‘Top priority to make industries boom in Chittoor’

District collector P.S. Pradyumna said that as many as 1978 new industrial units would be coming up in the district in 2018-19, with an estimated investment of ₹940 crores, promising employment for about 13,000 people.

Addressing a meeting of entrepreneurs here, the Collector said that they should come forward to set more and more units, guided by new ideas and harness new technologies to usher in optimal levels of employment generation.

"It is a very positive sign that Chittoor district has proved itself to be one of the most congenial platforms for industrial development. During the last four years (2014-18), ₹9974 crore had been invested to set up 2391 units, leading to creation of about 75,000 jobs," he said.

The official said that under a single-desk portal, as many as 285 applications of entrepreneurs for new units were cleared in one go. One-and-half-acres of land was allocated to set up a leather manufacturing industry at GD Nellore near Chittoor.

"Through ‘Stand up India’ scheme, 696 units were created. Out of 668 applications from SC/ST candidates, 529 were cleared, providing financial assistance to the tune of ₹26 crore. New units would be coming up in a couple of months and MoUs worth ₹115 crore were signed," he said.

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