Needless to say, Amaravati is now the center of focus for everyone in the state of Andhra Pradesh and outside. Scientists and experts who have been either directly or indirectly involved with the progress of AP are now coming forward to offer productive suggestions for the development of new capital city.
Adding to that list the well know agriculture scientist of India, M.S. Swaminathan. The acclaimed visionary in the field of science had recently taken some time out to express his views about the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Swaminathan actively took to Twitter, posting advice to CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu. He had continuously requested the CM to follow eco-friendly methods while building Amaravati.
Swaminathan, also referred to as the “Indian Father of Green Revolution” made use of social media to express that eco friendly and green methods will enable the state to sustain food and nutrition for the future. A constant visionary who looks at eradicating world hunger and poverty, Mr Swaminathan stressed on the fact that Amaravati is one of the world’s best farming regions. There is plenty of scope for green conservation methods like rain water harvesting, solar power generation, urban horticulture and rooftop gardening in the new capital city, he said.
“Hope in Amaravati we build an Indian model State capital laying emphasis on sun & rain harvesting, skilled employment and harmony with nature,” Prof. Swaminathan tweeted on Friday.
The ex Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research said that Amaravati should earmark a special section for a Science City and Technology Park that will harness confidence in future among youth.
In an official release by the Chennai-based M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Prof. Swaminathan said there was a vivid scope for designing Amaravati, with an obvious reference made to the nature- and people-friendly architectural design of Chandigarh which was introduced by French Architect Le Corbusier way back.