AP is already the largest producer and exporter of fish and aquaculture produce. In addition to this, the improved air connectivity with a total of 11 airports (planned and existing), four major ports and the planned 975-km coastal Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor have a all played significant parts in making Andhra Pradesh a top player for the ‘State of States 2016’.
Andhra has won the title of ‘Best Big State’ as a result of completing 26 of the 52 projects sanctioned under the JNNURM. CM Chandrababu Naidu says that “We have to spend Rs 32,500 crore in the next four years on infrastructure for Amaravati” regarding the new capital of the state. 92% of households in the state are connected by pucca roads and Andhra has laid a 23,000 km-long optic fibre chain as well.
Ajay Jain, principal secretary, energy, infrastructure and investment, states that “The first 10 lakh set-top boxes to homes will be provided by Sankranthi“.
Maharashtra was declared as the ‘Most Improved Big State’ whilst Goa bagged the title of ‘Best Small State’ and Arunachal Pradesh won the ‘Most Improved Small State’ title.