after the working committee member of Telugu Desham Party […]
Koraput: The Odisha Government on Tuesday decided to depute a high-level team to take stock of the ongoing activities being undertaken by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh at disputed Kotia panchayat in Koraput district. Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty informed that the team comprising engineers and experts will visit Kotia soon to take stock of the situation. The […]
Jeypore: In yet another show of strength, some Andhra Pradesh officials on Monday visited bordering Kotia village under Pottangi block in Koraput and click photos of villagers to prepare Aadhaar cards. Earlier, on January 9, some officials from the neighbouring State accompanied by Vijayanagaram Collector had reached Kotia and nearby places to distribute blanket and […]
Koraput/Gajapati: After Kotia panchayat, residents of two more villages of Koraput and Gajapati districts have reportedly been lured by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government with basic facilities. Taking advantage of the Odisha government’s indifference to issues of residents of Raipada village of Koraput and Khudi Gudi village of Gajapati, the Andhra government is running a parallel […]
Jeypore: A week after the launch of bus services to Kotia gram Panchayat where Andhra officials had recently distributed freebies among locals, Koraput Collector K. Sudarshan visited the disputed areas under Pottangi block and reviewed ongoing welfare activities on Sunday. Sudarshan’s visit came 20 days after the officials of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh rolled […]
Koraput: Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty on Wednesday sought a report from the Koraput district administration on the alleged distribution of blankets and other materials by Andhra Pradesh officials at Kotia gram panchayat in Pottangi block of the district on Tuesday. Mohanty termed the issue as ‘serious’ and instructed the Koraput district collector to inquire into […]
Jeypore: In a bid to lure the tribals of Kotia gram panchayat in Pottangi block of Koraput, the officials of Andhra Pradesh were seen distributing blankets and other materials to the locals at a special event today. Vizianagaram Collector and SP attended a programme named ‘Maa Uru’ or Janambhumi at Kotia, the event which is […]
Koraput: With elections around the corner, uncertainty is looming large over the voting pattern of the constituents of Kotia panchayat in Koraput district which has been in news for being intruded upon by Andhra Pradesh government. After OTV’s report about administrative intrusion of Andhra Pradesh in the villages of Kotia panchayat, Odisha government took steps […]