Will teach BJP and allies a lesson: Naidu

AMARAVATI: Stating that they will not leave anyone those betrayed them without teaching a lesson, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu said that they have put the state on growth corridor with innovation and creativity. He said that they could attract big-ticket investments to the state with the support of proactive administration and innovative projects. He, however, asserted that the state could have achieved much better progress had the Centre backed its ideas properly.
Stepping up the heat against the Centre ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s visit to the state, chief minister on Sunday released the first white paper explaining the status of implementation of assurances made by the PM. State government had decided to release 10 white papers-one per day, over the next few days.

Speaking to media chief minister said that white papers will put the record straight with regard to the Centre?s assistance to state in the last four and half-years. ?While the unscientific bifurcation of the state had left us with tremendous financial, infrastructural, educational and employment disadvantage, the failure of the Centre in keeping its promises had further deepened the injury. It?s a matter of self-respect and survival for AP,? Naidu said.

WHAT CENTRE DENIED TO AP

*The bifurcation of State resulted in Andhra Pradesh losing the economic powerhouse and capital Hyderabad. AP was force to create a Capital, facing a severe resource crunch.

*Centre failed to grant sufficient funds for construction of the capital in spite of PM himself laying the foundation stone

*The state received only 46% of the estimated revenues of the combined State while accounting for the 58% of its population which was also confirmed by the 14th Finance Commission.

*Assets were allocated on location basis whereas debt liabilities were distributed on population basis.

*In power sector, power consumption has been adopted as the basis of distribution which is detrimental to AP state.

*Refund of taxes is to be shared between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on population basis (58.32: 41.68) whereas deferred tax collections have been allocated on location basis. This has caused a loss of about Rs 3,800 crores.

*Undivided loan liability of more than Rs.33,478Cr. has been put in the books of accounts of AP, burdening the State with discharge of liability along with interest, pending division. This has adversely impacted FRBM limits of AP as well.

*Despite Singareni Collieries being a Schedule IX Company, Telangana State has been allocated 51% equity of the company on location basis.

*There are 14 assurances in the main sections of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

I-Fully implemented ? 0

II-Partly implemented ?5 (Special Development Package for 7 districts; Polavaram, educational institutions and infrastructure projects, tax incentives, support for capital)

III-Not implemented ?9

*Denied increase of seats in Assembly

*Funds for setting up of Greyhounds (Detailed proposal costing Rs.858.37 crore was sent to Union home ministry, which yet to take a call)

*Division of properties of A.P. Bhavan

*Apportionment of tax arrears, loans and refunds; Government of India reference under Sec. 66,

*Apportionment of assets listed is schedule-IX and X and river management boards

*Polavaram Project

Polavaram is the life line of AP People and as of now, 62.53 percent of the work has been completed and strenuous efforts are being made to complete the project by 2019. Total expenditure incurred on under National Project upto December, 15 is Rs.10,069.66 Crores. Out of this, an amount of Rs.6727.26 Crore has been released and balance amount of Rs.3,342.40 Crore, is still to be reimbursed.

*Eight Infrastructure projects are assured in Schedule XIII?read with Section 93

*Five projects are not implemented including establishment of Dugarajapatnam Port, Integrated steel plant, greenfield crude oil refinery and petrochemical complex, a new railway zone, Metro rail facility in and Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali.

*Three projects including Vizag-Chennai industrial corridor, expanding existing Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati airports to international standards and establishing rapid rail and road connectivity from new Capital are at initial stages of implementation.
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