Long pending project in Nellore district, which was demanded by the industry and trade bodies for better connectivity to bigger city is finally in to action. The demand has increased due to the presence of the Krishnapatnam port.
Land acquisition process for the greenfield airport at Damavaram Village of Dagadarthi mandam will be completed by the end of March.
Dagadarthi, which is nearly 30 km from Nellore and close to Chennai Kolkota national highway has been selected for developing the airport. More than 1,390 acres of land have been sanctioned for the same.
Joint Collector Md.Imtiaz said that they have convened a meeting of officials of the concerned departments. There will also be a meeting next month with land owners and local farmers.
Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), the Pune based Indian multinational has announced that it will invest Rs 1,200 crore to set up an integrated auto component hub in Nellore.
At the inaugural session of the 22nd CII Partnership the chairman Baba Kalyani announced that it has signed two MoUs with the Andhra Pradesh government. While one MoU is for an integrated auto hub, the other is for a multi-modal manufacturing unit.
The company will set up auto component plant in Nellore district and the second MoU is for a defense, aerospace manufacturing park which it proposes to develop in Anantapur district.
According to Kalyani, there is not a car in the country that does not have parts manufactured by our company. AP is leveraging assets like energy, manpower and ports, so the company will invest in the manufacturing sector and set up an integrated automated facility at Nellore which can employ 3,000 odd people. Company has finalized the land for the projects and are confident enough that in the next few weeks it will start the work.
AP government is to organize two day Flamingo festival at Pulicat lake. Government has made many arrangements for the event to attract the attention of tourists.
Government has released Rs 1 crore for the festival as a state event. Boating facility at BVPalem point of the lake has also been arranged by the officials with the help of local fishermen. To attract tourists sports, cultural programes and dance shows have been organized for the festival.
Municipal Administration Minister P.Narayana said that all attracts are being made to attract tourists in the district as its surroundings have huge potential in terms of nature and has many beaches. He also pointed out that the country like Singapore is equipped with world class infrastructure which attracts the tourist and due to which the Singapore government earns annual revenue of Rs. 2 lakh crore.
District collector M.Janaki said that to attract the tourists they have campaigned to bring focus on the bird festival and the event has been highlighted through posters at shopping malls in Nellore, Chennai and many other places.
State government has sanctioned underground drainage project at a cost of Rs. 508 crore to Nellore which would taken up with the financial assistance from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and Nellore Municipal Corporation (NMC) has to bear Rs 60 crore for the project.
This project is very important to the city , which was affected very badly due the floods recently. This project has been aimed to ensure proper removal of sewage and domestic water in the city at various places, and also for improving water flow in Sarvepalli canal which is in a bad shape with garbage obstructing the flow of water.
State government has approached the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that provides loan at 0.5 percent interest as HUDCO interest rate would be around 14percent. The Municipal Administration have decided to take the HUCO loan. Municipal department have decided to clear the HUDCO loan as soon as JICA grants the loan.
Union Minister of Urban Development, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation for Composite Regional Centre for Mental Health and Rehabilitation at Nellore. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot was also present.
The state of the art Composite Regional Centre (CRC) at Venkatachalam, Nellore will be under the administrative control of National Institute of the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad – under administrative control of National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD),Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India.
CRC-Nellore will take up training programmes which will have short term and long term programmes and also service activities which would include early intervention and detection, educational services, vocational training, employment and provision of mobility aids and appliances devices, and rehabilitation of senior citizens with disabilities.
Public meeting was held at VRC grounds Nellore were Chief Minister, Mr.N.Chandrababu Naidu has provided aids and appliances to 248 pre-identified beneficiaries with aids for the disabled persons provided by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO). ALIMCO is the largest manufacturer of aids and appliances for disabled persons in entire South Asia.
According to Aviation secretary, the Union government granted has given its go-ahead for the development of green field airport in Nellore under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The RFPs for bids to construction could be issued in few weeks. A green field airport is a new airport which is constructed on an undeveloped site.
The union government has also granted site clearance for the construction of airport at Bhogapuram near Visakhapatnam. Government has also sanctioned no-frills airport at Kurnool to be built as per the PPP model.