The team stopped off at a few villages to get a feel of the mood of the villagers about the ensuing elections.
On Monday, an OTV team visited Tala Ganjeipadar village under Kotia Panchayat to cover the preparations for the Panchayat elections. The findings on ground zero left them baffled.
The Odisha government had knocked the doors of the Supreme Court, seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh government over Kotia border issue on February 10, 2021.
The virtual meeting also featured topics like inter-state road communication, roads and teaching of Odia and Telugu languages in both states.
The Odisha government on Wednesday formed the high-level committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary while its members include the Development Commissioner and Principal Secretaries of Home, Revenue, Water Resource, Power, and Mass And Higher Education departments.
This is a fleet of Andhra Pradesh Government officials and they are entering the Deomali Hills in Koraput district.
A legislator from Andhra Pradesh has added fuel to the fire in the contentious border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh by making unilateral claims that the residents of villages in Kotia Gram Panchayat of Koraput want to be part of Andhra Pradesh.
A day after the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments agreed to set up an institutional mechanism to deliberate on various issues gripping the states including the contentious border dispute at Kotia, an all-political party meeting was held today in Koraput to bolster the roadmap for Odisha's efforts in resolving the row.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will call on his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik on November 9 in Bhubaneswar to discuss several pending issues between the two states.
Both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been claiming their sovereign rights over the area, which consists of 27 small tribal hamlets on the border.
Two days back, the officials of Salur Mandal in Andhra Pradesh had conducted a gram sabha at Ganjeipadar and tried to lure villagers by assuring them that the Andhra government will take up several development projects in the region.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has termed the spread of the border skirmishes from 20 odd villages under Kotia Gram Panchayat to other border villages in Koraput and Gajapati districts as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘matter of serious concern’.
The dispute over Kotia is a long-pending border issue between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Both the States have been claiming their sovereign rights over the area, which consists of 27 small tribal hamlets at the border.
The State government's move came in the wake of the announcement by Andhra Pradesh government for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput. The government has prayed before the court for speedy hearing in connection with the issue.
Kotia row took another ugly turn on Monday when an MLA from Andhra Pradesh tried to hold political events at Phatusineri, which the Koraput district administration foiled
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has made fresh attempt to lure the residents of Kotia by offering farm loans against the land patta
Koraput: Amid the heightened tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over a group of villages in Kotia in the district, local MP Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka on Wednesday said that people in the region are feeling deprived due to the failure of the Odisha government in delivering welfare schemes and providing employment. “Kotia is getting out […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Crores of Odias will have their eyes fixed tomorrow as the State government locks its horns with its Andhra counterpart over the escalating border dispute pertaining to Kotia region in Koraput district. Close on the heels of the Andhra Pradesh government filing an affidavit in the apex court citing that it has been […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday knocked the doors of Supreme Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh government over the Kotia border dispute. The State government’s move comes in the wake of the announcement by Andhra Pradesh government for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput. The government has prayed before […]
Bhubaneswar: Making it clear that the State will not give up the fight to protect its territory, Odisha government has reportedly planned to move Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh over the ongoing border dispute in Kotia region of Koraput district. As per reports, the Additional District Collector of Koraput and the government lawyer on Monday […]
Koraput: The ongoing border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh seems to have reached new heights with the neighbouring state allegedly changing the name of three villages in Koraput district and conducting gram panchayat elections. As per reports, Andhra government has changed names of Tala Ganjeipadar, Patu Sineri and Fagun Sineri in the disputed Kotia […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing dispute over Kotia village with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Odisha government on Thursday decided not to shift schools despite low enrolment rate or attendance. Besides, it was also agreed upon to set up a police station in Kotia which is a cluster of 21 villages. After a high-level meeting, Odisha Assembly Speaker […]
Bhubaneswar: From doling out freebies to extending all kinds of support in times of need, Andhra Pradesh’s administrative intrusion in Kotia panchayat in Koraput district of Odisha is growing each passing day. However, Odisha government is yet to come up with any concrete strategy to tackle the situation. Odisha government has so far only put […]
Koraput: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday threw weight behind Odisha’s claim on Kotia village which has remained a bone of contention between the State and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh since long. Besides Kotia, the Union Minister also raked up the issue of gang rape and suicide of Kunduli girl and condemned the attempts by Crime […]