The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu has managed to rope in Dell & 27 other IT companies that will soon be setting up base in Amaravati. During his tour to the US, apart from asking California’s help in the fields of technology, industry and agriculture; he met the representatives of these 28 companies to woo them by informing them of the resources and opportunities available in Andhra Pradesh.
Dell has come forward as a consequence to set up their data centre in Amaravati. Some of the other companies that have come forward are Premier, Global Outlook, Techpros Software, Arcus Tech, Sritek, Muddhi Soft, Gurus Infotech, AE Infotech and Octus. These companies will be leasing space in Visakhapatnam and Amaravati, going on to provide employment to 310 and 64 persons in their companies. The CM also met the Director of Bell Helicopters to discuss the possibilities of setting up a manufacturing unit in AP.
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On the CM’s arrival at San Francisco airport, he was received well by supporters of NRI TDP, Bay Area, AP Janma Bhumi and AP NRT wings. The Andhra Pradesh CM Facebook page states that the CM’s tour to the US wasn’t merely to bring in industry to Andhra Pradesh but also to bring in some benefits to the farmers and agriculture industry. The state government has hence signed a MoU with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, State of Iowa at the World Food Prize Foundation. The MoU will help the farmers and agriculturists of AP get advanced support in the fields of agricultural development, seed production and research.
The Iowa State University has agreed to set up a Mega Seed Park in AP. This centre will not just cater to farmers in the state, but also to farmers all over the country. The Nara Chandrababu Naidu Facebook stated – 70% Indian farmers face the problem of poor quality seeds and the main aim of this seed park will be to produce good quality seeds through advanced research. The project will also help double the farmers’ income by providing fertile land, required nutrients and improved water management practices. At the same time, this will increase the agricultural productivity of the state.