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Dagadarthi airport will be ready in 14 months

Dagadarthi airport will be ready in 14 months
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Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday laid foundation stone for Greenfield Airport at Dagadarthi, which is a game changer for development of the district He also said that the region would develop with improved infrastructure facilities

Nellore: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday laid foundation stone for Greenfield Airport at Dagadarthi, which is a game changer for development of the district. He also said that the region would develop with improved infrastructure facilities.

With the coming up of Ramayapatnam Port and also Nellore International airport, exports and imports will increase creating employment to youth, Naidu said.

‘We have fixed a target for completing the construction of the airport. It would be completed within 12 to 14 months. We have also asked the district administration to hand over land to Airport authorities within one month. Industrialists and others would be benefitted with the air cargo services coming up at the Airport,’ said the Chief Minister.

Krishnapatnam Port in the region is one of the fastest growing ports in the country with huge exports and imports, he added. Chandrababu Naidu explained that Nellore-Tirupati-Chennai triangular industrial corridor would witness rapid development with the presence of many industries in the region.

Meanwhile, taking part in Janmabhoomi-Maavooru programme at Bogole in Nellore district, Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy said that the State government would soon deposit Rs 8,000 crore into the farmers’ accounts towards loan waiver in the 4th and 5th installments.

He pointed out that the waiver support was only Rs 1 lakh to each farmer in TS. The Minister said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had insured lives of 2.7 crore people in the State whereas the number was only 40 lakh in TS.

Somireddy wondered why YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan remained silent on the funds to be sanctioned to the State by the Centre.

“Why the Opposition YSR Congress and Jana Sena had not questioned about funds required for the development of the State. Even YSRCP Chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy had not dared to comment against Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

An Experts’ Committee led by Jayaprakash Narayan had pointed out that the Centre should provide support to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore to AP, the Minister recalled. He said the State had achieved 10.5 per cent growth rate despite facing financial constraints.

The Minister pointed out that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had adopted Juvvaladinne, birth place of Amarajeevi Potti Sriramulu, and taken up an action plan to develop the village at a cost of Rs 110 crore.

Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said that the Chief Minister was according equal priority to welfare, industries and agriculture sectors in the State to achieve holistic development.

Naidu had introduced many welfare schemes to increase standard of life of the poor, said the Minister. “In all, 62 per cent of people rely on agriculture sector in the State and 68 per cent in Nellore district. The Chief Minister has taken up irrigation projects on a war-footing in the State to provide water for agriculture purpose,” he explained.

CRDA member and former MLA Beeda Masthan Rao pointed out that Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had allocated Rs 3,096 crore for development of Kavali constituency.

He said that the area of cultivation has been increased under Kavali ayacut from 45,000 acres to 1 lakh acres with modernisation of works. He also said that Kavali municipality was upgraded as grade -1 and funds were allocated from AMRUT scheme for execution of development works.

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