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Pawan Kalyan excellent speech on Divis Pharma issue

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan today visited East Godavari district to express his Solidarity to the people impacted Divis pharma company’s pollution. Unlike other politicians who lambast ruling parties for whatever they do irrespective of the merits and demerits, Pawan Kalyan explained very clearly why this pharma company , establishing at this place will be a curse to the future generations. The way he explained social impact assessment of this pharma company demonstrates his maturity as a politician. Details as below.

Pawan Kalyan started his speech saying he’s not against YSRCP or Divis pharma Company, but he added that , Jana Sena party has one of the core principles about protecting the environment. He explained how air pollution during styrene gas incident and water pollution at Eluru caused deaths of several people in the state. He also added that such air pollution and water pollution will impact both poor and rich alike and it is high time that we save people from such pollution and ensure the past mistakes won’t repeat in future.

Pawan Kalyan also reminded the people about two things. Firstly he reminded people about how vehemently Jagan Reddy opposed this company being established at this place when he was the opposition leader. After reminding that , he asked Jagan Reddy to keep the promise he has made earlier as opposition leader. Secondly, he reminded people that social impact assessment for this company is being done by Ramky group, who are also the strong supporters of ysrcp party. He challenged the group that did social impact whether they can take the responsibility of the consequences of the pollution in these villages.

Pawan Kalyan also ensured that he doesn’t go in the way of communists who are completely against industrialisation. That is the reason he repeatedly emphasised that he’s not against industrialisation but he’s definitely against the consequences caused because of the pollution and loss of jobs due to pollution. He raised another valid point that even though Divis pharma is able to provide around 15 thousand jobs, there are already 1.5 lakh people depending on hatcheries and aqua industries in this area and their livelihood will be severely impacted because of the pollution caused by this pharma industry.

Overall, Pawan speech on this issue is well calculated, matured and backed with the data. At the same time Pawan talking about Jagan’s previous speeches on the subject is a master stroke. We need to wait and see how YSRCP will react to Pawan Kalyan’s speech.

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Contain Divi’s pollutants from seeping into ground: AP minister


Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Wednesday instructed pollution control board officials to come up with a mechanism to ensure industrial refuse and discarded chemicals from the Divi plant in East Godavari district do not seep into the ground.

“Do an in-depth study on Divi’s and other industries’ pollution,” said Reddy, even as he directed that the establishment of the pharmaceutical plant should not adversely affect the local hatcheries.

The Industries Minister, who held a virtual conference with Divi’s management and senior officials from various departments as well as local MLA Datisetty Raja, directed officials to submit a report on the possible pollution from Divi’s plant and other industries and how to contain that in the first week of February.

Raja informed the minister that the locals are infuriated with Divi’s, to which Reddy said their anxieties should be taken into account to resolve the stalemate as any delay would not bode well for the pharmaceutical industry.

He also directed Divi’s officials to make sure that all the arrested protesters are released, even as the officials assured that cases will be withdrawn in light of most of them being released already.

In December, more than 36 locals protesting the construction of Divi’s pharmaceutical plant in Kona forest of East Godavari district were arrested.

Divi’s is planning to set up Unit III in the district, tapping internal accruals to fund the facility’s construction which was planned to commence operations within 12 to 18 months in the first phase of the project.

The company has planned to invest Rs 1,500 crore in the facility.

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Seven Mega Industries to Provide 35,000 Jobs in AP


Andhra Pradesh is planning  a Global Investor Summit during October 12-14, 2015, on the eve of Hudhud anniversary. The devastating Hudhud struck port city Vizag and other parts of north coastal Andhra causing huge property loss  last October. The damage has strengthened the determination of the state to make the long coastline cyclone proof. The summit, apart from discussing the resilience of Andhra Pradesh in coping with the cyclones, will also discuss the investment opportunities available in the state. The issue figured prominently in the monthly meeting state investment promotion board chaired by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The meeting reviewed proposal to set up seven mega project with an investment of Rs 2003 crore. These industries, if set up, would provide  employment opportunities for 35,000 to 40,000 people. The seven mega projects are Mohan Spintex (Krishna District) Indian Designs (textile & garmenting project, Hindupur), Divis Laboratories (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients project, Kakinada), Vayhan Coffee (Premium instant coffee plant, Vizag), Jain Irrigation (Mega Food Park, Kurnool), Greentech Industries (auto-components unit) and NHK Springs India (ancillary auto-components unit of iSuzu Motors India, Chittoor district).



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