Telangana Cabinet to discuss bifurcation issues on 18 May as Hyderabad ceases to be Andhra Pradesh joint capital from 2 June

Telangana CM A Revanth Reddy has sought details of the efforts made till now to solve the issues and what should be done going forward.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published May 15, 2024 | 11:38 PMUpdatedMay 15, 2024 | 11:39 PM

Bifurcation issues of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

The Telangana Cabinet will meet on Saturday, 18 May, to discuss the issues that remained unresolved with sibling state Andhra Pradesh in view of Hyderabad ceasing to be the joint capital for both from 2 June.

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy chaired a review meeting at the state secretariat on Wednesday in this regard.

In the meeting, he asked officials to look at the distribution of assets, liabilities, and the division of staff between the two states. He ordered them to submit a report on these issues to him.

Hyderabad will be the capital of only Telangana from 2 June as the 10-year joint-capital status period ends.

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Discussing the joint capital issue

The chief minister reminded the officials that the institutions and corporations listed in Schedules IX and X of the Andhra Pradesh State Reorganisation Act of 2014 were yet to be distributed between the two states.

The dispute regarding arrears that were due towards Telangana for power supplied to Andhra Pradesh was still hanging fire.

Revanth, against this backdrop, sought from officials details of the efforts they had made till now to solve the issues and what should be done going forward.

He also asked the officials to first address the issues that could be resolved without much difficulty, like those effecting transfers between the two states with mutual consent.

As for those that were complicated, he said they could address them in such a way that the interests of Telangana were not compromised.

Revanth also said the officials should take possession of the properties allotted to AP — like the Lake View Guest House — for use till the expiry of the deadline.

The Telangana Cabinet on 18 May is also set to discuss the waiver of crop loans of up to ₹2 lakh per farmer, procurement of paddy, and an action plan for the next kharif season.

The chief minister also inquired about the current status of paddy procurement in the state, and said he wanted the officials to ensure that farmers were not inconvenienced in the process.

(Edited by Arkadev Ghoshal)