Andhra Pradesh

Prakasam will see rapid growth: Sidda

District named after Tanguturi turns 50

As Prakasam district formed by bringing together the most backward parts of Guntur, Nellore and Kurnool districts turned 50, the Telugu Desam Party government outlined the concerted efforts being made by the State to put it on the path of rapid growth.

Along with MLCs Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, Karnam Balaram Krishnamurthy and others, Environment Minister Sidda Raghava Rao paid floral tributes to statesman Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu here. Thanks to its proximity to the State capital region and a slew of industrial and irrigation projects in the pipeline, the district was sure to shed backwardness tag in the near future once the big ticket projects were grounded, Mr. Raghava Rao said.

Close on the heels of the Asia Pulp and Paper signing a memorandum of understanding for a 5 million tonne pulp, paper and board plant, the Jindal Steel and Power company had come forward to develop two berths at a cost of ₹1,000 crore at Ramayapatnam and also lay a ₹2,500 crore iron ore slurry pipeline from here to its steel plant in Karnataka to tap overseas market, he said.

Employment generation

The days when the youth had to migrate to far away cities and towns would be a thing of past when the port-led development would usher in, hoped a group of youth – G.Praveen, G.Pawan Kalyan, S.Narendra, M.Jwala Narasimham and G.Siddaiah – who created a sand sculpture on the picturesque Pakala beach, near Singarayakonda.

Ongole district was formed this day in 1970 and later renamed in 1972 after Prakasam Pantulu, the first premier of Madras Presidency and the Chief Minister of the first linguistic State of Andhra formed in 1953 before the formation of Andhra Pradesh in 1956 with Hyderabad as capital.

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