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How Naidu Cheated With Mega Projects?

How Naidu Cheated With Mega Projects?

When Amaravathi was announced as capital city for Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu gave several sops to various regions in the state to suppress the disgruntled voices from Rayalaseema and Uttarandhra.

On the floor of the assembly, he listed out various developmental projects that would be coming up in each district and promised that development would not be centralized at one place in the new state unlike in the united AP.

To spurt growth in all districts, he announced mega projects. Four and half years later, they have remained on paper. Inclusive growth and all-round development still is a pipedream.

Of the various projects he had announced in the assembly, not even 10 percent have been materialized so far. 

​District-Wise Sops in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: Mega City, International Airport, Industrial Corridor, Metro Rail, IIM, Mega IT Hub, Electronic Production Centre, Innovation & Incubation Hub, Food Park, Exhibition & Convention Centre and Railway Zone.

Vizianagaram: Green Field Airport, New Industrial City, Completion of Thotapalli reservoir within 1 year, Food Park, Tribal University, Hardware Park, Port, Music Academy and Medical College.

Srikakulam: New Industrial City, Port in Bhavanapadu, Development of Kalingapatnam Port, New Airport, Smart City, Food Park, Construction of projects on Vamsadara-Naagavali, Open University, Electronic, Hardware Park.

East Godavari: Petroleum University, Port, Electronic Hardware Park, VIIC Corridor, Visakha Chennai Industrial Corridor, Telugu University, Rajahmundry and Kakinada as Smart Cities, Food Park, Tourism, SNG Terminal, Aqua Culture and Processing Unit, Rajahmundry as IT Hub.

West Godavari: National Institute of Technology, Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts, Narsapur Port, Thadepalligudem Airport, Ceramic Industry, Palm Oil Industry, Kolleru as Tourist spot, Polavaram Project, Drip Irrigation, Aqua Culture and Processing Unit.

Guntur: Agriculture University, Food Park, Textile Park, AIIMS, Spices Park, Tourism Circuit, Airport, VGTM Metro Rail Project.

Prakasam: Donakonda as Industrial City, Food Park, Airport near Ongole, University of Mines and Minerals Scineces in Ongole, National Investment and Manufacturing Zone in Kanigiri ,Ramayyapatanam Port, Velugonda Project is top priority, Ongole as Smart City, Aqua culture and processing units. 

Nellore: Auto Mobile Hub, Airport, Smart City, Pesticides Industry, Marine Institute, Pulicat lake as Tourist Spot, Visakha-Chennai Industrial corridor, BCIC, Durgarajapatnam Port development.

Chittoor: Mega City, International Airport in Tirupathi, Airport in Kuppam, NIMZ in Arpedu, IIT, Apollo Health Centre, Horticulture Zone, Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Mega Food Park, Metro Rail, IT Hub.

Kadapa: Steel Plant, Cement Industry, Mineral Industry, Industrial Smart City, Kadapa Airport, Food Park, Urdu University, Solar Power, Wind Power, Garment Cluster.

Kurnool: Hyderabad-Bangalore Industrial Corridor, Cement Hub in Koyilakuntla, Textile Clusture, IIIT, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Food Park, Superspeciality Hospital, Tourism Circuit, Solar & Wind Power, Life Stock Research and Poly-technique Centre, Seed Production Centre, Railway Wagan Centre, Mining School.  

Anantapur: 100 Percent Drip Irrigation, Central University, New Industrial City, Smart City, Hindupur in BCIC, Textile Park, Food Park, Electronics & Hardware Clusture, Solar & Wind Power, Iskon Project in Penukonda, Bharat Electronics Limited, Puttapathi as Religious Centre, Completion of Handrineva Project.​

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