Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The inter-state disputes among two states over jurisdiction of many villages in Kotia panchayat on Andhra Pradesh and Odisha border will be resolved throughout discussions between the governments.
The information has been provided by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman Mohammed Ahmed Shariff after a high-level meeting held in Bhubaneswar today.
In the meeting, State School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash raised the issue during the meeting attended by Shariff and senior officials of Andhra Pradesh Government.
According to Dash’s statement, the Andhra delegation about jurisdiction dispute of Kotia panchayat under Pottangi block in Koraput district where the people have been facing identity crisis since decades. Meanwhile, he solely appealed to Andhra Government through the delegation to sort out the grave situation.
Besides, discussion was also held between two state governments on language-based education issue in bordering villages of Rayagada, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Ganjam and Koraput districts.
Around 80 lakh Telugu people are residing in these districts. Even as teacher training centre has been set up in these districts, language teachers could not be appointed due to technical snag.
Similarly, there are many Odia people in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. Around 4,000 children are studying in the neighboring State where they face same situation in schools. Total 230 Odia schools are in Andhra Pradesh where 130 Odia teachers are yet to be appointed.
Shariff assured Dash that the Andhra Government will take care of Odia students in his State.