Tanneries excluded from Krishnapatnam Leather Complex

The Andhra Pradesh state government has decided to remove leather tanning activity at the proposed Krishnapatnam International Leather Complex (KPILC) to put an end to pollution concerns of neighbouring villagers.

The project is coming up at Kothapatnam village in Kota mandal of Nellore district, in 532 acres at an investment of Rs 281 crore. The leather complex is expected to provide employment to 15,000 people. Government of India gave environment clearance in 2014 itself. Department of industrial policy and promotion cleared the project in 2016. But the project remained a non-starter due to unrelenting agitation by the residents of 10 surrounding villages.

Central government will provide Rs 125 crore grant/funding for the  project under the Mega Leather Cluster Scheme. KPILC would draw 10 million litres per day of water from the proposed 30 million litres per day (MLD) desalination plant.

Krishnapatnam Port to host 9th International Youth Sailing Competition of India

AP State level sailing championship was held today at Krishnapatnam Port, Nellore for the first time under the aegis of Navayuga Sailing Academy. State level sailors and some trained locals participated  in the competitions.

The Port is also playing host to Yachting Association of India (YAI) Senior and Youth National Championships from December 21 to 25 where as many as 500 sailors are expected to take part. Besides the port is also hosting International Youth Sailing Competition of India from December 27 to 31 in which 250 sailors from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Iran, Germany, UK and Hong Kong are taking part. In the first leg of the Asian Sailing Federation Youth Cup 2017-18, 150 sailors from across the world will be representing nine countries, including India.

Link: http://www.iiregatta.in/en/