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  1. Feb 19, 2018

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    TERI to make Amaravati green
    THE HANS INDIA | Feb 19,2018 , 02:55 AM IST



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    TERI Director General Dr Ajay Mathur (right) along with Institute of Global Environment Strategies president Kazuhiko Takeuchi (second from left) and others releasing a poster endorsing Amaravati to be the World’s Most Sustainable Capital City in New Delhi on Saturday

    Amaravati: In a boost to the construction of capital city of Amaravati, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS)-2018 in New Delhi has endorsed Amaravati to be the ‘World’s Most Sustainable Capital City’ as a recognition to the efforts of the state government to build nine cities in the proposed capital as sustainable and economically potential.The summit, in which over 40 countries participated, was conducted by world’s renowned think tank ‘The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).’ The TERI also agreed to support Amaravati in developing green buildings and promoting 100 per cent pollution free environment. “TERI Director general, Mathur said they were contemplating to organise a global energy efficiency summit in Amaravati,” Energy department said in press release here on Sunday.In his message, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu urged the global experts to share innovative and sustainable technologies for development of Amaravati. He said the government has also focused on creation of integrated townships to accommodate the large scale population as AP could have an urban population of around 42-45% by 2029.

    Making a presentation during the summit, Principal Secretary to Energy, I&I and CRDA Ajay Jain said AP government decided to adopt environmentally sound technologies and global best practices for achieving development in economic growth, level of urbanisation and increased climatic resilience.Ajay Jain said that sustainable solution was envisaged for nine liveable cities in Amaravati to have a self-sustaining ecosystem with walk-to- work environment that generates its own economic growth and creates jobs and caters to social and recreational needs of employees.“We are also going for non-polluting, micro small and medium enterprises, start-ups, light and green industries, service sector like banks, knowledge based industries, logistics and support system, skill development centre that create sustainable economic activity and jobs,” he explained.Highlighting the major milestones of AP in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources such as LED street lighting, energy efficient pump sets and solar pump sets programmes etc, he stated the share of renewable energy generation in AP which was around 25% now would be increased to 50% to 60% by 2029.He also informed the summit that the World Bank has supported Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project (ASCCDP) which was aimed to build urban services of flood mitigation, sanitation and road connectivity for selected parts of capital city as well as develop capacity of its public urban governance institutions. CEO of State Energy Conservation Mission A Chandra Sekhar Reddy also participated in the summit.

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    Soon to be under green cover, Vijayawada set to look more appealing
    By Express News Service | Published: 30th March 2018 05:48 AM |

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    Vijayawada administration has decided to develop greenery between Vijayawada airport in Gannavaram

    VIJAYAWADA: With the three-day Happy Cities Summit inching closer, the administration has decided to develop greenery between Vijayawada airport in Gannavaram and A Convention Centre, where the event would be hosted from April 10.

    The commissioner of AP Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Cherukuri Sreedhar, chairperson and managing director of Amaravati Development Corporation Ltd (ADCL) Lakshmi Parthasarathi and commissioner of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) J Nivas inspected the stretch between the airport and Ramavarappadu junction on Thursday.

    As such, the officials concerned were directed to develop greenery in a way that it would attract the attention of the foreign delegates who would be visiting the city. They also told the officials concerned to increase the height of the fencing.

    The heads of APCRDA, ADCL and VMC also directed the officials to chalk out plans to beautify other parts of the city, making them appealing to the delegates.

    Meanwhile, a delegation from World Bank on Thursday inspected the ongoing road works in the capital region and enquired about the progress of the projects taken up by ADCL and CRDA.

    IT Towers in Capital

    Seeking public opinion, the CRDA officials released five more conceptual designs for the proposed IT Towers in Amaravati. The officials said that the designs are made available on Facebook, Twitter, CRDA website and Google spreadsheets, where the public can leave their feedback.

    It maybe recalled that CRDA had released 19 designs of the proposed IT Towers in the last week of February, in addition to the ones released on Thursday. The officials said that the design, which gets the maximum thumbs-up, would be presented to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for final call.

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  4. Apr 13, 2018

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    ‘Top sporting facilities planned at Amaravati’
    VIJAYAWADA, APRIL 13, 2018 00:40 IST
    UPDATED: APRIL 13, 2018 00:40 IST
    • Sports management outfit GoSports launched
      Minister for Sports Kollu Ravindra on Thursday said that the State government has planned to shape capital Amaravati into a city capable of hosting international events in days to come and cited allocation of land to build a sports city.

      Speaking at the inaugural function of GoSports, a sports event management outfit, he said the new sports policy was aimed at providing top class infrastructure and encouraging sporting talent to reach new heights.

      “Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is working towards making Amaravati a sporting hub for bigger events.,” he said. He hailed the success of Venkata Ragala, a weightlifter from Guntur, at the ongoing Commonwealth Games and subsequent announcement of a cash award of ₹15 lakh by the CM.

      ‘Welcome sign’

      BCCI Senior Selection Committee Chairman M.S.K. Prasad said the entry of GoSports was a welcome sign as it was aimed at promoting various games other than cricket.

      Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association secretary S.M. Sultan shared the difficulties faced by sports associations other than cricket bodies.

      Andhra Cricket Association general secretary Ch. Arun Kumar said outfits like GoSports would infuse professionalism into the sports segment.

      As the inaugural tournament, GoSports is staging a corporate T-20 tournament from April 13 to 22 at Mulapadu playfields.


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    CM seeks suggestions for Amaravati
    THE HANS INDIA | Apr 13,2018 , 03:20 AM IST

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    CM seeks suggestions for Amaravati

    Mangalagiri: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has promised that the State government will implement the valuable suggestions taken from the Happy Cities Summit in building the Amaravati capital.Participating as chief guest in valedictory of the Summit on Thursday, Naidustated that constructing greenfield city is a rare opportunity for any state and the Andhra Pradesh got this opportunity.

    Naidu said that he had rich experience of constructing brownfield city Cyberabad but this greenfield city construction is altogether a new experience and needed more efforts here. Observing that Singapore city was enjoying high security and good liveable conditions, he said Finland and Netherland also have wonderful cities.

    Though Japan has high living standards, the happiness was missing in the citizens, which needed serious attention, he added. Stating all the rich persons and poor were not happy, Naidu stated though the poorest of poor in AP were living in huts in forest areas, they were leading a happy life. At the same time, the richest persons were worrying more for materialistic things, he added.

    He appreciated the participants of Pitch Competitions where the participants presented innovative ideas. The CRDA entered memorandum of understanding with winners in the competition and Naidu directed them to start working from now onwards.

    During the end of the summit, Naidu also launched Happy Cities Innovation Lab, which will encourage the talent. Loh Ah Tuan, member, panel of experts CLC, Singapore, stated that theSummit gave good suggestions to policy makers across the globe.

    He informed they are going to conduct the same summit in Singapore in June and invited the delegates to participate in the meet.

    Andrew Fleming, British Deputy High Commissioner, UK, gave concluding remarks for the Summit.

    Mariela Cruz Alvarez, Ambassador of Costa Rica to India opined that when compared with New Delhi’s pollution, the environment in Amaravati gave happiness to her. VaradPande, Partner and Practice Lead – Public Policy Dalberg explained Finland is going to play crucial role in education sector in AP, while giving summary of the Summit.

    In the programme, he released a book on AP Land Pooling Scheme namely “Innovative and inclusive Land pooling Scheme” and saluted the farmers for giving 33,000 acres of land for constructing the capital city. In the three-day summit, 125 delegates from 15 countries including Singapore, UK, the US, Finland, Costa Rica, Columbia and Bhutan participated along with 1,500 delegates from across the state and country.Naidu invites innovative ideas

    In the valedictory summit, the Chief Minister requested the talented people across the world to come and join in building Amaravati.Naidu promised that he would encourage the innovative ideas and everyone could be proud in the success of Amaravati, if they participate in its development.Announcing that the Amaravati will be made as Innovation Valley, Naidu wished that every innovation must come from Amaravati. As the CRDA adopted the innovative ideas suggested by the Summit, the state government will take and encourage them, he added.

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