The committee has been formed as per the decision taken at the meeting between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on November 9.
The death of Central Committee member Milind Teltumbde and the arrest of Prashant Bose (or Kishan Da) within months of the demise of Akkiraju Harigopal has changed the scenario.
Chief Ministers of the two states, Naveen Patnaik and Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy issued a joint statement to this effect at the end of their two-hour-long meeting in Bhubaneswar on Nov 9.
Construction of Neradi barrage across river Vamsadhara, Polavaram irrigation project and the status of Kotiya villages on the shared border would reportedly be high on the Chief Ministers' agenda.
The forces are using drones as part of aerial surveillance in Andhra-Odisha (AOB) border areas.
The Anganwadi Centre at Manikpatana village under the Raigada block was sealed off three days ago as it was reportedly built by Andhra Pradesh on Odisha land.
Tribals no longer believe Maoists and their slogans, which seem ridiculous to them, Andhra Pradesh DGP Gautam Sawang said.
Forces on high alert after encountered death of a Maoist in TS
According to the Supreme Court verdict, nobody has the right to construct permanent constructions in the disputed region, said the officers who visited the site and stopped the construction.
The Odisha government has reportedly been neglecting the state of affairs in the bordering villages, which AP is capitalising on.
This comes at a time when the border dispute between the two states is raging.
Only those with Covid-19 negative report or a certificate saying that the person is vaccinated twice are being allowed into Odisha.
Police were instructed to monitor the inflow of people and vehicles from the neighbouring State at various points. Besides, health staff have been deployed to conduct thermal screening.
Seven border check posts have been set up at Kosagumuda, Chandahandi, Raighar and Umerkote blocks to monitor the inflow of people and vehicles.
Meanwhile, Odisha has decided to file a fresh suit against AP in the apex court as tension at the border escalated.