Odisha’s government has formed an eight-member committee headed by the chief secretary to deliberate on outstanding bilateral issues of mutual interest between the state and Andhra Pradesh, according to a notification issued by the Department of Management income and disasters.
The notification released on Wednesday said the panel will discuss the issues with officials appointed by the government of Andhra Pradesh for this purpose.
Besides the Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Principal Secretary, Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Principal Secretary, Department of Water Resources, Principal Secretary, Department of ‘energy, principal secretary, school and mass education The department and the principal secretary of the higher education department are members of the jury.
The committee was formed in accordance with the decision taken at the joint meeting held on November 9 in Bhubaneswar between Chief Minister Odisha Naveen Patnaik and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to resolve the issues. bilateral agreements of mutual interest between the two states. .
At the November 9 meeting, the chief ministers decided that the chief secretaries of the two states will put in place an institutional mechanism to deliberate on the outstanding issues and find a solution that is in the best interests of the people of the country. Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
A number of issues of mutual interest were discussed by the two chief ministers during the meeting, including in the area of water resources, common borders, energy and left-wing extremism.
“It was decided during the meeting to work closely together on resolving the issues related to the Kotia group of villages and any other border disputes, Neradi Dam, Jhanjavathi Reservoir, Polavaram, Liberation of ‘water for the Bahuda River and to the mutual NOCs for the Balimela and Haut Sileru in the energy sector,’ the notification said, adding that the two states also decided to extend their support to tackle the problem of left-wing extremism and ganja culture.
It was also decided that the two states would work to establish a chair for Odia and Telugu languages at BR Ambedkar University, Srikakulam University and Berhampur University respectively.
In addition to appointing language teachers to schools in border districts of the two states, it was agreed to provide books and organize language exams to promote brotherhood.
It was also decided at the meeting that the two states will continue the legacy of mutual cooperation and, in the true spirit of federalism, discuss the issues between the two states and deliberate on the outstanding issues and find a solution that is in the best interest of the people of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.