Huge response to Andhra Pradesh capital project

Donation of e-bricks builds up as Modi is set to lay foundation stone for Amaravati project

GN Bureau | October 20, 2015


#Andhra Pradesh capital   #Amaravati project   #e-bricks   #Narendra Modi  

Initial response has been very encouraging as prime minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for the new capital of the Andhra Pradesh on October 22. The state government’s initiative to involve people in building the new capital Amaravati by donating e-bricks has received good response so far from across the world.

Within three days of the ‘Amaravati ebrick’ being launched, nearly 17 lakhs e-bricks were donated. Each e-brick costs Rs 10 and many Andhrites including some NRIs have individually donated more than 10,000 bricks each.

State chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had appealed to people, especially all Andhrites settled across the world, to contribute Rs 10 for each brick that will be used in the construction of the capital, while launching the ‘Amaravati ebrick’ programme on October 15 as part of ‘My Brick-My Amaravati’ initiative.  This will help the cash strapped state. He called Amaravati a real people’s capital.

Naidu aspires to build Amaravati as world's best capital. Calling Amaravati as a people's capital, government plans maximum involvement of the people in building it.

The link to pay online for the ebricks is provided on the official website Amaravati.gov.in. “We are creating history as we lay the foundation for our Amaravati. I invite you to join us in building a true praja rajadhani that will be Amaravati brick by brick,’’ Naidu said.

Once the payment is completed, a receipt in the form of a certificate bearing the CM’s signature is sent to the donor. All the 16,000 farmers who gave up their land for the building of the new capital are being personally invited by TDP leaders who are visiting their houses and hand over the invitation cards along with a dhoti and saree.

The foundation stone for starting construction of Amaravati will be laid by Modi on October 22. More than one lakh people are expected to attend the ceremony which will also see several foreign dignitaries.

Talking about the programme Palle Raghunath, Information and Public Relations Minister said, “Soil and water from 34,000 villages coming to Amaravati. People will get a sentiment that they were part of capital building.”

Comments

 

Other News

NITI Aayog rolls out three year action agenda

 Even as a vision and a strategy agenda is in "advanced stages" of finalisation at NITI Aayog, the government think tank has released a draft three year action agenda for public consultation.  The draft action agenda, divided in seven parts and 24 chapters, proposes to reduce

It’s a cause of worry, says NHRC on killing of 25 CRPF troopers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday said it was “disturbed” over the killing of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh on April 24. The troopers were attacked while on duty for securing road construction work in the Bur

99% complaints filed through Twitter resolved: BSNL

 Twitter Sewa unveiled by the ministry of telecommunications last year to resolve users’ complaints through micro blogging site Twitter has yielded fruitful results by resolving 99 percent of the complaints.   According to BSNL data, as on April 15, 2017, it has receiv

People of Delhi now hate Kejriwal: Vijay Goel

What is your perception about Arvind Kejriwal’s brand of politics?   In Delhi, after the BJP and the Congress, people wanted to give the Aam Aadmi Party a chance. However, after the Delhi assembly polls, his (Kejriwal`s) political fortune has been on the declin

BHEL’s biggest foreign power project takes off in Bangladesh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s biggest export order, valued at Rs 10,000 crore for setting up 1,320 MW Maitree thermal power project in Bangladesh has taken-off following the issuance of the ‘notice to proceed’ by the developer.   BHEL said that it won a

For a free and open access

Mozilla is working on two separate goals in net neutrality. One is to bring everyone online; ensure that everyone has access to the internet. The other is to ensure that the network should remain open and diverse. We want people to have access to the whole diversity of the internet and not just in



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter