Published On:September 19 2014
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AP Govt discloses land availability in districts.
Andhra Pradesh has 32,872 acres of Government land available within a radius of 10 km from district head-quarters. This was disclosed by Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murthy in a press conference recently.
SPSR Nellore district had the highest acreage at 5,823 acres while West Godavari had the lowest at 79 acres. Krishna district, which is going to have the new capital, has 3,247 acres of land near its district head-quarters Machilipatnam which is about 60 km from Vijayawada. When asked on the availability of Govt land in and around Vijayawada, the minister said the data was not yet available.
The available land would be used for developing infrastructure for information technology industry, institutions of higher education and housing for the middle class and economically-weaker sections, the minister said.
The Govt had earlier asked the 13 district collectors to provide information on available land.