Krishnapatnam Port region of Nellore emerging as edible oils hub

The Krishnapatnam Port region in the Nellore district is slowly emerging as a hub for edible oil refineries with eight firms setting up refineries at Pantapalem in Muthukur mandal, close to the port. Six more companies have expressed interest to set up their plants near the port.

The port has laid a pipeline to the area where the units are located, to unload crude palm oil directly from the ships. Proximity of the port to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and availability of land in the area has been attracting industrialists to set up their units in the region.

Gemini Edible Oils, Saraiwala Industries Pvt Ltd, Krishnapatnam Oil and Fats Pvt Ltd, Emami Biotech Pvt Ltd and South India Fats and Oils Pvt Ltd have started operations among eight units established already at Pantapalem. The other three units are expected to start operations this year.

Nellore boy scores 100 percentile in CAT

Sriram Prasad Pemmasani from Nellore bagged a 100 percentile in the CAT examination, the results of which were announced on Wednesday afternoon. A student of IIT-Ropar, Pemmasani is one among the nine candidates who secured the top score in the country.

22 year old Prasad is from Tummalatalupuru village in Saidapuram mandal of Nellore district. He studied in Gomathi English Medium School of Nellore. He is preparing for civil services examination to become an IAS officer.

President inaugurates new mission control room in SHAR, Nellore

Indian President Smt Pratibha Patil inaugurated the newly built mission control room at SHAR, Sriharikota, Nellore. The mission control room has facilities like state of the art mission control hall, multi-channel CCTV, realtime network, VIP gallery, video conferencing, mission executive room, commentator room, etc and is linked to other ISRO ground stations in India.

Future rocket launching missions like Chandrayaan-2 and GSLV Mark-3 will be controlled and monitored from this mission control room.