Indus Coffee’s second unit coming up in Naidupeta SEZ, Nellore district

Indus Coffee of Food Empire Holdings Ltd, Singapore is setting up another freeze dried coffee plant in Naidupeta multi-product SEZ  near Menakuru. The granulated coffee plant to be setup in 20 acres with an investment of Rs304 crore will create direct employment for 300 people and indirect employment for another 200 people.

Indus Coffee is already having an instant coffee plant in Mambattu SEZ near Sullurupeta that produces 10 types of instant coffee products.

Naidupeta SEZ, established in 2005, is home to 5 heavy and 15 small and medium industries.

Dodla Sunil Reddy of Dodla Dairy, Nellore

Dodla Sunil Reddy is the son of leading Nellore industrialist Dodla Sesha Reddy, founder chairman of Nelcast Ltd in Gudur. Nelcast manufactures a wide range of ductile iron and grey iron castings like cylinder blocks, housings, rear hubs, spring, shackle, brackets, and exhaust manifolds for the automotive industry.
Dodla family hails from Buchireddypalem, near Nellore. In fact Buchireddypalem is a settlement established by their ancestors in 18th century (Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchireddypalem).  Dodla family donated hundreds of acres of land for health and educational purposes and even built the first women’s college in Nellore.
After completing his industrial engineering degree from Manipal, Sunil Reddy tried his hand at various businesses including mushroom cultivation, mango exports and construction business. Taking a clue from his father-in-law MS Reddy, a dairy scientist, Sunil Reddy finally launched Dodla Dairy from Chennai in 1995. The company moved its headquarters to Hyderabad in 2006.
Dodla Dairy’s first factory in Nellore, on the banks of Pennar river, became operational in 1997. Dodla family’s goodwill came in handy to easily procure milk from Nellore villagers. The company now processes over a million litres of milk per day in 11 processing plants with the milk sourced from over 2 lakh farmers and 66 chilling stations in Andhra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The dairy employs about 1400 people and clocked sales of ₹1,600 crore last year. In the next five years, the company aims to boost sales to ₹2,500 crore and go for an IPO.
Besides milk, the dairy makes and sells milk products like curd, ghee, butter and paneer, not only in South India but also in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. It plans to enter into health drinks segment soon.
Sunil Reddy forayed into the African market in 2014, by acquiring Hillside Dairy and Agriculture Ltd, which owns a processing unit in Mbarara, Uganda. He also plans to enter Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the US in next 2-3 years.
Sunil Reddy established Global Vet Med Concepts, a company in private public partnership with the Government of AP and involved in the research of Dairy farming, Animal Nutrition and Animal Breeding.

APIIC vacant industrial lands, plots and sheds in Nellore district

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Vacant Properties Summary for NELLORE Zone Property Wise
Sl.No IP Name No. of Plots No. of Sheds Area(Sqm) Area(ACRS) Land Rate in Rupees per Sqm Remarks Purpose of Industrial Park Cost Fixation Proceedings reference
1 EPURU (UDL) 1 0 40309 09.96 511 Valid from:26-08-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/2018-19/06-08-2018
2 IP (Auto Nagar) Atmakur 1 0 35209 08.70 270 Valid from:04-02-2019 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/2018-19/31-01-2019
3 IP AKKAMPET (No Road) 1 0 17443 04.31 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
4 IP ATTIVARAM 51 0 562721 139.05 1285 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
5 IP Amancherla 1 0 475928 117.61 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
6 IP Ananthavaram 15 0 51794 12.80 1148 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM no.FW/cost/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
7 IP BALLAVOLU 1 0 842060 208.08 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
8 IP GRADDAGUNTA 1 0 196644 48.59 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
9 IP JATLAKONDURU 1 0 54433 13.45 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
10 IP KOTHAPATNAM 1 0 2172754 536.91 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
11 IP NAIDUPET 137 0 2129633 526.25 1478 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
12 IP NAIDUPETA UN-DEVELOPED LAND 2 0 364230 90.00 1478 Valid from:04-05-2016 to 31-03-2017 ORS GENERAL IOM NO: Fw/Cost/G1/Land cost/2016-17 Dt:04.05.2016
13 IP NAKKALAKALVA KANDRIGA 10 0 201910 49.89 834 Valid from:20-05-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/Cost/G1/Land Cost/2018-19/14-05-2018
14 IP PANTAPALEM 1 0 173900 42.97 553 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
15 IP PUDI BLOCK-B (UDL) 2 0 126510 31.26 1532 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL FW/COST/2018-19
16 IP Pudi (Expn.) 1 0 15217 03.76 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL
17 IP RAMDAS KANDRIGA 2 0 150913 37.29 351 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/cost/G1/Land cost/PF & IC 2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
18 IP SARVEPALLI 1 0 29867 07.38 490 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
19 IP THAMMINAPATNAM 3 0 4111227 1,015.93 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
20 IP VENKATAREDDYPALEM 1 0 304213 75.17 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
21 IP YERUR TANK 1 0 81952 20.25 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
22 2 0 7690 01.90 610 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
23 2 0 153948 38.04 555 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
24 IP_KRISHNAPATNAM 1 0 1743205 430.76 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
25 IP_MAMBATTU PHASE-I 4 0 30496 07.54 1076 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
26 IP_MAMBATTU PHASE-II 2 0 311862 77.06 975 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
27 IP_PYNAMPURAM 1 0 1266185 312.89 314 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
28 IP_TADA 34 0 85056 21.02 2986 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
29 IP_VENKATACHALAAM 1 0 700 00.17 2986 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
30 Kothapalli Koru Gunta UDL 4 0 257593 63.65 433 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
31 MSME Park Amancherla 336 0 108592 26.83 1480 Valid from:17-11-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/2018-19
32 MSME Park Kothapalli KoruGunta 213 0 73234 18.10 1182 Valid from:17-11-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/2018-19
33 MSME Park, Bodduvaripalem 227 0 80791 19.96 1491 Valid from:17-11-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/2018-19
34 SEZ NAIDUPETA 32 0 4491465 1,109.89 1478 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 SEZ LEASE IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
35 Textile Park Venkatagiri 1 0 202027 49.92 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL
36 UDL Amancherla 3 0 1168248 288.69 0 Price Yet to be Fixed ORS GENERAL IOM No.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN REV/2018-19
37 WOOD COMPLEX NELLORE 1 0 2054 00.51 7917 Valid from:01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019 ORS GENERAL IOM.NO.FW/COST/G1/LAND COST/GEN-REV/2018-19,DT.01-04-2018
1099 0 22122013 5,466.57

 

India’s first brood stock multiplication center launched in Nellore

BMR Group of Nellore has setup the India’s first brood stock (mother prawn) multiplication center in Nellore. This move could transform the aquaculture industry in India, the unit will produce pathogen free brood stock helping us achieve self-sustainability. Till date most aqua firms rely on imports for imports for disease-free brood stock.

BMR Group

BMR Group Chairman Beeda Mastan Rao, who first brought the L Vannamei prawn species to India, has setup the plant at Chennayapalem in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with Blue Genetics of France and Mexico.

Andhra Pradesh state accounts for 70% of India’s shrimp exports with an annual turnover of Rs24,000 crore. The brood stock center would further strengthen the state’s dominance in the sector.

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.

Dagadarthi location confirmed for Nellore Airport

The Andhra Pradesh cabinet gave its formal nod to Nellore airport at Dagadarthi, putting an end to all th confusion over the location of the airport. The ministry of civil aviation has already given the site clearance for developing the green field no-frills airport. The 368-crore airport to be deeloped by Messer Turbo Consortium will come up in 1,352 acres at Dagadarthi. The cabinet approved allotment of 110 acres in Nellore to Midhani for setting up an aluminum alloy plant.

The cabinet also gave its nod for the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Corridor Development Bill-2017 which will help in development, maintenance, planning and regularization of various nodes under Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor and Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor that pass through AP .

Tata Chemicals to setup a Rs400 crore prebiotics plant in Nellore district

Tata Chemicals Ltd is setting up a prebiotics plant to manufacture fructo-oligosaccharides and galacto-oligosaccharides powders classified as nutritional biotechnology products. The Rs 400 crore plant is coming up on a 40-acre site in the APIIC Industrial Park of Mambattu Village, Tada Mandal, Nellore district.

The plant is expected to be completed in two phases with first phase production likely to start in December 2018. When completed, it would provide direct employment to 150 people and indirect employment to 80 members. The company hopes to realize a turnover of ₹183 crore from the plant by 2021.

New location being mooted for Nellore airport project?

The proposed airport at Dagadarthi seem to have been shelved ostensibly due to high cost of lands in the region and not enough cooperation from owners of nearly 168 private lands to be acquired for the project.

There has been intense speculation that resulted in higher land prices at the airport project surroundings. This has made the task of district officials difficult to complete land acquisition and the government decided to take the extreme step.

You can take a look at the project history by clicking the link below:

https://centreforaviation.com/data/profiles/newairports/nellore-dagadarthi-airport

Another practical reason for a change in decision seems to be commercial non-viability of the airport project site, being away from the port and many industrial zones that are on the other side of Penna river in the Nellore-Gudur-Naidupeta region.

Consequently, the government machinery is said to be scouting for a new 1200 acre site some where near Krishnapatnam, Sarvepalli and Venkatachalam region.

 

 

NALCO and MIDHANI to setup an aluminium alloy plant in Nellore

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani) of Hyderabad is in the process of setting up an aluminium alloy plant in Nellore district. The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (APIIC) is said to have identified about 110 acre land near Bodduvaripalem, in Kodavalur mandal, 21 km from Nellore City. The plant will serve the aluminium alloy needs of defense and aerospace industry.

This will be the first defense manufacturing facility outside Hyderabad and the organisation is planning to invest between Rs 2,500-Rs.3,000 crore on the facility. The Midhani plant will be a joint venture with the public sector Navaratna company National Aluminium Company (Nalco).

The aluminium alloy plant will provide direct employment to 500 and indirect employment to several thousands.

 

Gamesa setting up a windmill facility in Kisan SEZ near Nellore

Global wind turbine major Gamesa is setting up a greenfield windmill blade manufacturing facility in IFFCO Kisan SEZ near Nellore ofAndhra Pradesh. Phase-I of the project involves an investment of Rs300 crore to manufacture blades for its G114-2.0 MW wind turbine model. The blade plant is expected to be commissioned in August.
This facility will be able to manufacture blades to support 300 MW per annum initially. It is expected to employ over 1,000 people. Gamesa already has facilities in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. It has a market share of about 29 per cent in India.