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AP CM releases ‘White Paper’ on fulfilling of assurances by Centre
Andhra Pradesh

AP CM releases ‘White Paper’ on fulfilling of assurances by Centre

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Amaravati, Dec 23 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Sunday released the first 'White Paper' on the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 and fulfillment of related assurances by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

Addressing a press conference, he said that it had been decided to release 'White Papers' on various issues to maintain transparency. As part of that, the first 'White Paper' was released today. The other 'White Papers' highlighting various issues would be released soon.

The Chief Minister said that the Centre is acting in vindictive and hostile manner against the state and doing injustice over releasing of funds. In the 'White Paper', Mr Naidu said that the greenfield capital city Amaravati was taken up at an estimated cost of Rs.1,09,023 crore. The State government has taken up 56 projects in the capital area at a cost of Rs.48,115 crore but the Centre had released Rs.1500 crore during the period of 2014-17.

The 'White Paper' said that till December 15, 2018, the government had spent Rs.10,069.66 crore for the construction of Polavaram project, across the river Godavari, but the Centre had released Rs.6,727.26 crore so far and it is yet to release Rs.3,342.40 crore. The state government had submitted to the Centre Utilization Certificates (UCs) for Rs.1,632.48 crore.

The 'White Paper' also said that the Centre has to release Rs.12,746.38 crore for the construction of 9 National Institutions but it had released Rs 845.42 crore so far.

The Centre is yet to establish tribal university, railway zone, construct ports, metro rail in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. The Centre is yet to take initiation to resolve several bifurcation issues, including distribution of properties of AP Bhavan in New Delhi, Mr Naidu said in the White Paper. (UNI)