TDP Government Policies, Actions And Achievements

Andhra Pradesh government mulls crowdfunding to develop new capital Amaravathi

“This will bring a sense of ownership of the capital,” the state government quoted Naidu as saying. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would attend the foundation stone laying function on October 22 (Vijaya Dasami) and the state government is planning to make it a grand event.

The Chief Minister has asked the officials to expand the capacity of the event site to accommodate over one lakh people as a large number of people are expected to turn up.

 

Andhra Pradesh to offer 24x7 water to industries

After providing 24x7 power supply to all industries in the state, the AP government has now decided to offer 24x7 water supply to major industries.

In a bid to lure big industries, the AP government has earmarked 30 Thousand Million Cubic (TMC) feet of water exclusively for industrial use. The water will be allotted to industries straight from the river and canals and the irrigation department is to ensure uninterrupted supply throughout the year. The TDP government has already identified 10 lakh acres and is developing a land bank to draw in industrialists.

"After giving uninterrupted power to all industries, we are getting ready to provide water to industries without any difficulty. Infrastructure development that is taking place in AP will certainly attract big ticket investments to the state," energy and infrastructure secretary Ajay Jain said.

 

Naidu's Love In Tokyo To Blossom in Andhra

Competition between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments, it appears, is intensifying with every passing day. It comes as no surprise that the governments in both the states have been on a spending spree. The TRS government, headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, in Telangana has been announcing new schemes and sops on a regular basis, the latest being a Ramzan gift pack for Muslims. However, he has the luxury of a fat wallet. On the other hand, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, despite empty coffers, has tried to match KCR’s stride. He announced a 42 per cent salary hike for government employees just a day before the Telangana chief minister did pretty much the same.

To shore up the finances, besides frequently flying to Delhi and trying to exert pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers for alloting more funds to the state, Naidu is touring foreign countries to attract investments. KCR is also not lagging behind and is trying to woo investors too. He is using Hyderabad’s brand image to persuade companies to invest in the state—the recent decision of Celkon and Micromax to have assembling units in Telangana is a case in point.

 

Andhra Pradesh government Partners with ISRO

Mr.CBN visited ISRO with Mr.Narendra Modi for the launch of PSLV and spent a day at Sri Hari kota, Andhra Pradesh and had multiple meetings and went through presentations on ISRO’s technology and innovations.

Integration of Information Technology to reduce corruption and increase transparency was well implemented by Cbn in the last term.

In similar lines, he approached ISRO for technology partnership in Controlling Sand mafia and Mining mafia to start with and use the Space Technology services productively for the citizens of Andhra Pradesh.

He requested the ISRO chairman to come with a presentation on how can we use space technology for AndhraPradesh’s governance. ISRO chairman met Mr.Naidu in lake view guest house to give a presentation on providing space technology for the community.

 

AP govt clears investment proposals of Ultratech, Ramco Cement

A proposal to set up two green-field cement plants with an installed capacity of 9.5 million tonnes (mt) by the Ultratech Cement Limited of Aditya Birla Group was cleared by Andhra Pradesh government.  The company, which has a total installed capacity of 62 mt across about 21 plants in India, currently operates a 4.9 mt capacity plant at Tadipatri in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.  These two plants of a similar size have been proposed to be set up at Dachepalli of Guntur district and  at Pentikota of Kurnool district by the company.

Ramco Cement's plant proposed with a capacity of 2.5 million tonne in Kurnool district has also been aprroved.

The state investment promotion board (SIPB), headed by chief minster N Chandrababu Naidu, cleared investment proposals worth about Rs 9,200 crore, including the cement plants yesterday, according to a statement issued by AP industry department principal secretary J S V Prasad.

 

How government's LED bulb push is helping save Rs 2.71 crore every day

In recent months, cottage industries in Puducherry that make incense sticks, mats and perfumed candles have been staying open late into the night with their electricity costs intact. Nearly 600 km away in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, farmers living in mud houses along the Krishna River no longer fret about shooting power bills while switching on lights at dusk.

This is all thanks to a government-sponsored LED distribution programme, which outlines the replacement of incandescent bulbs and CFLs with energy-efficient LED lamps.

Saurabh Kumar, managing director of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a PSU under the power ministry that is driving the LED distribution initiative, said the pilot programme has been expanded to all districts in Andhra Pradesh since its launch in April 2014 (Puducherry pilot phase).

 

AP allots 592 acre for Hero MotoCorp’s new plant

The two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Limited, which is panning a Rs. 1600-crore Greenfield manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh, has been allotted a 592-acre site to facilitate development of its new project.

The Andhra Pradesh Government and AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) have overcome the land hurdle for allocation to Hero MotoCorp in Satyavedu mandal of Chittoor district.

According to a statement from IYR Krishna Rao, Chief Secretary, Andhra Pradesh, the company can now take up the project in a peaceful environment at the allotted site.

At a meeting held here at his chambers with representatives of Hero Motors, the Chief Secretary said various issues on the land allotted to them were discussed.

In a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier, the Government has agreed to allot 600 acres of land to the company where it proposes to manufacture two wheelers and spare parts in the plant providing direct and indirect employment to around 15,000 persons.