Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has asked the industries department to send the approved proposals for setting up of National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) in Medak and Chittoor districts to the Centre.
He said the Expression of Interest should also be called for simultaneously. It may be recalled here that the Centre has agreed for a third NIMZ in Prakasam district.
The chief minister reviewed the progress of the three NIMZ to come up in Medak, Chittoor and Prakasam districts with higher officials at the Secretariat on Wednesday.
Kiran Kumar Reddy approved the delineated site for Medak NIMZ to the extent of 12,635 acres. The extent of land for Chittoor NIMZ was also approved. Four new land acquisition units (2 each for each NIMZ) with the required staff were also approved.
The chief minister assured to provide the required budgetary support from the government. An IAS officer will also be appointed to oversee the establishment of the three NIMZs.
Major industries minister J Geetha Reddy, chief secretary PK Mohanty, industries principal secretary Pradeep Chandra, finance principal secretary V Bhasker, APIIC MD Jayesh Ranjan and other officials were present.
The chief minister suggested that along with the detailed project report (DPR) for each of the NIMZ, provisions for schools, hospitals and developed house-sites should be prepared.
Kiran Kumar Reddy asked the officials to expedite the land identification process in Chittoor NIMZ. Industry majors like Sumitomocorp, Japan and Mahindra Life Spaces have expressed their willingness for Chittoor NIMZ and Medak NIMZ respectively.