VIJAYAWADA: Principal secretary of the Department of Industries J S Venkateswara Prasad has said that the government is making efforts to create world-class infrastructural facilities in AP to encourage setting up of new industries. “We want to follow the Chinese model of creating infrastructural facilities first and then set up new industries,” he said.
Speaking at an interactive session by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on the occasion of the launch of ‘Make In India’ campaign here Thursday, he pointed out that in spite of its limitations, the government was making all efforts to support industries and attract new industries.
“After bifurcation, major share of revenue has gone to the smaller state of Telangana, leaving AP in financial problems. In spite of funds crunch, the government is committed to creating a world-class infrastructure facilities in AP in the next three to five years and lending all support to industries. We are taking the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the purpose,” he added.
Venkateswara Prasad said that the single window system was being revamped. The draft of the new single window policy was already prepared and it would be introduced in the next Assembly session. Efforts were also being made to grant permissions to green category of industries without even approaching the APPCB.
Fifteen escort officers were being trained in Gujarat to cater to the needs of the new entrepreneurs approaching AP to set up new industries. Besides being trained in soft skills, they would be equipped with all the knowledge needed to guide industrialists, the bureaucrat added.