State opting for decentralization, says Mopidevi
Minister for marketing, fisheries and animal husbandry Mopidevi Venkata Ramana said that decentralisation of administration and development weren't the main focus areas of Sri Krishna Committee during the Congress regime, Sivaramakrishnan Committee during Chandrababu Naidu regime and GN Rao Committee report and the recent Boston Committee report for rectifying the mistakes done earlier.
Addressing the media here on Saturday, he said earlier, development was concentrated just in Hyderabad. Real estate dealers and industrialists had all moved o Hyderabad for their business purposes. The people of North coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema had on several occasions conducted agitations for their uplift to no avail. Keeping all these issues in view, all the committees have recommended decentralisation of administration and development, said the minister.
The high-power committee would give directions based on the recommendations of all thesd committees. It is a known fact that Boston Consultancy is a world-renowned firm. The state government does not want to repeat the mistakes done by the previous government. Hence it was taking the advice of all these committees and that it why it was being considered to have legislative capital in Amaravati, High Court in Kurnool and the administrative capital in Visakhapatnam, said the minister.
It is also a known fact that Chandrababu Naidu had made all his henchmen purchase lands in the capital region of Amaravati even before the decision of locating the capital was announced. Naidu would have done justice to the farmers of the region if he really had the integrity to do so. While it was estimated that Rs 10 lakh crores would be needed for capital construction, only Rs 5,800 crores was spent for the temporary constructions by the Naidu government, the minister said.
Lands were forcibly gabbed from the farmers by Naidu. The present government would go all the way out to rescue the farmers of Amaravati region, he added.