SRIKAKULAM:The government has decided to take up development programmes providing equal priority to agriculture and industrial sector in the state, said Labour and Employment minister K Atchennaidu. In order to help handloom weavers in the district, the government has decided to set up a spinning mill near Narasannapeta, the minister added. At a press conference here Saturday, Atchennaidu said that the district administration had acquired 27 acres of land in which work-cum-houses would be built for 500 weavers and in the rest of the land the spinning mill would be established. The government had directed all the government agencies to buy handloom cloth for all uniforms. The government will set up land banks in all districts. The collector has identified 14,700 acres of government land for the proposed land bank in the district. There are many entrepreneurs who evinced interest to set up food industries in the district. On the Bhavanapadu port development project, the minister said that 18 industrialists had come forward to take up the port. Collector P Lakshmi Nrusimham said that with the power projects at Kovvada, Kakarapalli and Polaki a total of 18,000 MW power would be generated from the district. The collector also announced that the vacancies in the Rajiv Gandi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) would be filled up very soon.