Boost to industries in Andhra Pradesh

State government to develop three industrial corridors

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh government is finalising plans to evolve new policies for industrial sector, said state industries department principal secretary J.S.V. Prasad.

Participating in an interactive session with local industrialists and also launching of “Make in India” publicity campaign here on Thursday, Mr Prasad said that several consultancies were preparing the policies after interacting with local industrialists. The government was focussing on introducing liberal policies, he added.

As part of encouraging the industries, the government would promote industries under the Visakhapatnam-Chennai industrial corridor and Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Machilipatnam corridor, he said and added that Krishnapatnam, Hindupuram and Chittoor would be listed under the second phase.

The government was planning to introduce bullet train from Howrah to Chennai and it would develop the connectivity in AP state and industrial growth would also be possible. The journey time would come down and rapid changes would be registered in the region, he added. He said that former prime minister Manmohan Singh also stressed to take steps for industrial growth with global outlook.

Mr Prasad said that nearly Rs 6,000 crore worth aqua products have been exported from Bhimavaram town in West Godavari district only.

The government would encourage exports, he said and added that already Srikakulam, Guntur and Visakhapatnam districts were identified for increasing aqua exports. Similarly, the Kakinada zone would be developed as an electronic zone, he added.

He said that the government has plans to encourage the food industries. The government’s aim was to develop the industries without any pollution, he added. Andhra Pradesh CII chapter chairman Chitturi Suresh Rayudu was also present.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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