Vice President calls for concerted efforts for Nellore development
Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to the political leaders to participate in development process of the city irrespective of all political affiliations He, along with Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana, inaugurated NTR Necklace Road in the city here on Wednesday evening
• He formally inaugurates Necklace Road and other projects in city
Nellore: Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to the political leaders to participate in development process of the city irrespective of all political affiliations. He, along with Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana, inaugurated NTR Necklace Road in the city here on Wednesday evening.
Addressing the gathering, Vice President said that industrialists and city population from other sectors have discussed earlier about development of Nellore during ‘Nellore Next’ debate. Political leaders and district administration have implemented the plan of ‘Nellore Next’ in an excellent manner to develop the city, appreciated Venkaiah Naidu.
‘I am feeling very happy for excellent development which has taken place in the city. My daughter Deepa Venkat had formed ‘Nellore Next’ for a holistic development of the city. I have sanctioned funds during my regime as Union Minister. Rs.1,100 Cr were sanctioned from HUDCO for Under Ground Drainage and Water works in the city,’ said Venkaiah Naidu.
Vice President listed tens of projects that have been sanctioned by the Centre till now. He said National Institute of Ocean Technology with Rs.250 Cr, National Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (NITTM) with Rs.35 Cr, NCERT at Chowtapalem with Rs.250 Cr, Kamadhenu Project at Chintaladevi village in Kondapuram mandal with Rs.25 Cr.
He also said Rs.150 Cr have been sanctioned under AMRUT scheme for various development activities in the district. He said Common Facility Centre for goldsmiths, Training Centre for Physically challenged persons with Rs.25 Cr, Textile Park at Venkatagiri, Rs.1,360 Cr for Sagaramala Project including Krishnapatnam-Obulavaripalli project, Skill Development Centre at Saraswathi Nagar in venkatachalam with Rs.5 Cr, Sports Complex at Mogallapalem, 10 Tourism Projects with Rs.54 Cr under Swadeshi Darshan programme; 20,681 houses for the poor under Housing For All scheme for the district were amongst them, explained the Vice President.
Venkaiah Naidu said that 11.30 lakh houses were sanctioned to Andhra Pradesh state when 75 lakh house have been allocated to the entire country. Central government had allocated additional funds for Nadikudi-Srikalahasti railway line, Passport Seva Kendra in the city, and school building for Kendriya Vidyalaya at Kavali.
Krishnapatnam Port is also included in the Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor to provide employment, he added. Venkaiah Naidu also said that there is a responsibility on district administration and also politicos to monitor and complete the development activities.
Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said that Venkaiah Naidu had sanctioned funds from AMRUT scheme and also from the Ministry of Urban Development during his re-gime. ‘We have completed almost development activities that were discussed as part of Nel-lore Next programme. We have completed the works of 20 parks in the city. We have also speeded up the works for rest of the parks in the city,” said Minister Narayana.
City Mayor Sk Abdul Aziz said that Deepa Venkat, daughter of Venkaiah Naidu, has started ‘Nellore Next’ programme three years ago. She had organized a meeting with local industrial-ists and also famous personalities from Nellore and discussed about development of Nellore.
BJP leaders P Vishnukumar Raju, Dr Kamineni Srinivas, Nuda Chairman K Srinivasulu Reddy and others were present.