Andhra Pradesh

Land for setting up steel plant in Kadapa identified

Officials inspecting the site at M. Kambaladinne village where stone will be laid for the steel plant.

Officials inspecting the site at M. Kambaladinne village where stone will be laid for the steel plant.   | Photo Credit: SpecialArrangement

CM to perform ‘bhumi puja’ at M. Kambaladinne on December 27

M. Kambaladinne village of Mylavaram mandal in the district, which falls under the Jammalamadugu revenue division, has been chosen for laying the foundation stone for the Rayalaseema steel plant.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will perform the ceremonial ‘bhumi puja’ there on December 27.

B. Sridhar, Secretary of Mines and Geology, who is also Chairman of A.P. Mines Development Corporation (APMDC), on Thursday made a visit to the rocky terrain near the village with vice-chairman Ch. Venkaiah Chowdary and Collector Ch. Hari Kiran in tow.

A whopping 3,147 acres of land has been earmarked for the ambitious project, which is considered a boon to the backward Rayalaseema region.

The officials inspected the site for installing the pylon, performing the ‘bhumi puja’ and the venue of the public meeting to be addressed by the Chief Minister.

Mr. Hari Kiran directed the engineering officials to ready the land on a war-footing as the deadline was fast approaching.

Joint Collector P. Koteswara Rao, RDO Naganna, Assistant Director (Mines and Geology) Chandra Mouli, and Superintending Engineer (Panchayat Raj) Subba Reddy accompanied the team.

Groundnut farmers’ plight

Mr. Hari Kiran later visited Gundlakunta village of Peddamudiyam mandal to inspect the dried-up groundnut crop, and appealed to the farmers to get their crops insured under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana for getting claim against future losses.

With 18,400 hectares under cultivation, Peddamudiyam has the dubious distinction of being the concentrated groundnut hub in the district, where a chunk of the crop is withering. He reminded the farmers that December 15 was the last date for enrolling themselves under the scheme.

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