The Andhra Pradesh government clearly seems to have neglected Kurnool, the gateway to Rayalaseema, as far as new projects are concerned.
Farmers in Kurnool district are particularly unhappy over the state government’s proposal to set up south India’s first central agricultural university in Guntur. Instead, they argue, that the varsity should come Nandyal’s (in Kurnool) way, given that it has produced several new varieties of crop, including the hugely popular rice variety: Sona Masuri.
This brand (bangaru teegalu) is consumed by large sections of people in both Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.
New land acquisition Act a hurdle for AP
Eye On Capital, Asks Centre For Amendment
The new land acquisition act, 2013, formulated by the central government has become a stumbling block for the Andhra Pradesh government, which is in need of private land for construction of capital, new industrial corridors and national level institutes of excellence. As a result, the state government is seeking changes in the act and this will delay any major construction activity.
According to officials, if one were to go by the timeframe
mentioned in the new act, the total land acquisition process will take at least four years.