Two landmark achievements in September have made the fledgling state of Andhra Pradesh proud. First, coming out in flying colours for creating business-friendly environment in a short time of sixteen months is an acknowledgement of the stupendous work done by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Being ranked as the second best state in the country for ‘Ease of Doing Business’ by the World Bank Survey is no small a measure of recognition. And analysts across the country rightly underlined the fact as to how the re-born Andhra Pradesh, under the dynamic leadership of Chandrababu Naidu, ‘stole the show’ in this regard.
The linking of Godavari-Krishna, through Pattiseema Project, is another feather in the cap for the State Government. The completion of the first phase in such a short time was made possible only through the tenacity of the Chief Minister, who stood by his commitment to stick to the deadline – thought of as impossible by his detractors. Pattiseema is not only a testimony to Naidu’s dedication but also to his resourcefulness. No wonder, he has been praised for his ‘political dexterity to quickly reassess his position and come out with a low-cost, temporary solution with minimal impact on river ecology’.
The investments are flowing in, the irrigation facilities are expanding and the economy of the State is showing visible signs of vibrancy. With Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, all set for a grand foundation this month in the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the positive vibrations are set to get a further boost for the Sunrise State.
– Ramesh Kandula,