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Andhra Pradesh CM rolls out red carpet to Franklin Templeton

The global investment firm sets sights on Vizag Franklin Templeton has plans to launch its operations in Visakhapatnam in case the State government provides land facing the seashore. Franklin Templeton President and COO Jennifer Johnson informed this to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who called on her in California on Tuesday. She also enquired about the availability of high-end talent in AP, telecom carrier capacity, broadband connectivity and cloud infrastructure, etc. Mr. Naidu assured her that the State government would provide land, water and power etc. to start a campus. The government was providing fiber connectivity to every house. To provide Internet services to the remotest villages, the government was working with Google X. An ecosystem was being developed in Visakhapatnam for Fintech, data analytics and processing, he said. As far as manpower was concerned, Mr. Naidu said Franklin Templeton need not have any apprehensions. Out of every four IT professi

Naidu lays foundation for VEM Aerocity in West Godavari district

20 more small units will come up in the vicinity, he says Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday laid foundation stone for the construction of the defence spare parts manufacturing company, VEM Aerocity, at Vatluru in Pedapadu mandal in West Godavari district. He went round the photo exhibition arranged by the VEM company executives and interacted with the students. A Skill Development Centre had been proposed in the company to provide training for the youth. Job generation Addressing a meeting later, Mr. Naidu said the government had sanctioned 350 acres for the project, which could generate about 7,500 jobs once the construction of the company was completed. The Government of India listed the VEM Aerocity under A-Category and 20 more small units would come up in the vicinity, he said. Stressing that the government was giving priority for setting up industries and industrial corridors, the Chief Minister said jobs cannot be created without industries and

Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in Nellore (India) with a new factory

The factory will produce blades for the G114-2.0 MW class S turbine, tailor-designed for the Indian market Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh Kymal, Gamesa's CEO in India, and José Antonio Cortajarena, Gamesa's Chief Corporate and General Secretary, presided the inauguration ceremony  Gamesa today inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country's fastest-growing wind power producing regions. Construction of this manufacturing facility, one of the company's largest in India, is framed by Gamesa's growth plans, which contemplate capex of more than €100 million through 2017 to reinforce its manufacturing presence in this market. The inauguration ceremony was presided by Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Ramesh Kymal, CEO of India, José Antonio Cortajarena, Chief Corporate and General Secretary, Iñaki Murgiondo, Industrial Managing Director

Andhra Pradesh: Construction on BEL's advanced night vision facility to begin

BENGALURU: State owned Bharat Electronics announced on Saturday that it will be setting up an advanced night vision products facility in Krishna District in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The factory, which will be a major step in advanced electronic products production in India will be set up at Nimmaluru village near Machilipatnam and will be the largest such facility in the country once commissioned, covering an area of over 50 acres. According to BEL, the new facility will be built in several stages with an estimated investment of about `300 crore over a four-year period. “The new facility has been planned now to establish a state-of-the-art factory to cater to the futuristic requirements for Night Vision Products,” BEL CMD S K Sharma said in the BEL statement. adding that the public Sector undertaking’s venture is a significant step forward in building up indigenous development capacities of critical defence systems. “BEL is coming up with a modern Defence System

Making Amaravati a reality

To realize his audacious goals, perhaps Chandrababu Naidu will need three to four terms in office to ensure Amaravati becomes his vision of ‘world-class’ city Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has been clever with his choice of location. To minimize risk, the ‘capital region’ is strategically located between two major urban agglomerations—Vijaywada and Guntur. Photo: Reuters The development of Amaravati on a greenfield site of 217 square kilometres is by far the most audacious project undertaken by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. His previous goals pale in comparison to this one. City-building, as global and Indian experiences suggest, is a feat in itself. Why? Because globally, most economically vibrant cities have developed organically. Building cities inorganically entails significant risk in thinking through and developing the human capital, infrastructural, financial and administrative dimensions, all of which are interrelated. In effect i

Investing in cities ahead of demand, says Naidu

Keen on developing cities by design,not demand Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to invest in the cities in anticipation of future requirements and give them freedom to raise substantial investment resources by monetising their land assets. The Chief Minister said the Government was exploring opportunities with companies across the world to find partners to develop state of the art urban solutions. “Andhra Pradesh does not want to under invest in its cities,” he averred. The Chief Minister was addressing the participants of the World Economic Forum meeting in Tianjin in China on Monday. He elaborated the State Government’s efforts to build a world-class city in Amaravati which had historical background and said “we are keen on developing cities by design not on demand”. Accordingly, the Government was striving to invest in network of the cities — integrating the smaller towns around the core region. It had taken adequat

Chandrababu Naidu meets Sri Lankan minister in China

On the first day of his four-day trip to China, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today held a meeting with Sri Lankan minister Malik Samara Vikrama in Tianjin city and discussed the possibility of the two governments working together for tourism promotion.  Delighted to have explained about #Amaravati to Sri Lanka's Minister Malik Samarawickrama. #ChinaTrip — N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) June 26, 2016 Chandrababu Naidu reached Tianjin this afternoon via Hong Kong along with a 12-member delegation to promote the state. A communication from his office here said the Sri Lankan minister enquired the Chief Minister on the progress made in building the state's new capital Amaravati.  "The Sri Lankan minister conveyed his Prime Minister's greetings to the Chief Minister. He also invited Chandrababu to visit Sri Lanka. Both the governments have agreed to work together for promotion of tourism," the co

Ajay, Kajol to be the face of AP Tourism

Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn and his wife Kajol will be the brand ambassadors of Andhra Pradesh Tourism. The Bollywood couple will be the face of the Andhra Pradesh tourism sector, identified as the growth engine by the Chandrababu Naidu government. Mr. Naidu has been making all-out efforts to woo investors from across the globe to the fledgling State which is in the process of building a new capital Amaravati. Mr. Devgan, who was in the city on Tuesday to inaugurate the logo of an entertainment company, called on Mr. Naidu and deliberated on a range of issues besides volunteering to be the face of AP tourism. “Both Ajay Devgn and Kajol are Padma awardees and have earned good reputation in the film industry. Promotion of tourism by the celebrity couple will give the much-needed boost to the sector in the State. Mr. Devgn, incidentally, came to the city along with half a dozen investors,” said K. Lakshminarayana, Chief Consultant and Director of Andhra Pradesh Project

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister tour to Davos – Day 3

CM invites Wipro to be active partner in e-pragati During the meeting with Wipro Chairman AzimPremji, the Chief Minister invited Wipro to become an active partner in e-pragati, in efforts to make Andhra Pradesh a digitally-progressive state. He said: “I wish to make e-pragatia model for the entire country. Our state's egovernance solutions will expedite development process and empower people with the use of technology in building a brighter, vibrant and a Digital Andhra Pradesh.” AzimPremji, who came along with his son RishabPremji, enquired about other digital initiatives in Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister explained about the fibre connectivity and e-pragati. He has also explained the state government’s flagship Smart Andhra Pradesh programme. CM invites Philips to energy efficiently light up Amaravati  During a meeting with Ronald de Jong, Board member of Philips, the Chief Minister asked them to come with proposals to energy efficiently light up Amaravati and

Andhra Pradesh ropes in Dentsu for branding capital city

Accelerating the process of building world-class new capital city at Amaravati, the Andhra Pradesh government has roped in Japanese advertising firm Dentsu as the brand building consultant, which ranked number five among the biggest agencies in the world by various rating agencies, Apart from brand building, it will also take care of the communication aspect, Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) commissioner N Srikanth, said claiming that Dentsu will be a part of the capital project for a period of two years and that it already has an Indian presence in the form of Dentsu, India. Appointing specific consultant for brand building for cities is relatively new in India and moreover, Amaravati is the Greenfield capital and jobs & investments are important, for which, the brand building partner will play a pivotal role. With the smart cities scheme on roll, slowly and indirectly branding exercise for cities is catching up. Apart from Surbana and Jurong from Singapore preparin

One Man's Plan to Build Singapore in India

It's not often a country or a state decides to found a new capital. But it's happening in southern India. Andhra Pradesh has laid the foundations for Amaravati, which the government intends to be a "smart" city to rival Singapore, Hong Kong among other great cities. Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin looks at how the ambitious project is allowing the local people to dream.  (Source: Bloomberg)

3D view of Amaravati helps farmers see the road ahead

The design will be on display for public till November 7. The 3D design clearly locates as to which facility or project comes within which limits of the villages. A team of officials from Singapore who are associated with urban planning and the Amaravati City Master Plan-2050 have left an indelible mark among farmers. The experts from Singapore have prepared a 3D design of the Amaravati capital region, including the Seed Development Master Plan, which was kept on display at the foundation ceremony venue. It will remain open till November 7. “The farmers who parted with their lands for India’s first planned river-front city are spending most of their time here, identifying land marks,” said N. Durga Prasad, a senior official. The 3D design clearly locates as to which facility or project comes within which limits of the villages. The design also presents a clear picture on the areas where the Assembly, Secretariat, Ministries, State Gallery, Canal parks and other faci

Dredging harbour works may begin in six months

Rs. 1,800-cr. harbour proposed at Antarvedi to cater tothe maintenance needs of dredgers from entire South Asia. On the dais of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the capital city Amaravati last week, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had announced that the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) would soon to set up a Dredging Harbour at Antarvedi in East Godavari district. Three weeks before this announcement, a group of senior officials from the DCI inspected the proposed site at Antarvedi along with the local officials and elected representatives. With the officials expressing willingness to allocate 200 acres of government land for the project, decks seems to be cleared for the construction of the dredging harbour, the first of its kind in the country and third in the world. In all likelihood, works pertaining to the project will be commenced within six months from now. The Rs. 1,800-crore dredging harbour-cum-training centre can take care of the maintenance part

Many throng Amaravati pavilion

The Amaravati City Master Plan 2050 is all about the dreamy Amaravati, the first planned waterfront city in India. Nearly 10,000 visitors from across Andhra Pradesh have thronged the Amaravati pavilion in four days after it was kept open for public here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to visit the pavilion, where the Department of Museum and Archaeology has put on display details of the dynasties that have a connection with Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh. The pavilion, which has turned into a prime attraction, comprises four galleries — Amaravati; A reflection of glorious dynasties, Present Amaravati, Amaravati Sculptures in Museums and Amaravati city master plan 2050. “Most of the replicas of Buddhist motifs and have been brought from the State Museum at Amaravati in Guntur district. The visitors are turning the place into a selfie-zone”, said Museums and Archaeology Department official N. Durga Prasad. Mr. Prasad takes care of the

Modi: Will carry out Andhra rejig Act in full

Lays foundation stone for new capital of Andhra Pradesh Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  on Thursday accused the Congress of creating tension between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by "spreading poison" and stirring up the youth. He assured Andhra Pradesh the Centre would fully implement the state re-organisation Act. "The previous government (of the Congress) was in a hurry to gain political advantage and divided Andhra Pradesh, annoying the Telugu-speaking people," Modi said. Laying the foundation stone for Andhra Pradesh's new capital  Amaravati  at Uddandarayunipalem village in Guntur district, Modi said his government would see that the state became the human resources capital of India. "Our government has allotted central institutions like Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, to improve human resources in Andhra Pradesh. The start-up programme


వేలయు లేని యంబునిధి వేగమునన్‌ జనునాంధర సైన్య జం   ఘాలత మందగించె క్షణకాలము మాత్రమ యాంధ్రవిశ్వవి   ద్యాలయ మిచ్చు స్వాగతము నందుటకై యమరావతీపురిన్‌   బాలకవుల్‌ పఠించు జయపద్యములన్‌ విని మెచ్చుకొంటకున్‌   ధాన్యకటక దుర్గము నుంచి దండయాత్రికుడై గౌతమీపుత్ర శాతకర్ణి బయలువెడలినప్పుడు, కూతవేటు దూరంలోనే ఉన్న అమరావతీ పట్టణంలో ఆంధ్రవిశ్వవిద్యాలయ బాలకవులు స్వాగతపూర్వకంగా చెప్పే జయపద్యాలను వినడానికి సేనల వేగం కొద్దిగా మందగించిందట. కవిసమ్రాట్‌ విశ్వనాథ సత్యనారాయణ ఆంధ్రప్రశస్తిలోని ఆణిముత్యం ఈ పద్యం. నాసిక్‌ దగ్గర ఏదో గుహలో దొరికిన శాసనం వల్ల శాతవాహనులకు ఒక దశలో రాజధానిగా ధాన్యకటకం (ధరణికోట) ఉన్నదని తెలిసింది. దానితో జాతీయోద్యమ కాలంలోనూ, ఆంధ్రోద్యమ కాలంలోనూ తెలుగువారి ఘనకీర్తి గొప్ప స్ఫూర్తిదాయకమైంది. దాదాపు రెండువేల సంవత్సరాల తరువాత తిరిగి తెలుగువారి ఒక రాజధానిగా అదే ప్రాంతం నేడు ఆవిష్కృతం కానున్నది. నూతన రాజధాని అమరావతి పరిధిలో పాత అమరావతి గ్రామం లేకపోయి ఉండవచ్చు. శాతవాహనుల రాజధాని అమరావతి కాక, దానికి సుమారు కిలోమీటరు దూరంలోని ధరణి కోట అయి ఉండవచ్చు. కానీ, ఆ ప్రాంతం అంతా కలగలసిపోయి ఒక చారిత్రక ఆ