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CM lays stone, launches projects worth Rs 3,008 cr

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PNS | Vijayawada

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually launched three projects and laid foundation stones for another nine, from his Camp Office here Wednesday. The projects are worth Rs 3,008 crore and have an employment potential of over 91,000.

The officials signed an MoU with 3F oil farm company in his presence for setting up an oil palm unit with an investment of Rs 250 crore at Ayyavaram in East Godavari district. It will provide employment to 1,500 persons and will be beneficial for the farmers cultivating oil palm on 25,000 hectares.

Addressing the representatives of various companies on the occasion, the Chief Minister assured full cooperation to the industrialists in setting up industries in the State. He said the official machinery was happy to handhold the industrialists in transforming into reality the MoUs signed at the GI

S in Visakhapatnam in March and added that 7,000 persons would get employment from these units.

“We are always with you, ready to support you in your endeavours. Please note that we are just a phone call away to solve any issue that you face in launching your units in the State,” he assured the representatives of various industries, who participated in the programme. The Chief Minister appreciated the Collectors of 14 districts for extending necessary cooperation in record time to the industrialists, who had come forward to set up the industries.

He hoped that the new industries would be inaugurated within the next six months to one-and-a-half years contributing to the economic development of the surrounding areas and providing 70 per cent of the jobs to the local people.

Industrial and food processing units

The Chief Minister launched the Rs 800-crore Greenlam South Group’s industrial unit at Naidupeta in Tirupati district and the Rs 325-crore coco butter and chocolates unit of 42,000 metric tons capacity set up by DP Chocolates in Sri City, which have provided employment to 1,050 and 250 persons, respectively.

He also inaugurated the Rs 4-crore Banana Processing Cluster of the AP Food Processing Society at Brahmanapalli near Pulivendula in YSR district, which will benefit 700 farmers initially.

He laid foundation stones for the Rs 544-crore bio-ethanol unit of Eco Steel India at Jajarakallu in Anantapur district, Rs 250-crore Everest Steel Building unit at Madakasira, Rs 125-crore United Industries Auto Plastic unit at Gudupalli in Sri Satya Sai district, Rs 225-crore Sarvani Bio Fuels unit at Buddhavanipalem in Bapatla district, Rs. 200-crore bio-pesticides unit of the NACL Multichem at Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district and the Rs. 200-crore Ravali Spinners unit at Khandavalli in East Godavari district.

These units will provide direct employment to 3,250 persons.

The Chief Minister also laid foundation stone for the instant chutneys and powders unit to be established at Maddi in Visakhapatnam district by Orill Foods with an investment of Rs 50 crore, which is expected to provide employment to 175 persons and benefit 1,000 farmers, for the Araku coffee manufacturing unit to be set up at Kodavatipudi in Anakapalli district with an investment of Rs. 20 crore that would provide employment to 200 persons and benefit 1,000 farmers and also for 13 millet processing units to be set up with an investment of Rs. 65 crore.

The millet processing units will come up at Palakonda, Parvatipuram, Chintapalli, Bhimili, Rajanagaram, Rampachodavaram, Sullurupeta, Pileru, Jammalamadugu, Adoni, Nandyala and Kadiri.

Agriculture Minister K. Govardhan Reddy, IT and Industries Minister G Amarnath, Women and Child Welfare Minister KV Ushasri Charan, APIIC Chairman M Govind Reddy and VC & MD Praveen Kumar, Chief Secretary Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Marketing and Food Processing Principal Secretary Chiranjeevi Choudary, Industry and Commerce Secretary Yuvaraj, representatives of various companies and senior officials were among those present.

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