Andhra’s new industrial coverage to counter financial despair from COVID-19

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, August 10

To counter the ill-effect of COVID-19 on the state’s financial system, the Andhra Pradesh authorities on Monday unveiled its new Industrial Policy for 2020-23.

All districts within the states have been recognized to advertise particular sectors for progress. The coverage highlights 10 thrust areas with manufacturing saved as excessive precedence sector as it might generate giant scale employment. 

Andhra Pradesh is among the first states within the nation that handed laws that mandates 75 per cent employment to state domiciles even in non-public jobs. The authorities has recognized industrial zoning as a key focus space to make sure deliberate industrial growth. Claiming the coverage to be investment-friendly it goals at decreasing the impression on the atmosphere. 

The AP Industries and Infrastructure Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy mentioned, “De-risking the investments is the cornerstone of the new industrial policy. We are introducing ‘YSR AP One’, a multi-faceted business enablement centre which acts as a one-stop resource and support centre for industries.”  

He mentioned the main incentive a potential an investor will get, beneath the brand new coverage, is reimbursement of State Goods and Services Tax for 5 years (capped to Fixed Capital Investment) for medium, giant and mega industries linked to employment creation, the minister added. 

The present lease and purchase fashions for land the allotment is being changed with a composite lease plus purchase mannequin, the place an industrialist will get to buy the land after efficiently working his unit for 10 years, the Industrial Policy reads. 

Reddy additional mentioned, “The manufacturing sector, as an employment provider, remains a high priority for the state. The government will undertake structural reforms to accelerate industrialisation in the state. We believe that providing the right facilities at the right cost and offering transparent approvals is critical to the success of the industrial sector.”  

Thrust areas within the new coverage are meals processing, prescribed drugs and biotechnology, textiles, electronics, footwear and leather-based, toys and furnishings, petrochemicals, aerospace and defence, cars, equipment, precision gear and mineral-based industries.

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