Jeypore, Nov 24: Yet another attempt by the neighbouring state, Andhra Pradesh (AP) to establish its administrative claim over the bordering panchayat, officials of AP government today collected biometric data of students in Kotia village in order to give them stipends.
According to reports, teachers of the neighbouring state today visited Tala Ganjeipadar village and collected biometric data of at least 33 students. The Andhra government will provide an early stipend of Rs 15,000, said a local resident.
The teachers said that they would visit all the 21 neighbouring villages and collect data of the students to give them stipends.
On the other hand, officials of both the states may hold high-level meeting over the boarder issue.
Meanwhile, Koraput district administration has denied the reports of AP govt digging ponds in Kotia and said said that all the developmental projects, undergoing at Kotia panchayat will be completed by March 2021.