The proposed industrial hub, mineral and textile hub and knowledge center in Sattenapalli, manufacturing hub and logistics park in Tenali, tourism hub, temple tourism and ancient cultural hub and proposed bridges on Krishna river connecting Nandigama-Sattenapalli and Gudivada-Tenali is going to change the Guntur district development scenario largely in the future.
Chief Minister, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu while christening the ancient Amaravati name to new capital further announced about water logistic hub at Tenali which is going to rejuvenate the oldest Buckingham canal waterway.
The availability of natural minerals and further industries would be useful for the development of Sattenapalli into an industrial hub. Once, Sattenapalli was very famous for cotton trade but later textile business shifted to Guntur, Chilakaluripeta, Tenali and other areas due to the shifting of spinning mills. Besides this, according to District Industries Center (DIC), road metal and granite is available in Sattenapalli and adjacent areas.
Tenali is famous for trade and commerce from centuries due to large scale business of silk sarees, gold jewelry, wood, steel, sugarcane, bananas, lemon, lentils, rice, sapota, black gram, red gram, maize and turmeric. AP government has proposed logistic park and manufacturing hub which would boost trade in Tenali which was famous as Andhra Paris due to its rich culture.
A senior businessman, N. Venkateswarlu said that crores of business is done per day in Tenali due to the availability of road and rail connectivity. He recalled that once waterway was used to transport goods to Chennai and now the revival of Buckingham canal under water logistic hub would turn Tenali into the main business center of the AP in the future.
AP government further proposed agriculture commercial hub, agriculture processing and textile hub at Guntur. The world famous Asia’s biggest chilli yard and Spices Park would help for the growth of processing and textile export business. Chilli exporter, D. Nagesh said that for decades Guntur chilli was neglected and now the time has come for the development of chilli business at an international level with the starting of Spices Park and agriculture hub.
The 125 feet height Dhyana Buddha statue at Amaravati is waiting for the starting of Dhyana Buddha project on the banks of Krishna river. Amaravati Development Authority chairman, Jasti Veeranjaneyulu lamented that there is lot of scope for the tourism business at Amaravati due to the presence of ancient Buddhist monuments, medieval Amareswara temple, Jain monuments and natural scenic beauty but no one tried to develop Amaravati. He opined that tourism hub and temple tourism would switch heritage city Amaravati into a heritage city like Hyderabad.