Andhra Pradesh

CII brings rival political parties on one platform

Focus on promotion of small and micro enterprises

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised an interactive session with leaders of political parties on industrial development with focus on promotion of entrepreneurship and small and micro enterprises, Make in India programme and skill development.

CII Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) chairman Vijay Naidu Galla delivered the welcome address and vice-chairman D. Ramakrishna gave the closing remarks.

BJP State general secretary V. Satya Murthy stressed the need for encouraging small and micro enterprises by giving various incentives like tax holidays and cited the industrial ecosystem in Singapore as an example.

L. Dinakar, official spokesperson of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), said his party has taken several measures for the industrial development of A.P. and that the conversion of a sizable number of investment proposals into execution bore testimony to the growth achieved by the State post-bifurcation.

Accelerating growth

Mr. Dinakar said that projects envisaged in the A.P. Reorganisation Act, like the industrial corridors and petrochemical complex, would help in accelerating growth and insisted that the backward districts should be given a special package.

YSR Congress Party’s Potluri Vara Prasad shared his perspective on the development of the State and assured that his party would provide last mile infrastructure connectivity which was crucial for development.

Jalli Wilson of the CPI spoke about the importance of harmonious relations between employers and employees for the growth of the industrial sector.

CPI (M) State secretariat member M.V.S. Sarma said Special Category Status (SCS) would have helped the State in augmenting infrastructure as well as in the overall development of A.P.

Congress leader G. Gangadhar said his party was committed to granting SCS and improving the efficiency of banks.

Jana Sena Party leader V. Ravi said his party would focus on tapping the potential of human and natural resources for the development of industries.

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