AP to expedite partnership summit projects

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Jan 30, 2013

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy today asked the Industries Department to expedite the implementation of projects signed up during CII-Partnership Summit 2012, with thrust on Central undertakings.

The progress of major Central public sector undertakings and their projects need to be accorded top priority, he told officials and wanted them to focus on each project and address their problems to help them execute their plans as per schedule.

An official of the Industries Department of a Joint Director level has been deployed as escort officer to monitor the progress of each project.

During a review meeting the Chief Minister held with various departments on the progress of the projects, the Industries Department officials said big chunk of the proposals were at various stages of progress.

The summit had received 243 proposals with a proposed investment of Rs 6,49,432 crore and an employment potential of 6,78,597.

The manufacturing industries topped the list with 115 proposals and potential investment of Rs 2,94,704 crore and an employment potential of 4,19,826.

The Industries Department said 10 projects have already gone into production, 11 projects are likely to commerce production by March 31. In addition, 37 projects are under implementation (land acquired/construction is under progress), 44 projects yet to start due to specific reasons, mining lease to be granted to 14 projects, and land to be alienated/acquired for 30 projects.

However, for 13 projects, there has not been much progress. These are being followed up.

The Mines and Geology Department was directed to expedite the mining leases and also speed up the land alienation proposals. It was directed that proposed mining lease should be linked with manufacturing.

The Finance Department was asked to release necessary funds to meet infrastructure requirements. It is proposed to invite the project proponents for follow up measures.

Published on January 30, 2013
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