Bhogapuram IT Park on 90 acres among decisions cleared by Andhra Pradesh Cabinet

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet cleared a slew of SIPB proposals aimed at establishing several heavy industries in the state.

BySNV Sudhir

Published Feb 09, 2023 | 12:58 PMUpdatedFeb 09, 2023 | 3:25 PM

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The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday, 8 February, cleared a slew of proposals put forward by the State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB).

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, at the secretariat, also approved the calendar of welfare schemes for February and March, beginning with YSR Kalyanamastu on 10 February.

Also cleared were the disbursal of funds in the coming months to beneficiaries of welfare schemes like Jagananna Vidya Deevena and Jagananna Vasati Deevena for students, input subsidy for farmers, YSR Law Nestam for junior lawyers, YSR Asara for women groups, and EBC Nestam for women aged between 45 and 60 years.

The proposals of the Andhra Pradesh SIPB cleared by the Cabinet included the setting up of a state-of-the-art IT Park at Bhogapuram in an area of 90 acres.

The other proposals included an ethanol unit at Mallavalli Park in Krishna district by Avisa Foods and Fuels at an investment of ₹498.84 crore.

The unit is expected to produce 500 kilolitres of ethanol daily and would provide employment to 3,300 persons directly and indirectly. The work is proposed to begin by June and is expected to be completed in one year.

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Andhra Paper Mills to be expanded

Andhra Paper Mills at Kadiyam will go for an expansion at an investment of ₹3,400 crore. The expansion would be completed by 2025 and would provide direct employment to 2,100 persons.

NTPC would set up New Energy Park at Pudimadaka in the Anakapalli district to produce products such as Green Hydrogen, Green Ammonia, Green Methanol, and Hydrogen at a total investment of ₹1,10,000 crore in two phases, with each phase receiving an investment of ₹55,000 crore.

The first and second phases of the park, with employment potential of 30,000 and 31,000 persons, respectively, would be completed by 2027 and 2032.

Electro Steel Casting Ltd would set up two factories at Sri Kalahasti and Punganur to manufacture Ferro Alloys and DI pipes at an investment of ₹1,087 crore providing direct employment to 2,350 persons.

Out of this, ₹915.43 crore would be invested at Sri Kalahasti and construction of both factories would be completed by December 2023.

Private factories to come up

The Accord Group would set up a factory at Ramayapatnam at an investment of ₹10,000 crore to make special minerals including copper cathode, copper rod, sulfuric acid, and selenium. This will provide direct employment to 2,500 persons and work on the factory will begin in May 2023 and be completed by June 2025.

JSW Aluminium Ltd, which has withdrawn its proposal to set up an aluminium factory in the backdrop of the YSRCP government banning bauxite mining in the state, proposed to set up an MSME Park in the 985 acres which it had already acquired.

Ecoren Energy India Pvt Ltd would set up wind and solar power projects with 1,000 MW capacity each in Anantapuram, Sri Satyasai, Nandyala, and Kurnool districts in four phases at an investment of ₹10,500 crore.

These power units, scheduled to be completed by March 2027, will provide employment to 2,000 persons.

Vizag Tech Park Ltd would establish a 100 MW Data Centre at Kapuluppada in three years with an investment of ₹7,210 crore by setting up a 10 MW capacity unit in the first phase.

This will provide direct employment to 14,825 persons and indirect employment to 5,625 persons. This is in addition to the 200 MW data park which is already coming up.

Wing Tech Mobile Communications India Pvt Ltd would set up a unit at Tirupati to manufacture semiconductors and optical modules with an investment of ₹1,489.23 crore which will provide employment to 15000 persons.

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Other cabinet decisions

Briefing media, Minister for Information and Public Relations and Backward Classes Welfare Chelluboyina Srinivasa Venugopala Krishna said that the Cabinet has also given the green signal for the establishment of a National Law University on a 50-acre campus at Kurnool, the second of its kind in the country.

He said the Cabinet has also decided to establish the Andhra Pradesh Medical Services Recruitment Board for filling vacancies in state, zonal and district-level posts in the Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department — excluding the posts under the purview of APPSC — and upgrade the 50-bed Community Health Centre at Nandigama in NTR district to a 100-bed area hospital at a cost of ₹34.48 crore.

For strengthening the rural health system and providing uninterrupted services of the Family Doctor Programme, the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet meeting also decided to create 10 additional posts of district coordinators in Dr YSR Aarogyasri Health Care Trust and also sanction 1,610 posts in different categories to staff the new PHCs and co-located PHCs.

Changes in revenue divisions 

Proposals for creating a new Tadepalligudem Revenue Division, transferring Ganapavaram Mandal from Eluru Revenue Division to Bhimavaram Revenue Division in West Godavari district, transferring Nellimarla mandal from Cheepurupalli Revenue Division to Vizianagaram Revenue Division, and Bollapally mandal from Gurajala Revenue Division to Narsaraopet Revenue Division, Palnadu district were also approved.

For changing the mandal Headquarter of Veerullapadu Mandal from Veerullapadu village to Jujjuru Village, NTR district and for splitting 6 district headquarters mandals into rural and urban mandals viz Vizianagaram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Ongole, Nandyal, Ananthapuram and Chittoor were also approved.

The Cabinet also approved the draft bill for making an act to constitute Andhra Pradesh Para Veterinary and Allied Council Act -2023 as a regulatory body for registration, controlling and managing Polytechnic Institutions, imparting training to Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fishery diploma holders besides sanctioning 105 additional posts in Andhra Pradesh Special Protection Force (APSPF).

The Cabinet okayed the proposal for restructuring the IT division of the TTD by creating 34 new posts in different categories and also for creating 12 posts in TTD’s Sculpture Department.