16 food processing units will be started in north Andhra Pradesh: Minister

To help the ferro-alloy units, the government released Rs 272 crore last year and another Rs 290 crore this year, sources said.

Published: 19th May 2017 05:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2017 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

Industries Minister N Amarnath Reddy visits Brandix factory in Vizag | Express

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: Industries minister N Amarnath Reddy said that the government was determined to provide job opportunities to all the unemployed youth in a big way. It was thinking seriously of establishing one ‘MSME (Micro- Small and Medium Enterprises) Park’ in each constituency of the state soon. Besides, food processing units would be established in a big way to help the farmers. 

As part of his district tour, the minister visited the Atchutapuram Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC), Laurus Labs and APIIC one stop service centre  for industries on Thursday. He visited various sections of the BIAC and interacted with the officials and workers.

He enquired about the wages and other facilities provided by the company and ordered the Brondix officials to take immediate action to solve the workers’ problems. The minister also participated in an interactive meeting organized by the CII at a city hotel. 

On the occasion, he said that the government was giving priority to the industrialisation which provides job opportunities. There are still 59 MoUs worth Rs 93,000 crore related to the North Andhra region which were signed in the last two partner summits.   

In the north Andhra region, a total of 16 food processing units will be started on trial basis soon. To help the ferro-alloy units, the government released Rs 272 crore last year and another Rs 290 crore this year.

To re-open the sugar factories in Chittoor district and at Tummapala in Visakhapatnam district, a ministerial team will take a decision soon, the minister said. He  also directed the officials to make arrangements for the de-notification of 2,236 acres of the first phase allotted vacant/sick units land along with 1,280 acres of second phase lands as soon as possible. 

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