A ‘world category city’ in a making: All we need to know about Amaravati, Andhra’s new capital

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid a substructure mill of Andhra Pradesh’s collateral city Amaravati during a encampment in Guntur district, in a mega eventuality for that a state supervision done elaborate arrangements.

Here are all a contribution we need to know about a development:

The function

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu. IBNLiveAndhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu. IBNLive

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu. IBNLive

Around 5 lakh people attended a duty during Uddandarayunipalem encampment on a banks of stream Krishna. After behaving a ‘shila nyas‘ for a collateral city — about 40 kms from Vijayawada, a blurb collateral of Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering.

With Union apportion M Venkaiah Naidu providing a Telugu translation, Modi spoke of civic development being a need of a hour, and exhorted his open to perspective this as an eventuality and not a problem. The common critique of a preceding UPA supervision during a Centre was followed by difference of support and congratulation for Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for all his work.

Among a dignitaries in assemblage were Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, Assam and Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Acharya, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao — who particularly buried a hatchet with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart — Central ministers Nirmala Sitaraman, YS Chowdary and Bandaru Dattatreya. Ministers and delegations from Singapore and Japan also attended a event. More than 8,000 military crew were deployed as partial of confidence arrangements for a grand event.

Why Amaravati?

Amaravati, is situated in Guntur district, was once a chair of energy of Satavahana rulers. Apart from a chronological and informative importance, a city is also mainly located. A news in The Indian Express records that it is “easily permitted from north and south, coastal districts and a Rayalaseema region”.

The plan

Chief apportion Naidu has betrothed that it will be a world-class and ‘people’s capital’. The city will be widespread over 54,000 acres and in 10 years will have a state secretariat, high justice and legislative assembly, among other things. Singapore supervision agencies have prepared a master skeleton for a three-layered collateral — seed capital, collateral city and collateral region. While a Centre would yield supports for construction of legislature buildings as per a Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, a state supervision has skeleton to set adult hubs of sports, party and in other fields to foster mercantile activity, an central recover pronounced earlier. According to IANS, Telugu Association of North America (TANA), a oldest and a largest organisation of Telugu people outward a Telugu states, is also lifting supports for a growth of a city by a ‘My Brick – My Amaravati’ campaign. It will accept donations from all non-resident Telugus who are meddlesome in contributing. Interested open can unite ‘bricks’ with any territory during Rs 10.

As per a call given by Naidu, dirt and H2O from 16,000 villages in a state and distinguished traveller centres in a nation have been brought to a collateral segment to be used in a construction of a collateral city. The thought is to foster a clarity of belongingness among a people.

Land acquisition

The biggest and indicate of a whole devise is a new intrigue devised to acquire a compulsory land. According to a news in a CNBC-TV18, of a sum compulsory 54,000 acres, a supervision owns about 21,000 acres. Over 23,000 farmers in 29 villages possess a balance. The supervision has used a singular land pooling intrigue to overcome problems of appropriation this land. According to The Indian Express, a supervision has bought 31,000 acres from 18,000 farmers. The farmers are to get Rs 50,000 per hactare per year for 10 years and also 1,250 sq yards of residential space and 200 sq yards of blurb space in Amaravati for each hactare they gave up. The CNBC-TV18 news estimates that a land merger in a normal track would “have cost a AP supervision some-more than Rs 7500 crore and have taken several years”.


Yes, there is antithesis to a plan. Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is a partner in BJP-led NDA supervision during a Centre, is underneath glow from a antithesis for unwell to get a special standing notwithstanding a guarantee done by Modi during check campaign. According to a news in Deccan Chronicle, a leaders of a Congress and YSR Congress won’t be attending a duty today. Meanwhile, CPM has termed a origination of Amaravati a fraud in a creation as a government’s devise to emanate immature zones will meant undue advantage to usually a business village who is prepared to deposit in a collateral city. More importantly, a territory of residents in Rayalaseema, a back region, feel they have been given a short-shrift by a “unilateral decision” to set adult a state collateral during Amaravati. According to this Times of India report, a program veteran has even launched an online debate opposite Amaravati with a website ‘We Are Against Amaravati’.

With inputs from agencies