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AP on fast-track despite Centre’s hurdles: Chandrababu Naidu

AP on fast-track despite Centre’s hurdles: Chandrababu Naidu
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Andhra Pradesh, the Sunrise state, with top ranking for the ease of doing business is on the fasttrack growth despite the hurdles placed by the Centre, said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh, the Sunrise state, with top ranking for the ease of doing business is on the fast-track growth despite the hurdles placed by the Centre, said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Replying to the motion of thanks to Governor ESL Narasimhan’s address to the Assembly, the Chief Minister on Wednesday said, “We stand for vision-oriented goals. The government would provide houses for all by 2022. The state is all set to create another record by inaugurating nearly four lakh houses on February 9.” “

Andhra Pradesh is poised to become knowledge and industrial hub with rapid growth being achieved in industrial, agriculture and service sectors during the last four-and-a- half years of the TDP rule,” said Naidu. Stating that developed nations across the world are depending on the service sector, the Chief Minister said that Andhra Pradesh government is also giving priority to the service sector by increasing infrastructure facilities and human resources.

Listing out the achievements made by the government and welfare schemes being implemented, the CM said the state ranked at top position for the last two years in the ease of doing business in the country and would continue to compete with other countries in the future.

“The focus in this direction would be creation of wealth to keep people happy,” he said. Stating that the pro-industrial policies of AP is attracting reputed international companies to set up shop in the state, Naidu said that 30 per cent of the mobile phones being produced in India are made in Andhra Pradesh.

“Creating jobs to the youth is the top priority of the government,” he asserted. Andhra Pradesh had earned a very bad image about the industries during the Congress regime in united Andhra Pradesh, but now due to the efforts of the TDP government, the image has improved for the good and investors were looking towards the state, he stated.

Referring to human resources development, Chandrababu Naidu said the government would spend Rs 29,000 crore to create knowledge economy and generate employment. Infrastructure facilities and service sector will be developed for the economic development of the state, he said.

Referring to Polavaram, the CM said 65 per cent works are completed and the government is working with the objective of completing the rest by the end of 2019. Linking of five rivers Krishna, Godavari, Penna Vamsadhara and Nagavali is very important and would resolve the water problem in the state for ever, he said.

Chandrababu Naidu further said the government spent more than Rs 62,000 crore for irrigation projects and Krishna water was taken to Chittoor districts with the vision and proper planning.

He assured the people of Andhra Pradesh that welfare scheme will be continued so that the people can live happily. He said the state government is developing airports and seaports with the objective of transforming the state as logistics hub and added that AP stood second in India in sea cargo activities.

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