2016 – Year of Promises, Potential and Performance for Andhra Pradesh

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Every year since 2014 has been very critical and important for Andhra Pradesh. Right from coping from the blow of bifurcation to setting on the journey of building the new capital city Amaravati. The sojourn so far has been tough, insightful and overwhelming.

2016, the year that was for Andhra Pradesh saw some fresh leaps as well as slowdowns. In totality, AP has not backed down and continues to fight the battle of financial crunch, capital building and reforming workable policies for the benefit of people.

As we conclude the year with deep reflection and thought, moments of joy and agitation fill us with more power to go ahead with full force.

A sneak peek into the year 2016 of Andhra Pradesh

January 2016

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102 Health Services Launched for Pregnant Women

CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu has launched a scheme that felicitates safe travel for pregnant women. 102 Health Services, the service for pregnant women to commute safely to and from the hospital will be now available in Andhra Pradesh.

AP Govt Plans ORR for Srikakulam

Srikakulam Collector P. Lakshmi Narasimham, Joint Collector Vivek Yadav and others have held several meetings and have asked the survey teams to complete the tasks on hand as government is now giving top priority for the ORR Project.

Reliance Defence Shipyard Planned Base At Visakhapatnam

Reliance Defence has signed an accord with the provincial government to set up a naval facility 70 kilometers south of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.

CII Partnership Summit 2016

The 22nd edition of Confederation of Indian Industry or CII Partnership Summit, kicked off in Visakhapatnam in a grandiose manner. The summit that had been organised by CII to showcase investment opportunities in the ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’continues to see who’s who of industry, business and politics presiding and speaking about the advantages of investing in Andhra Pradesh. This three-day event is expected to see signing of more than 100 MoUs.

More Power to Rayalaseema with NTPC

Adding to the list is the prestigious NTPC project, where the company will be setting up a 4,000 mW power plant at Puttiparthi of Anantapur district. A 2,250 mW solar power plant is also being contemplated for Andhra Pradesh.

AP Presents, “Foxconn to the World”

Foxconn is a classic example of the ultimate wins. After the divide, there was very less that was left to present and garner for the state. Getting investors to believe on the empty ground that can manufacture mobile phones with the skill and talent alone was no mean task. Foxconn, the Taiwanese giant threw a shot at it. Despite having major plans to expand their plant in Gujarat and Maharashtra, Foxconn decided to ramp up their first series of manufacturing operations at Sri City. The largest assembling company of Apple’s iPhones began making smartphones at the Sri Cyty plant since July last year, complying with the policies that made an arrangement cheaper than importing the devices from China.
No sooner than the plant was set up, operations went full swing, attracting brands like Xiaomi and Cyanogen’s One Plus to outsource assembling of handsets to Sri City. Since July 2015, Foxconn has added brands like Microsoft, Xiaomi, Oppo, Gionee, Asus and Infocus to its list of clients that get handsets made locally.

Special “Make AP your Business” bus in Davos

The campaign is one of its kind. Executed with startling visuals – a special bus that has been branded with “Make Andhra Pradesh your Business” posters. It is the first time Andhra Pradesh has branded a bus in Davos to make the state, investors’ port of call.

Centre Approves Energy Efficient Pumpsets to the State

Centre has stepped up to offer more support to the new state of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State for Power has confirmed that the Central government has agreed in principle to invest approximately Rs. 5,000 crore in the state for replacement of inefficient and ordinary agricultural pump sets with energy efficient ones.

Mr CM Achieves a Rare Distinction

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister led a State delegation to the World Economic Forum’s 46th annual meeting held during January 20 to 23 in Davos, Switzerland. This was the first time that the CM and his team attended an international forum after a striking success at the CII Partnership summit. Garnering 4 lakh Crore plus investment deals in the summit, the state as such is raring to go places with a splendid forefront.

CM’s Zurich Meetings – Investors keen on solar & infra projects

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu held a series of meetings with various business delegations in Zurich. The meetings had some fruitful outcomes in terms of the Zurich investors showing interest in investing in AP.

KPMG, Nestle and NUS to Collaborate with AP

Davos concluded with some great outcomes in the form of international entities making a solid move to invest in AP.

CM Directs Lockheed Martin’s Focus on Andhra

Lockheed Martin is the leading US manufacturer of civil and military satellites. The conversation went productive when Ms. Hewson told the Chief Minister that Lockheed was planning to shift parts of their manufacturing facility from Texas to India, and they were looking for a suitable location. The Chief Minister had immediately briefed on the advantage of Andhra Pradesh as an attractive investment destination for the defence sector.

CISCO Comes Onboard For AP

John T. Chambers, Executive Chairman, CISCO met up with the Chief Minister. He said that CISCO will set up a working group consisting of two sides: to study the requirements and the opportunities. Explaining various e-initiatives launched by the state government, the Chief Minister said that he aims to provide 15 to 20 Mbps connection to each household.

Eight Mega Food Parks Soon in AP

Out of the eight, five of the food parks are likely to come up in the four north coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari, and three of them in the Rayalaseema districts of Chittoor, Kurnool and Anantapur.

AP Cities in the Top 20 of India’s Smart Cities

Out of the 98 cities that have been shortlisted earlier, Visakhapatnam and Kakinada have made it to the list of 20 Smart Cities.

CBN Leads The Way as ‘Adarsh Mukhya Mantri’

The BCS of MIT School of Government has recognized Mr Naidu’s efforts in heading the state governance of Andhra Pradesh with highest standards.

KCR’s ‘Two Pot’ Comments on Andhra Pradesh

KCR shared that he was surprised to see the Prime Minister NOT making any attempt to announce the much awaited magic words but hand over mere ‘two pots of water and sand’ to Mr Naidu.

February 2016

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Gannavaram Airport to Become Fifth Largest After Land Pooling

Great infrastructural changes are already underway for the airport, as the state is on the path to establish its own identity post bifurcation. To this effect, massive work is being undertaken in the areas like setting up of permanent terminals, upgrading of the existing layout to state of the art modern appeal and a more expansive runway for the landing and take off of the international flights and larger aircraft carriers.

Another Feather in the Hat for Andhra University

The varsity has been honored with a A Grade, with a score of 3.6.

Foundation Laid for the New SAMEER E3 Facility in Vizag

Chief Minister Sri N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the next Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) in Vizag. This would be the next prime center in the nation for Electronic Environmental Effects (E3)

Amrita University’s Mega Medical Varsity at Amaravati

Amrita University, the world famous educational entity headed by Mata Amritanandamayi Trust, has now come forward to set up a world-class medical university at Amaravati, the new Capital region of Andhra Pradesh.

Foundation Stone Laid for Temporary Secretariat

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri N Chandrababu Naidu had officially laid the foundation stone for the temporary Secretariat buildings at the Velagapudi village in Amaravati.

Floating LNG Terminal Approved for Kakinada

This is also the first joint venture between APGDC (Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation), Shell Gas and Engie.

Vizag Declared The Fifth Cleanest City in India!!

The rankings were conducted by the Center across 73 cities, 22 states and the final contest between the 53 cities that have a population of 10 Lakh or more.

L&T and Shapoorji Close the Deal With AP Govt

The two giants of the construction world, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) and Shapoorji Pallonji have been confirmed to have agreed to a price of Rs.3,350 per sq. ft. offered by the AP government for constructing the interim government complex at Velagapudi village.

Bezawada Bus Station Becomes Truly World Class!!

A lot has changed about the place that sees lakhs of commuters every month. A sure shot sign of progress, especially after bifurcation!

March 2016

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AP Assembly Passes The Bill For Legislator Salaries

GITAM Students Land International Jobs in 300 Firms

Amendment of AP Reorganization Act Picks Momentum

Two Villages of AP Destined To Become Nation’s Solar Bearers

Toorputallu and Pedhamyanavanilanka will be the first two villages to be electrified completely with solar power this year onwards. This is the first of its kind green development initiative coming from the AP State Govt. This is also a part of the PM’s initiative and call for solar power in the nation.

AP Wins the Battle at SC, Seeks 58% Assets from Telangana

Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project Completed Within One Year as Promised

Essel World Shows Interest in AP’s tourism

FiberNet, Latest IT Revolution Launched in AP

“It marks a significant milestone for all of us and those across India, ushering in a technology revolution in India in digital connectivity,” Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

CM Meets the Kapu Community Leaders

Addressing the ongoing demand of the Kapu Community leaders, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu discussed the issue with them to find an amicable solution. He assured the leaders a turnaround time of 9 months to resolve the situation and arrive at an agreeable outcome for the community.

TTD’s New Move Delights The Pilgrims

Devotees can now on book Rs. 300 special entry tickets over their mobile phones for the Darshan of Lord Venkateswara.

Dr Reddy’s, Trimex and NCL to Invest in Srikakulam

April 2016

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Udyogaratham – Connecting AP Youth With Jobs

Udyogaratham, a mobile skill development centre will now provide all the information to the youth in the state about the job openings in the MSME sector.

AP Power Plants Function without Imported Coal

AP, Now the Official Global Maker of Isuzu D-Max Pick Up

The facility was formally inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri N Chandrababu Naidu. The plant will also manufacture V Cross, another trending variant from Isuzu.

CM Inaugurates AP Secretariat at Velagapudi

The first greatest milestone has been set for the new state of Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had inaugurated the Secretariat yesterday (25 April 2016) at Velagapudi village in Guntur district. He added that the works at the Secretariat complex would be completed by June 15.

Mondelez Comes to Sri City

World’s largest confectionery major is set to launch the first phase of commercial operations in the integrated business city, the Sri City, tomorrow.

INS Arihant Now Under Sea Acceptance Trial

After passing several deep sea diving drills, the submarine is now under the acceptance trials.

‘Singham’ Devgn Now AP Tourism’s Brand Ambassador

Famous Bollywood star couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol have volunteered to become the brand ambassadors for Andhra Pradesh Tourism.

Workers Toil in the Heat to Meet The Deadline

The construction workers at the site showed determination and grit, toiling away to complete the government interim complex at Velagapudi Village. The scorching sun did not deter these souls from changing their schedule or postponing tasks. The construction workers continue to go about their job in the soaring heat of over 42 degrees Celsius.

New York’s Lay’s Chips Will Now Have AP Origin

After running successful projects in the areas of cultivation of Himachal apples with the Vizag Agency, AP Govt now aims at collaborating with PepsiCo to cultivate high quality potatoes in few Mandals of the state.

May 2016

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Google’s Project Loon Likely to be Tested First in AP

AP Govt Goes the Big Data Way For Streamlined Administration

CM Implores Japanese Delegates to Invest in AP

Direct Flights to Tirupati from US & Dubai Starting June

Stylish Multiplex Y Screens Open at Vijayawada Bus Stand

Stunning Designs of Upcoming City Square in Vijayawada

ReNew Power and Hareon Solar JV Commission 72 MW Project in AP

Standing Ovation for AP Fibre Grid Project, Other States To Follow

New Power App For AP

Sri City Surpasses the Auto Cluster in TN

CBN and Microsoft Join Hands for School Dropouts

e-Pragati’s Online Vehicle Registration Launched

AP Project Wins the UN WSIS 2016 prize in e-Agriculture Category

TTD’s Venkateswara Temple Soon in Amaravati

Travelex Owners to Set Up Asia’s First Medical Analytics Centre at Amaravati

New Traffic Command Center in Vizag

Vijayawada Houses Go Digital!!

AP, First in India To Have ‘Open Defecation Free’ Urban Areas

June 2016

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OPPO’s 1000 Cr Proposal To Invest in AP

New Secretariat of AP Inaugurated

CM’s Keynote Address at China Answers Many Important Questions

Swiss Challenge Model Approach For Amaravati

The cabinet studied the proposal submitted by two Singapore companies, urban solutions provider Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd and Sembcorp Industries Ltd to develop the capital city on the banks of the Krishna river, between Vijayawada and Guntur.

Vizag Smart City Project Takes Off

Visakhapatnam is one of the prime cities in India that has been shortlisted to be developed as smart cities.

Chinese Giant Ansteel Shows Interest to Invest in AP

While attending the World Economic Forum’s 10th annual meeting of New Champions being held at Tianjin city, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu met with executives from Ansteel who are keen on setting up a steel plant with Rs. 3,000 crore in the state.

AP Govt Signs MOU With UDAY

The Government of India, the State of Andhra Pradesh and the DISCOMs of Andhra Pradesh (APSPDCL and APEPDCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY – “Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana” in Vijayawada (AP) today for financial turnaround of the DISCOMs.

Britain Conveys Intent to Invest in Amaravati

Noise was made when the British High Commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith made his way to Vijayawada yesterday to meet with CM. Asquith made an impressionable presentation on UK’s likely involvement in upscaling and developing Amaravati’s infrastructure.

Debt Redemption Phase 2 – 36 Lakh Farmers to Yield Benefit

The Chief Minister has distributed debt redemption certificates to farmers at 10 per cent interest to a tune of Rs 3,500 cr.

CM Launches the New Superfast Intercity Express

A new superfast intercity express train between Vijayawada and Secunderabad with just one stop was launched by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu.

AP Water Resources Department’s New Neeru Chettu Monitor Sheet Rolled Out

IT ‘Command Centre’ Launched To Monitor Irrigation Projects

Mission Agribusiness – AP Govt Signs MoU with NRDC

Mega Leather Cluster to Come Up at Nellore

World Class ‘Shenzhen Style’ ZTESoft Incubation Center Soon in Kakinada

Berger Paints New Expansion Project Soon At Anantapur

July 2016

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NASSCOM Steps in for ‘Smart’ Kakinada

Vizag Gets The First Drive In Theatre

100 Mee Seva Centres For AP’s Panchayats

Ukranian Delegation in Talks to Set up MRO Facility in Donakonda

US, Russia Geared To Set Up Their Nuclear Power Plants in AP

AP Govt Takes Steps to Promote Organic Farming

International Bidding Begins for Seed Start Up at Amaravati

Gajapathi Raju Sanctions Funds for LED Lighting in Vizianagaram Mandals

CM’s Tactical’ Win Win’ Industrial Pitch To Russia

“AP and St. Petersburg have a strong presence in the fields of IT and Pharma” said CM, highlighting on the scenarios where tactical collaborations were very much possible.

AP Signs MoU with State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg

Russia Inaugurates AP Pavilion at INNOPROM 2016

Maharasthra Follows AP’s Land Pooling Model for Super Expressway

Pattiseema Makes History

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has successfully released Godavari Water under the Pattiseema Project into Polavaram Right Main Canal on July 6th.

Linde India Air Separation Unit To Come Up in Bhimavaram

Varun Beach Resort Opens in Bheemili

Texas University Soon To Set up Tech Accelerator in Tirupati

AP’s Guizhou Association Takes Off A Great Start

AP Signs ‘Sister-State Agreement’ with Guizhou Province

August 2016

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Rain Guns Come to Rayalaseema

PK Goes Unabashed and Ballistic Over Special Status

SV Gosamrakshana Shala Soon to Become National Cow Research Centre

Denmark Shows Interest in AP’s Next Smart Cities

HPCL & GAIL to Divest 50% Stake in Kakinada Petrochem Plant

AP and Gates Foundation to Work Towards a Notable State Initiative

AP Becomes First State in India to Launch DNA Index System

P V Sindhu Makes India Proud, Heads for Rio 2016 Olympics Gold

Krishna Pushkaram Becomes a Ethereally Divine Ritual

Rs 32 Cr Development Fund Sanctioned for AP Washermen

Piyush Goyal Assures Zero Power Shortage for Amaravati

Special KEZ in Amaravati in Collaboration With CII and WEF

Rudravaram Gets ‘Open Defecation Free’ Status

September 2016

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CM Launches Real Time Feeder Monitoring System

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu has launched the Real-time Feeder Monitoring System which will stream real-time data on feeders and help the government monitor power usage, saving, etc.

Engineering College from Chirala Inks Pact With ISRO

St. Ann’s College of Engineering and Technology, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ISRO’s Space Application Centre. As India is all set to switch from the American Global Positioning System to the indigenous Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System(IRNSS).

Goodbye, Red Tape!! New Rules Enforced For Velagapudi Secretariat

APCRDA Allots Lands To Farmers From Two Villages

The new developed plots were allotted to the farmers of Pichukapalem and Dondapadu villages at the CRDA office. They were allotted through lottery method. After conducting two trial runs of the lottery system, the officials have allotted the residential plots to the farmers.

Prakasam Coastline, The Next International Beach Resort Hub!!

State government has prepared a blueprint to develop a series of beach resorts on the Prakasam coastline. This would also involve pulling in collaborations with the private investors.

Tanzania Adopts Biometric Aadhaar System of Krishna District

CM Assures Nallamada Drain Makeover to Farmers

Three New Greenfield Airports For AP, One Intl, Two Domestic

The center has finally given the much awaited nod. Andhra Pradesh will soon have three new airports, including an international airport in Bhogapuram near the port city of Vishakhapatnam, along with two other brand new domestic airports in Nellore and Kurnool.

Cairn To Drill $150 Million Worth 10 Exploratory Wells in AP

Cairn India has picked the Palar block located on the coast in Nellore to dig exploratory and appraisal wells. The wells, all 10 in number, will be drilled with an investment outlay of $150 million.

Rajahmundry Airport Will Soon Facilitate Bigger Aircrafts

Foundation stone has been laid to improvise and extend the airport that becomes one of the busiest destinations, only after Vizag, Vijayawada and Tirupati.

Tirupati, The New Cool Smart City!!

After much deliberation and contemplation, Tirupati is officially the third selected smart city, after Vizag and Kakinada.

Hi Tech Drones For Tracking Polavaram Works

In order to track the status of the Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is monitoring all the works through the drone cameras deployed at the project.

AP Tops The Chart in India’s Private Corporate Investments

AP leads the way, followed by Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, accounting together for more than 50 per cent of the projects funded by banks and financial institutions (FIs) in 2015-16. The four states are topping the game, with most prime states in the north lagging far behind.

Andhra Pradesh No 2 in India To Achieve 100% Electrification

CM Alerts the Bankers to Focus on Farm Loans More

The CM asked the bankers to choose quickly between their short term gains and striving to be a part of state government’s important initiatives for the farmers.

“Then Tell Me The Formula To Achieve SCS” – CBN to Pawan Kalyan

The CM also made it a point to reply to Pawan Kalyan’s questions that were raised in his public gathering at Kakinada. Mr Naidu asked Pawan to ‘spell out’ the formula on achieving the special category status. He said that TDP will also welcome anyone and everyone who gives productive suggestions on the matter.

Centre Announces Special Package For AP

Xiaomi’s Second Assembly Plant Soon in Sri City

NPCIL Submits Report to Construct Atomic Power Plant in Kovvada

October 2016

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Mega FOUR of Manufacturing To Boost AP Soon

The Andhra Pradesh State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) approved four mega industrial projects with a total proposed investment of Rs 26,630 crore.

CM Monitors Polavaram Obsessively

Drones, CCTV footage, everyday tracking and monitoring. The much awaited Polavaram project works are in full swing. CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu makes it a point to conduct regular weekly meetings with the deputized officials, supervising the project at a very personal level and examining the status.

AP Number 1, Telangana Number 2 in Ease of Doing Business!!

The different between the two states in topping the slots is 99.09. Sources say that AP has gained advantage due to its implementation policy.

‘Devlok’ Will Now Settle in Tirupati

Sri Haridham, world’s first mythological theme park is being developed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model with the Department of Youth Advancement, Tourism and Culture of Government of AP. The venture that is referred to as Devlok is being developed by Vaishnovi Versatile Ventures Private Limited will turn out to be the biggest ever theme park in India and Asia.

Vermeiren International Sets Up Rs 40 Cr Unit in Sri City

Ashok Leyland All Set to Open Facility in Vizag

Dell EMC & AP Govt Team Up For Cloud Solutions in HealthCare

Swiss Govt Agrees to Assist Amaravati with BEEP

The Swiss govt has consented to come on board and provide technical assistance for the implementation of Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). The project which is a bilateral between Indian and Swiss governments, has been formulated aiming at reducing energy consumption in new buildings in India.

Russia’s Shipping Firm JSC Signs MoU With AP EDB

The EDB signed another memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia’s TechnoNICOL Corporation for establishing a world-class manufacturing complex in Visakhapatnam district to produce membranes, shingles and other waterproofing and roofing products.

AP and ISRO Collaborate To Boost Startup Momentum

Pattiseema Begins to Nurture Drought Lands of Seema

Thanks to Pattiseema, water from Srisailam reservoir is now being directed to Rayalaseema. The drought-hit lands are now brimming with water and hope.

CM Inaugurates Cyber Security, Analytics Innovation Centre in AU Engg College

Air Costa Goes Pan India, In The Process of Stake Sale

Sunrise AP Vision 2029 – Happy and Globally Competitive Society

AP Becomes First Along with Gujarat To Be Declared ODF

Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations became special this year for AP. The state achieved a greater milestone along with Gujarat to become the first state to declare all its urban areas as Open Defecation Free (ODF). The announcement was also made on the second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission Sunday, that happens to fall on October 2nd.

Manginapudi Beach Joins the Coastal Corridor Project

Andhra Pradesh Lauded For Best Practices in Governance

NITI Aayog listed Aadhar-enabled Fertiliser Distribution System, Aadhar-enabled Public Distribution System, Swachh Vidyalaya, Policy Intervention for Fisheries in AP, the CM Office Real-time Executive Dashboard as some of the best practices adopted by AP that could be replicated by other states.

November 2016

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Roadmap for 6-lane Expressway Unveiled

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled a roadmap for building a six- lane expressway of 598.83 kms, connecting the state’s new capital Amaravati with Anantapuramu district, at a cost of Rs 27,600 crore.

MobiKwik to Make AP Go Cashless With Electricity Bills

Mobikwik, India’s largest independent digital wallet has now tied up with the Southern Power Distribution Company Limited in Andhra Pradesh.

Three Financial Giants Bring Together Rs 17,500 Cr for Amaravati

World Bank, Hudco and Andhra Bank have, in principle, sanctioned an amount of around Rs 17,500 crore for the construction of Amaravati.

CM’s ‘Aadhar’ Idea to The Central Government

CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu wrote a letter to the Center, sharing some workable ideas to solve the problem.

One MILLION Set Top Boxes for AP Households!!

Proposal has been approved to extend the state government’s guarantee to Rs 300 Cr loan that will be taken from the banks by AP State Fibernet Limited. 1 million set top boxes will be purchased with the funds in the first phase. The cost is said to be likely recovered from the beneficiaries.

Indo UK Tie Up That Will Change The Face of Healthcare in India

Eight Indo UK hospitals are being planned to be set up across the country, with headquarters in Amaravati. Foundation stone will soon be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Patanjali’s Presence Will Turn Things Around For AP in FMCG

The recent news about Patanjali’s plan to open a giant food park in Andhra Pradesh opens great new avenues within the state. Irrespective of the fact that FMCG is largely undermined as compared to the other verticals in the industry (due to the current state scenario rushing to attract investments in major areas), the food park will throw the doors wide open to employment.

Apollo Tyres Gigantic Facility To Be Set Up in Andhra

The new unit of Apollo Tyres at AP will be set up with an investment of ₹500 crore and is likely to come up on the industrial corridor of Chittoor District.

AP Number 1 Again, Thanks to LED Lighting

After two years of successful LED implementation and usage, Andhra Pradesh has achieved another mind blowing record. The state had saved the energy of 1,500 million units in this two year span!! AP is officially number 1 in India when it comes to energy conservation and efficiency.

AP, Most Likely Destination for India’s First CEZ!!

If everything goes as planned, Andhra Pradesh will become the base for India’s first Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ). The first of its kind CEZ is all the more likely to come in one of the state’s prime coastal zones that spew heavy economic activity.

AP Number 1 When It Comes to Solar Parks

VIT, Sunrise University of the Sunrise State

Foundation for Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) campus has been laid today, November 3rd at Amaravati. This enables the state to embark on a great journey of premier learning. Vellore Institute of Technology or VIT, which is one of the topmost institutes in India opens the doors for greater prospects ahead in the field of education.

December 2016

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Mori, The First Smart Village With Fiber Grid

CM launched first phase of optic fiber grid from Mori smart village in East Godavari district yesterday. Mori, a sleepy cashew exporting village in East Godavari district, has emerged as the first super-smart village of the state. Even as the rest of the country is struggling to switch over to the digital payment mode, this tiny village has been declared an all-digital administration Panchayat.

Polavaram, The Long Cherished Andhra Dream Now Realized!!

Governments came and went, but the long awaited Polavaram project is seeing fruition finally under the leadership of CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu. One of the most prestigious projects of Andhra Pradesh that solves many water and other problems for the citizens, is now coming true.

Digital Payments Should Become a Mass Movement – CM

CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu presided on the 4th meeting of Committee of CMs. The discussion was held with NITI and other important experts to brainstorm and chalk out an effective way forward to make digital payments accessible to every Indian.

Mori, The First AP Village With All Digital Governance!!

The sleepy and laid back village of Sakhinetipalli Mandal is now destined to enter the pages of history. Mori, the village of East Godavari district has now been declared as the first ever super smart village of Andhra Pradesh. As the whole notion is trying to adapt to cashless method of payments, Mori went on to be declared as all digital administration Panchayat.

Center Launches Aadhaar Pay, CBN’s Brainchild

This app will solve a lot of problems, particularly for the merchants who do not see the light end of the ongoing digitization. Aadhaar Payment App will use AEPS (Aadhaar enabled payment system)

Kurnool General Hospital To Get Rs 350 Cr Assistance From JICA

The Kurnool General Hospital is set to see a rise in the infrastructure development. The hospital is likely to get Rs.350 crore assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the behest of the State government.

West Godavari’s Constituency Ranked No 1 by State Govt

Gopalapuram constituency in West Godavari stood first in top 12 constituencies in the State in terms of consolidated ranking.

CM’s Great ‘FinTech’ Plans for Vizag

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that the city would be developed as one of of the leading Fintech (financial technology) hubs. “Vizag has the potential to become FinTech hub”, he said.

Polavaram Diaphragm Wall Work Set to Begin in Jan 2017

The diaphragm wall work will begin on January 7, officials informed Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the weekly review and virtual inspection of Polavaram Project at the Velagapudi Secretariat.

CM’s New ‘Town Branding’ Plan for Image Boosting

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has instructed top officials of the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Department to strive to acquire for each one of the major cities a unique image and branding on the basis of their resources and strengths.

Key Japanese Data Centres Likely to Come up in Amaravati

After Isuzu has successfully set up its operations in Sri City and Kia Motors has solidified the decision to bring their plan to AP, it goes without saying that Andhra is now fetching attention from global investors.

Top Spanish Car Interiors Company To Set Up Base in Amaravati

Grupo Antolin, the happening Spanish car interior maker that supplies for high end names like Audi and Mercedes will soon set its next base in Amaravati. The famous engineering company from Spain sees viable prospects with this move.

Kia Motors Considers Andhra Pradesh For Its First Indian Base

Kia Motors, Korea’s leading automotive giants has decided to set up its first Indian base in Andhra Pradesh. One of the big names in the auto industry has never had its operations in India before. Now, AP seems to be an undeniable and instant choice for the automotive player. Kia had it in the agenda for quite sometime to go overseas with expansion plans this year, and that included India.



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