An Area covering 30 villages between Vijayawada and Guntur, some 35 km from Amaravati town. For this is the only place where the Krishna flows north instead of east or south. Amaravati, the People’s capital of Andhra Pradesh, is envisioned to be a city of world-class standards with a vision of increasing Andhra Pradesh’s prominence in the world.
The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) is leaving no stone unturned to provide cutting-edge infrastructure, comfortable livelihood and immense prosperity for the People of Amaravati. The Land Pooling scheme adopted by Amaravati is the largest and the most successful of its kind in India, and is a manifestation of the people’s desire for a world-class capital. The A bricks initiative is, but a natural step in the direction of People participation in building a true people’s Capital Amaravati.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 22, 2015, laid the foundation stone of Andhra Pradesh’s capital city Amaravati at a village in Guntur district, in a mega event for which the state government made elaborate arrangements.
Location and time
The laying of the foundation stone for Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh’s new state capital, on October 22 is touted to be a spectacular event. The foundation stone laying ritual will take place exactly at 12.45 pm on October 22nd, 2015. The Programme will last for about three hours. It is being held bank of River Krishna in Uddandarayunipalem, Guntur district.
Chief minister Naidu has promised that it will be a world – class and ‘people’s capital‘. The city will be spread over 54,000 acres and in 10 years will have the state secretariat, high court and legislative assembly, among other things. Singapore government agencies have prepared the master plans for the three – layered capital — seed capital, capital city and capital region.
While the Centre would provide funds fo construction of legislature buildings as per the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, the state government has plans to set up hubs of sports, entertainment and in other fields to promote economic activity, an official release said earlier. According to IANS, Telugu Association of North America (TANA), the oldest and the largest association of Telugu people outside the Telugu states, is also raising funds for the development of the city through a ‘My Brick – My Amaravati‘ campaign. It will accept donations from all non-resident Telugus who are interested in contributing. Interested public can sponsor ‘bricks’ with each brick at Rs 10.
As per a call given by Naidu, soil and water from 16,000 villages in the state and prominent pilgrim centres in the country have been brought to the capital region to be used in the construction of the capital city. The idea is to promote a sense of belongingness among the people.
Amaravati is situated in Guntur district, was once the seat of power of Satavahana rules. Apart from the historical and cultural importance, the city is also centrally located. It is centrally located and easily accessible from north and south, coastal districts and the Rayalaseema region. This location helps for competent administration, economic development, and cultural integration.