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175 MSMEs to come up in proposed industrial park at Veerapanenigudem: Collector, Krishna District, AP

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Vijayawada, May 16 (KNN) Referring to the proposed industrial park at Veerapanenigudem, a senior official from Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh has said as many as 175 Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises (MSMEs) would come up at this place.

The District Collector of Krishna District B. Lakshmikantham has said that the NRIs are coming forward to set up units there.

1000 acres of land at Mallevali had been handed over to investors, he added. Moreover, one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers Ashok Leyland plans to set up a bus plant here.

 “The company plans to invest Rs 250 crore initially in the unit which will be operational in next six months, generating over 2,500 skilled employment,” he said, according to a media report.

He added that some 1,000-odd units were expected to be established along Veerapanenigudem, Mallevalli and Gannavaram.

For this project, land has been identified and 234 acres have already been handed over to concerned departments.

He said that the Chief Minister is keen that the lands available along the outer ring road be put to use and the project be completed in 15 months.

With the help of funds sanctioned under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (MGNREGA), the village infrastructure project taken up by the Krishna district administration of Andhra Pradesh has been progressing at a rapid rate without any sort of hurdles and challenges.

“There are no hurdles and no dearth of funds thanks to NREGA. Last year also, Krishna district was the biggest beneficiary of the scheme with implementation of works worth Rs 400 crore,” said Lakshmikantham.

Detailing the ongoing project, he said that the entire village infrastructure project will be completed in a couple of months.

Highlighting the work in progress status, he mentioned that work are in progress for the Construction of CC roads in a stretch of around 600 km, 150 anganwadi buildings, 100 gram panchayat buildings, underground drainage system, avenue plantation along 1000km stretch, horticulture plantation in about 1,000 acres of land, desiltation of village tanks, check dams and construction of rain water harvesting structures.

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