VIJAYAWADA: The AP Non-Resident Telugu Society (APNRTS), who had already set up 32 Information Technology (IT) companies in the State and provided employment to 3,090 persons, is going to set up 21 more IT companies in AP soon.The new companies will create employment to 3,390 persons.
Apart from setting up the IT companies, the APNRTS also played a crucial role behind the decision of Hyderabad-based 75 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to set up their units in Veerapanenigudem of Krishna district soon.After being informed about establishment of IT companies by the APNRTS executive council, which called on Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at his camp office here on Saturday, the CM directed the officials to allocate the required office space for the APNRTS for setting up IT companies.
Approving the design of APNRTS iconic building to come up in Amaravati, the Chief Minister urged the APNRT Society to encourage the non-resident Andhras in taking part in the State development and welfare programmes. On the occasion, the Chief Minister also congratulated 107 members of the APNRT Society, who spent `9 crore for development of smart villages.
The APNRTS iconic building to come up in the shape of English letter A, will have a digital globe at the center.
While the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) allocated 4.6 acres of land for the building, the APNRTS felt that 10 acres of land is required for the building and sought the Chief Minister to allocate the remaining land, for which the latter assured to consider.Describing Lord Venkateswara Swamy and Kuchipudi dance as the asset of Telugus, Naidu suggested the APNRTS to construct Venkateswara Swamy temples in various countries. In case of the Non-Resident Andhras coming forward for giving lands, the TTD will extend support for construction of the temples, he said.APNRT Affairs Minister Kollu Ravindra and other officials were also present.
Appointment of APNRTS Executive Council Members
The Chief Minister gave nod for appointing Subbarayudu, Roopa Raju and Mohammad Bora as the members of APNRTS executive council.APNRTS CEO Koganti Sambasiva Rao informed the Chief Minister that about 30 lakh Non-Resident Andhras are there in various countries and the APNRTS is trying to increase its membership by one lakh by March, 2018.