In a move aimed at resolving bifurcation woes, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to convene a meeting between the state governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on August 8.
The meeting would discuss contentious issues relating to Schedules IX and X the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. Both states are also seeing a tussle over power dues between the states along with sharing of certain central organisations.
The MHA has convened a similar meeting of officials of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over the same issues in April this year. At that time, issues pertaining to education and infrastructure had been discussed.
Jagan Mohan Reddy has repeatedly met with his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao, to clear issues pending between the states since bifurcation. Both the Chief Ministers have already agreed to solve all the outstanding issues amicably and foster good neighbourly relations for the welfare of the people of both the states.
Sharing of water from Krishna and Godavari rivers were the main item on the agenda of the high-level talks that were held in June at KCR's official residence in Hyderabad. Dispute over dues of power utilities, distribution of employees and assets of electricity department also featured in the talks.