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Central Assistance to Andhra Pradesh

News and Press Release - Dated:- 8-9-2016 - 1. The Central Government is committed to help and assist the newly created State of Andhra Pradesh. The commitments of the Centre emanate from four basic documents, namely, the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the report of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, the statement of the then Prime Minister before the Parliament on 20.2.2014 and the Report dated 1.12.2015 of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog on Developmental Support to the Su .....

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a Pradesh. It also provides for adequate incentives in particular for Rayalaseema and north coastal regions of the State. (b) Section 90 of the Act declares the Polavaram Irrigation Project as a National Project. (c) Under Section 93 of the Act, the details of institutions and infrastructure to be developed in the State are outlined in the Thirteenth Schedule to the Act. (d) Section 94 of the Act provides for appropriate fiscal measures, including offer of tax incentives, to be given to the Succ .....

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then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on 20.2.2014: The then Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on 20.2.2014 stated before the Rajya Sabha that Special Category Status would be extended to the State of Andhra Pradesh for a period of five years. This would be done to put the State s finances on a firmer footing. He further stated that the resource gap for the year 2014-15 would be compensated by the Central Government. (iii) Fourteenth Finance Commission: The Fourteenth Finance Commission defin .....

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icit grant was provided. Andhra Pradesh was one of the States determined to be a revenue deficit State, and the Commission recommended that the Centre would provide revenue deficit grant for the period of the Fourteenth Finance Commission. The amount of deficit for each year was mentioned in the report itself and a total of ₹ 22,113 crores is to be paid to Andhra Pradesh as revenue deficit grant for the 5 year period. (iv) Report on Developmental Support to Andhra Pradesh dated 1.12.2015: .....

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subject to further adjustment on account of figures relating to certain pension schemes. A part of the revenue gap compensation amounting to ₹ 3,979.5 crore has already been paid and the balance is being paid in annual instalments. An amount of ₹ 2,500 crore has already been paid as support for creation of new capital of State of Andhra Pradesh and a balance of ₹ 1,000 crore would be paid in due course. An amount of ₹ 1,050 crore has been disbursed as special package for .....

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ges and diversion of 80 TMC of water to Krishna river basin. The project was accorded investment clearance by the Planning Commission for ₹ 10,151.04 crore (at 2005-06 price level) in 2009. Further, the Advisory Committee of Ministry of Water Resources approved the cost at 2010-11 price level as ₹ 16,010.45 crore during January, 2011 including power and drinking water component of ₹ 2868 crore. Prior to the passage of the AP Reorganisation Act, the Polavaram Project was being i .....

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of the cost of the irrigation component on that date. (ii) In view of the recommendations of the Vice Chairman NITI Aayog that it will be appropriate for the State of Andhra Pradesh to execute this project (as it is an important project and the State Government is keen to complete it at the earliest), the Government of India has agreed to the State s request for the execution of the project by the State Government on behalf of the Government of India. 5. Government of India has already legislat .....

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a temporary campus and its main campus is being constructed. The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kurnool has already started functioning from the temporary campus and would start functioning and its main campus is being constructed. The site for the Central University in Anantapur district has already been selected. The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research has been established in Tirupati. The Indian Institute of Management has been established at Visakhapatnam. An All .....

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le approval for the establishment of a major port at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on PPP basis, subject to feasibility. (ii) Proposals with regard to the Steel Authority of India, Indian Oil Corporation/HPCL to set up units in Andhra Pradesh are being examined as provided in the Reorganisation Act. (iii) Regarding airports: In Vishakhapatnam, international flights are already operating. For further expansion, land has been identified at Bhogapuram. The State is to acquire and hand over land .....

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ft has been completed. The existing runway, apron and terminal building are adequate for commencing international flights. Expansion of new apron for parking additional 4 aircraft and isolation bay is under construction within the available land. (iv) The National Highway Authority of India has taken several steps for establishment of the National Highways in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The Railways is considering measures for establishing a rapid rail and road connectivity between the new prop .....

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rowth of 55%. The revenue deficit grants for each of the years recommended by the Fourteenth Finance Commission will also be paid by the Government of India to the State of Andhra Pradesh. The same has been done for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17. There are no issues pending on that score. 9. The Government of India is thus honouring and shall honour all commitments made under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. 10. The statement of the then Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on 20.2.2014 conta .....

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