Velagapudi, the happening part of Amaravati is likely to see inception of the National Cadet Corps (NCC)’s new directorate. NCC is planning a new base for itself at Velagapudi and a proposal has been made towards the same. Presently, five NCC groups are located at Vizag, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool and Tirupati. The new zone in Amaravati once materialised will be the sixth one for the state.
NCC also has long run plans of expansion in Andhra Pradesh. As per the Kakinada NCC Group Commander LCS Naidu, AP directorate has 75,000 cadets. The new directorate will need five acres, and 25 acres for training purposes. He also reminded of the fact that Kakinada NCC is presently the largest in India, with 13 units under its command. He spoke to a leading newspaper daily and stated that NCC directorate is important for the state as many NCC C certificate holders join Army across the cadres.
AP state government has so far sanctioned rs 10 Cr for all the developmental activities in the financial year 2017 – 18. If things fall in place, Velagapudi will see the rise of new NCC directorate.