Amaravati: Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani has expressed readiness to invest in education, health and agriculture sectors in Andhra Pradesh. He made his intentions known when he met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Secretariat at Velagapudi in Amaravati on Tuesday.
He also favoured setting up of a mobile phone manufacturing unit with 10 lakh per month capacity in Tirupati. This was in response to the request of Chandrababu Naidu and IT Minister Nara Lokesh for a Jio mobile manufacturing unit in the state.
Naidu designated a senior official to ensure that land is allotted for setting up the facility. After inspecting the Real Time Governance Centre at the Secretariat, Ambani showered praises on the Chief Minister.
He said: “You are ahead of us. No country has thought this kind of a facility. You have done it. You made the virtual into a reality”. Taking a trip down memory lane, Ambani said that Chandrababu Naidu had explained the importance of fibre grid in future to his father in the past. Ambani praised the Chief Minister for establishing a pro- active government.
He said that data plays key role as it became world order and asked the CM to scale up data by preserving it. Appealing to the CM to encourage innovators, Ambani said that everyone is an innovator. “Software should be open source for innovation,” he said. Ambani said ease of living, caring for people and ease of merit should be encouraged for ushering in a happy society.
The state government rolled out a red carpet for Ambani as he arrived in Amaravati. After landing at Gannavaram airport, he flew to the Secretariat at Velagapudi. Nara Lokesh was among those who welcomed Ambani at the airport. He was provided high security.
When he reached the Real Time Governance centre, CM offered a chair beside him. The President of India too was honoured in a similar way when he visited the RTG recently. Later, AP State Planning Board vice-chairman C Kutumba Rao, revealed Ambani’s plans to invest in mobile phone company in Tirupati.
The CMO said that Ambani was thrilled watching the operations at the RTG centre. Naidu himself explained to Ambani how he could see what is happening in a remote village and how he could even communicate with anyone in the state. Ambani is understood to have pointed out that he had not seen facility like the RTG anywhere in the world.