Andhra Given Special Assistance Worth Rs. 12476 Crore
An amount of Rs. 1,24,767.6 millions has been allocated to Andhra Pradesh by the government as it vowed for special help. This amount also includes Rs. 25,000 millions for assisting newly formed capital city of AP.
The MoS Home Affairs, Mr. Hansraj G. Ahir commented that in order to implement the necessary requirements as per APR Act of 2018, the center and the AP government has come to unison. The Act mentions the need to establish various institutes, start essential ventures for the development of the state.
To support these establishments, the center has released a fund of Rs. 1,24,767.6 millions. The fund also includes the stipulated amount that has been assigned to develop the capital of Andhra Pradesh, as written by Mr. Ahir.
TDP earlier walked out of NDA with its ministers Sujana Chowdary and A G Raju because the government failed to award special category position to AP.
Mr. Ahir said the AP government has been in communication with the central government over the shortage of resource in Polavaram project, also discussed sharing out liabilities and assets, releasing development funds, allocating manpower for the institutions to be built as per the IX, X Schedule.
He also added in his written note that the Commission has suggested the government of India to sanction a shortage fund of Rs. 2,21,130 millions for tenure of 5 years. This excludes the increased tax decentralization. For this matter the center has decided to release the funds.
Schedule IX of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act has mentioned the state government undertakings and Schedule X includes all the institutes and training facilities for co-operatives, environment protection, science, technology, and support for backward communities be it their education, employment or right to expression in the society. Schedule XIII speaks about developing educational institutes for higher studies and scholarly students.