Funds shortage slows Amaravati development
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy underlined that 2 crore per acre are required for developing lands in Amaravati
AP Government adviser Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy. (Photo: Facebook)
VIJAYAWADA: Government adviser Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy on Saturday maintained that no deadline can be given for the development of Amaravati as funds are the main constraint. He underlined that 2 crore per acre are required for developing lands in Amaravati.
Owing to the financial crunch, AP Chief Secretary has accordingly filed an affidavit in the AP High Court providing all details, Ramakrishna Reddy said.
He pointed to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s explanation that 1 lakh crore will be required for just providing basic amenities at Amaravati. If the government spends such an amount on Amaravati, what about the development of other areas in AP, he asked. He underlines that Amaravati will be developed depending on the resources available.
The government adviser said the new cabinet will be formed keeping in mind social justice. Selection of ministers will be the prerogative of the CM. He said all arrangements have been completed for formation of new districts. The final notification will be issued at any time.
Ramakrishna Reddy disclosed that 90 per cent of government offices in new districts will be constructed on government lands. All departments will function from buildings over a 15-acre complex, which will be completed by 2023, he said.