Naidu lays foundation for 33-floor IT hub for Telugus

Naidu lays foundation for 33-floor IT hub for Telugus

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, DH file photo

Appealing to Non-Resident Telugu (NRT) people to invest in the state, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said Andhra Pradesh would be developed as a knowledge hub. He said NRTs should emerge as entrepreneurs.

The Chief Minister laid the foundation for Non-Resident Telugu Society’s Icon tower in Amaravati, facing the river Krishna, on Friday. The tower, which would become a centre for NRT owned IT industries in the twin-tower 33-floor building to be constructed at a cost of Rs 500 crore. A globe between the two towers would house a revolving restaurant. The NRT Icon tower would generate 5,000 direct and several thousands of indirect jobs.

Land records

The Chief Minister appealed to NRTs to serve the country in which they were working and also help develop their motherland – Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister said by coming October, land records would be streamlined for “Bhudhar” programme under which people could identify their lands with the help of fingerprints and Iris scan, putting an end to fears of land grabbing and encroachment.

He said NRTs should come forward to develop their villages. He also urged them to participate in Janmabhumi programme to be organised during Sankranti festival. Earlier, NRT CEO K Sambasiva Rao said NRT society had 83,000 members.