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Mallavalli set to be AP’s major industrial hub


Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to make the Mallavalli area of Bapulapadu mandal in Krishna district as the State’s major industrial hub. Starting with the mega food park, the abundant land available in the area would help the State to turn it into a major industrial hub, close to the capital, Amaravati city.

Minister for Major industries, food processing and public enterprises, N Amarnadh Reddy, who inspected the progress of works for the mega food park that is set to come up in the first phase, expressed confidence that the area would be a special attraction for the global investments. He said the availability of the Chennai-Kolkata national highway, the Gannavaram airport and the access to the Machilipatnam port would all be additional advantages for the area to be developed into a global investment destination.

The Minister further informed that the automobile major Ashok Leyland had shown interest to have its investments at Mallavalli and the talks were in progress. The Minister said that the government would consider all applications for investment in Mallavalli and even give clearances at the earliest. He further claimed that Mallavalli would be greater than the Jeedimetla and Balanagar of Hyderabad. He said that the government was holding consultations with the industrialists and investors giving them priorities to invest in Mallavalli.

The Minister asked the officials to speed up the roads, drains and electricity works for the 57 acres of food park area on priority. This would follow similar arrangements for other investors in the vicinity, he asserted.

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Some good news for Kurnool , at last


Some good news, though belated, for Kunool district, finally. Vhief minister Chandrababu Naidu has decided to buy peace with Kurnool distinct. This afternoon, at 1.20 he is going to unveil a pylon at Pudicherla for the proposed Orvakal Industrial Hub. Later, at 2.15 he is going to address a public meeting in Kurnool town, a 30-minute ride from Orvakal village.
This move is politically very important for Naidu at a time, when unrest is brewing in Rayalaseema region, for two reasons.

One- Kurnool district has been unhappy with Naidu and even generated a lot of bad blood between deputy chief minister K E Krishnamurthy and the CM. KE is upset, Kurnool district doesn’t figure prominently in the CM’s scheme of things. Many a time, in public meetings, KE openly expressed this. Even though
Kurnool, popular as Doab, means, like Punjab, region of two rivers, Tungabhadra and Handri, has not got any major institution from the ones CM announced in the past 14 months. Entire Rayalaseema has got reduced to Chittoor, which grabbed all national institutes. Naidu, purported explanation for this, KE could not win more than two seats in 2014 elections, that means he doesn’t want to give much to the district where his party was not a force. This has not gone down well with the people. The discrimination against Kurnool dampened the TDP cadre also in the district.

Two- Rayalaseema region is revolting on the matter of ‘special status’. The sentiment ‘Rayalaseema’ is gaining ground. Intelectuals in the region, are highlighting the culture and historicity of the region to acquire a separate identity. Giving short change to the region, which is struggling to coalesce cultural region with identity will deleterious to the interests of Naidu and his party. In spite of the fact that Rayalaseema is strong-hold of Opposition, Naidu needs to walk an extra mile to win over the people there.

Inauguration of pylon, which can be dubbed as eye-wash, is right step in right direction. Because the small pillar will convey to the people at least the intent of Naidu that he is not ignoring the region after promising sky. See what Naidu promised to Orvakal –

1. 5,000 acres have been set apart for 1,000 mw solar project,
2. 3,000 acres for DRDL,
3. 1,000 acres for Nuclear Fuel Complex and
4. 16,000 acres for industrial units.
5. St Gobains, leading glass manufacturer wants to set up a unit at Orvakal
6. Japanese company proposed Solar Components manufacturing unit.
7. Gujarat Ambuja gave its letter of intent to set up starch unit with maize.
8. A mango processing unit with a capacity to handle 40,000 tonnes
9. A green field airport

In Kurnool district

1.A Textile Park on 100 acres at Banavasi
2. A cement plant with a capacity of 40 million tonnes
3. Railway Midlife Coach Factory near Kurnool.
4. A IIIT and Urdu University from next academic year.
5. Tungabhadra Institute of Medical Sciences at Kurnool

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