Pradhan also addressed a public meeting while assuring to discuss with Odisha government for the development of the region.
Recently, a fresh report of the construction of a road in Kotia Gram Panchayat by Andhra Pradesh government surfaced. The construction work is reportedly being carried out at one of the disputed village Tala Ganjeipadar.
The ex-district magistrate of Koraput, G. Parida, rebuffed the reports of the dispute while saying that the area has been with Odisha since 1945.
Earlier in 2006, the Supreme Court had ordered status quo on the disputed area.