33,700 acres of land has been pooled with voluntary contribution from 27,519 farmers. The master plan for the Capital City under CRDA has been notified and the master plan for Government complex has been prepared by Foster and partners. Around Rs. 24,000 crores of infrastructure work like roads, power, water, drainage, etc. are under execution. To start economic activities in the capital region, leading health and educational institutions like VIT, SRM, Amrita, AIIMS, NID and many other central and State Government Institutions have been offered land and some of them have already started operation. For the development of startup area within the seed capital, Singapore Consortium M/s Ascendas and Sembcorp have been selected through Swiss Challenge and they will commence the work during 2018 onwards. The designs for the Iconic buildings of High Court, Legislative Assembly, Secretariat and HoDs have been finalized and tenders for Secretariat and HoDs have already been invited. Government housing for 3,840 employees is under construction. 60,000 plots have been allotted to the farmers as part of the land pooling scheme in 22 out of 24 villages and necessary infrastructure for the same is also being developed.
Andhra Pradesh is ranked No. 1 in the country on ease of doing business as per the 2016 assessment of states conducted by DIPP and World Bank. Single Desk Portal is helping industries to obtain more than 58 regulatory clearances required to set-up and operate the business in 21 days. Through SDP, over 30,841 approvals have been provided to set up industry within the State. The Single Desk Portal has been rated as a best practice by Government of India and World Bank in 2016. Since June 2014, Government released Rs 3,061.01 crores of industrial incentives against 16,792 claims. Since June 2014, APIIC has allotted land to 1,750 industries covering the land extent of 13,341 acres. 29,020 MSME units have been established with an investment of Rs 13,000 crores, providing employment to 3.36 lakh persons.
An exclusive Corporation for MSMEs is being set-up under, as a non-profitable organization, which will act as a one-stop agency for all MSME operations. MSME Parks with plug-and-play facilities planned in 175 assembly constituencies in a phased manner. The Government is implementing two large industrial corridor projects: Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) and Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC). 863 projects are in advanced stage of implementation with committed investment of Rs 4.11 lakh crores and committed employment of 8.35.1 lakhs. Kia Motors, Apollo Tyres, Hero Motors, Ashok Leyland, Asian Paints, Tata chemicals, Grasim chemicals, Walmart, Arvind Mills, Isuzu motors, Foxconn, Pepsico, Cadbury, Gamesa, Kellogs, Dr Reddys, Shahi exports, Berger paints etc. are the major industries established after 2014.
Fibre Grid Project
Under the AP Fibre Grid Project, 23,800 KM of fibre has been laid over electric poles with an investment of Rs.320 crores. The objective of AP Fibernet is to provide free internet connection up to 15 Mbps, 3 telephones and TV with minimum 200 channels at a cost of Rs.149 per month to domestic households. So far around 2.5 lakh, connections have been provided to households and 3,759 government offices have been connected under AP Fibernet. Other programmes like Virtual classrooms, Surveillance CCTV Cameras, Drones, Free Space Optical Communication, have also been taken up. Around 20,000 CCTV Cameras have been installed for Law and Order purpose and other purposes.
Roads & Buildings
The State Highways length in the state is 13,816 Km, out of which Four lane roads are 281 Km and Two-lane roads are 6,263 Km. During the last Four years, 120 Km have been widened to 4 lanes, and 166 Km have been widened to 2 lanes with paved shoulders and 29 bridges have been completed.
Andhra Pradesh ranks number three in the country for awarding the most number of projects in National Highways. The total length of National Highways in the State is 6,401 Km, out of which Four lane roads are 2,071 Km, and Two lanes with paved shoulders are 1010 Km. All National Highways will be developed to Two lanes with Paved shoulders and above Standards by the year 2019-20. Almost 450 Km. of roads were sanctioned and awarded for widening to Two lanes / Four lanes during 2017-18.
Infrastructure & Investment
Civil Aviation (Airports)
As the passenger traffic in AP airports has grown from 1.1 million in 2014-15 to 4.1 million in 2017-18 registering an increase of 55% per annum, the existing airports of Vijayawada, Tirupati and Rajahmundry have been expanded and new terminal buildings have been constructed. International status has been accorded to both Tirupati and Vijayawada Airports. 3 new Airports have been taken up at Kurnool (Orvakal), Nellore (Dagadarthi) and Bhogapuram (Vizianagaram). Letter of award has been given for Nellore Airport at Dagadarthi and foundation stone for the Airport is planned to be laid in June 2018. All the clearances have been obtained for Bhogapuram International Airport near Visakhapatnam and 90% of land acquisition has been completed. It is planned to introduce flights for connectivity between Puttaparthi to Vijayawada and Nagarjunasagar to Vijayawada.
The state has 6 functional Ports. The cargo handled in these ports during 2017-18 has touched 150 million tons showing a growth of 15% on a year on year basis. Government have taken up 3 new ports at Bhavanapadu, Machilipatnam and Kakinada SEZ. Letter of award has been issued to the developer for development of Bhavanapadu Port in Srikakulam and the Concession Agreement for the same will be signed soon. Land acquisition is being expedited for Machilipatnam Port and the works on the Port are expected to commence before the end of 2018. Planned multi-model logistic parks are being set up at Visakhapatnam, Krishnapatnam and Kakinada in association with M/s CONCOR, a Government of India undertaking. Works on National Waterway 4 have been taken up so as to transport goods on river Krishna.
Swacha Andhra Mission
All 12,854 Gram Panchayats across the 13 Districts are declared as ODF and initiated steps for ODF+ by December 2018. Approved for an amount of Rs. 1915.74 Crs to take up SLWM activities and Rs. 343.36 CR for construction of Community 110 ULBs are declared as ODF on 2nd October 2016 by constructing 2, 22,133 IHHTs with an expenditure of Rs.316.53 CR At present 71.03 Lakh HH’s are having access to sanitation facility with 100% of coverage in rural areas. An amount of is Rs. 4619.48 CR Expenditure incurred to construct 36.85 Lakh IHHLs. 844 CTs are completed with 8,473 seats with an expenditure of Rs. 82.32 CR. School toilets repairs are taken up in 2,084 locations incurring an expenditure of Rs. 20.31 CR Vijayawada has been awarded for “Best Cleanest City” underpopulation category of more than 10.00 Lakh. Tirupati has been awarded for “Best City in Solid Waste Management” under the population category of 1.00 to 3.00 Lakh
Rural Water Supply
Proposals prepared for Rs.22, 000.00 Cr to take up drinking water supply projects under bank Loans and hybrid annuity mode to solve drinking water problem permanently. To take up the above project Rs. 6330 Cr Bank Loan and Rs.9400 Cr. Hybrid annuity mode will be tied up in the first phase. Proposed to construct 1466 schemes in three years covering 47324 Habitations so as to supply 70 lpcd of drinking water with 100% house service connections. DPRs preparation is in progress.
Urban Water Supply
More than 135 LPCD water 22 ULBs, between 70 to 135 LPCD water in 78 ULBs and Less than 70 LPCD water are being supplied. Water is being supplied twice in a day in 26 ULBs, Once in a day in 76 ULBs and Once in 2 days in 8 ULBs in the Urban areas. 4581 Tanker trips are going on as on May 2018 to supply drinking water to the Public. 68 projects with an estimated cost of Rs. 4567 crores are under progress for generation of 631.78 MLD additional water.