Dehradun: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday held a meeting with his Uttarakhand counterpart Harish Rawat at the latter's official residence here and decided to create a mechanism to sort out issues of common interest especially better use of assets and properties?between the two neighbouring states.
All the pending issues of common interest between the two states including sharing of water in irrigational schemes and law and order will soon be thrashed out, Harish Rawat told reporters soon after the half-an-hour long meeting.
"We have agreed to evolve a robust mechanism to sort out all issues of common interest, " Rawat said.
"We have made a suggestion that solar panels be built on canals flowing through both states which will smoothen the process of sharing water in irrigational schemes," he said.
Though both governments are bound by the provisions of Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, there is an inclination on their part to quickly resolve the problems, he claimed.
"I have also suggested that there should be more frequent meetings among senior police officials (IG, DIG levels) of the two adjacent states to address common issues on the law and order front," Rawat said.
Uttarakhand was created out of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000.
Akhilesh Yadav whose in-laws hail from Pauri district of Uttarakhand said his ties with the hill state were old and intimate and he is willing to do anything which serves the interests of both the states.