States - 2015 June

June 1

Hi-Tech City to become Wireless.
Hi-Tec City is all set to turn ‘wireless’ in the real sense.
The overhead Electric Wires will be replaced with Underground Cables in the IT Corridor.
The Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) will start works for underground cabling in Madhapur and Gachibowli as part of a pilot project.
In the first phase, Underground Cabling will be done for a 2.5 m stretch (Raheja Mind Space - Inorbit Mall & Raheja Mind Space - Biodiversity Park).
The total project cost is Rs. 15 crore and it would take about 8 months to complete.

June 2

Telangana will Become Power Surplus by 2018.
Telangana will be a power surplus State by the first quarter of 2018 generating 24,000 MW power.
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao said that uninterrupted power supply from 6 am to 6 pm would be provided to the farming sector from 2017 and exuded confidence that the state would become a power surplus state by 2018.

June 5

AP Postal Circle decided to sell River Godavari water as GOD-JAL during Pushkaram festival.
Godavari Mahapushkaram is a unique event which happens once in 144 years. It is once in a life time opportunity for believers to dip in the river and get purified.
The GOD-JAL will be sold through 95 post offices, 2360 sub post offices and 13611 branch post offices of the two states(Telangana and Andhra pradesh).
500 ml of purified GOD-JAL will be duly bottled and purified as per ISI standards and will be delivered at door step for as low a cost as 20 rupees per bottle.
The water can also be ordered online at www.appost/in/eshop by devotees till 14 July 2015. Even the abroad orders will be delivered through WorldNet Express, while domestic orders will be delivered through EMS Speed Post.

June 7

Kadapa airport to be named after 'Annamayya'.
The Kadapa airport in Andhra Pradesh will be named after 'Annamayya', the famous poet.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju along with Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu, minister of state for science and technology YS Choudhary and AP chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the airport.
About Kadapa airport:
The airport has been constructed by the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) at an investment of Rs. 42 crore.
Air Pegasus will operate flights for three days between Bangalore and Kadapa. Later flight services will be increased and can be extended to Hyderabad, Chennai and Visakapatnam.

June 10

Amazon to open biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad.
Global e-commerce major Amazon opened its biggest ‘fulfilment centre’ (FC) or warehouse in India, near hyderabad in Telangana.
It is the biggest such facility for Amazon in the country having previously established 10 Fulfilment Centres across seven states.
Fulfilment center (FC) is inaugurated by Telangana’s Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao.
The present centre is spread across 2.80 lakh sq ft facility and is aimed at helping small and medium businesses (SMBs) in utilizing the logistics and delivery capabilities offered by Amazon.
About Amazon:
Amazon is the largest Internet-based retailer.
Established: 1994.
Headquarters: Washington, U.S.
Founder: Jeff Bezos.

June 11

Dindi Projects gets administrative sanction of Rs. 6,190 crore.
The Telangana Government accorded administrative approval to the line estimate of Dindi Lift Irrigation Scheme for an amount of Rs. 6,190 crore.
Dindi lift irrigation project that envisages providing drinking and irrigation water to areas badly affected by flourosis and drought near Devarakonda, Munugodu, Achampet and Kalwakurthy in Nalgonda district.
Dindi LI scheme, which will cover five mandals in Mahbubnagar district and 14 mandals in Nalgonda district.
The project is aimed at lifting floodwater from foreshore of Srisailam reservoir to Dindi reservoir at 0.5 tmc ft per day for 60 days up to a quantum of 30 tmc ft.

June 12

Telangana industrial policy 2015 unveiled.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao unveiled the Telangana Industrial Policy 2015 in Hyderabad. The policy is intended to boost industrial activity and employment opportunities in the state.
Highlights of Telangana Industrial Policy 2015:
As per the new policy Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-certification System (TS-iPASS), penal action will be taken against government officials if there is any undue delay in processing applications.
A single window clearance system will be established.
Clearances will be given in 2 weeks for mega projects.
The policy prescribed norms for giving permissions to mega (investments of Rs 200 crore and above), large (Rs 10 crore-Rs 200 crore) as well as small and medium project proposals.
Industries categorized as Green (non- hazardous), Orange (less hazardous) and Red (more hazardous) will be accorded approval within 15 days, 21 days and 30 days respectively.
Fifteen sectors were identified as focus areas including Life Sciences, Automobiles, Gems and Jewellery and IT & Hardware.
A nodal officer will be appointed to oversee matters related to industrial approval and establishment under the policy.

June 15

Telugu University awards announced.
The Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University announced its awards for best books in Telugu Literature for the year 2012.
University Vice-Chancellor E.Siva Reddy released the list of books and authors.
The award winning works include:
'Sapthagiridhama Kaliyuga Sarvabhowma' verse poetry by Rallabandi Kavita Prasad.
'Dandeda' free verse by Ponnala Balaiah.
'Gadilopali Goda' short story by Palamaneru Balaji.
'Sruthi Layalu' children’s literature by A.V. Subba Rao.
'Jigiri' novel by Peddinti Ashok Kumar.
'Sahityakasamlo Sagam' criticism by Katyayani Vidmahe.
'Lavangi' drama by K.V.L.N. Sarma.
'Ananthakasam' translation by Govinda Raju Ramakrishna Rao.
'Mungili' in others category Sunkireddy Narayana Reddy.
'Telugu Nruthyakala Samskruti' in female writer’s category for Kusuma Reddy.
About Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University:
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University (PSTU) or simply Telugu University is one of the few language universities in India.
It was established as "Telugu University" on 2 December 1985 through an Act of Legislation (Act No.27 of 1985)
Headquarters: Hyderabad.
Chancellor: E.S.L. Narasimhan.

June 21

KCR announces Rs. 100-crore yearly grant for Vemulawada temple.
Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for Development of Vemulawada Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple in Karimnagar District.
The temple is popularly known as Dakshin Kashi.
Also announced constitution of Vemulawada Temple Authority very soon for providing all pilgrim amenities. Terming Vemulawada as “Veda Murthula vada”.

June 22

New app for police personnel.
Hyderabad police personnel now can file the report from anywhere through their mobile phones Through New mobile app 'Police Workforce Management System'.
The new app was launched by Director General, Centre for Good Governance, K. Rama Krishna Rao, at the Hyderabad Police Commissionerate.
It was designed by professionals from Centre for Good Governance- Hyderabad and the IT team of the city police.

July 24

Andhra Pradesh inks MoU (memorandum of understanding) with Australian firm for mining.
Andhra Pradesh government has signed MoU with an Australian firm for iron ore mining projects in Kurnool and Kadapa districts.
The MoU was inked between Andhra Pradesh Mining Development Corporation and NSL Mining Resources India Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian NSL Consolidated Ltd in the presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Steven Ciobo, parliamentary secretary to Australian Minister for Trade and Investment.
As per the MoU, the Australian firm will help in the process of separating the required mineral from extracted ore in order to remove unusable part of low-grade iron ore.
Both sides also agreed to collaborate in areas like infrastructure, agro-processing, mining, fisheries, financial services, skill development and opportunities in the capital region.

July 26

Rs. 1,300 crore infra, oil projects for Telangana.
Union Minister for Petroleum Ministry and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan would invest over Rs. 1,300 crore in Telangana on the new projects as well as on expansion of the existing ones this financial year.
The investment would be done mainly on setting up two new LPG bottling plants in northern Telangana, mostly in Karimnagar district.

Celkon starts production at Medchal.
Mobile phone firm Celkon formally started production at its first plant in the country at Medchal, in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, thus reducing dependence on outsourcing from China.
About Celkon Mobiles:
Headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana.
Chairman: Y Guru.
It is one the members of Android One project.
Celkon is India's sixth largest mobile handsets company. Its mobiles and tablet PCs are assembled in Taiwan and China.

July 27

Andhra Pradesh government to form Krishi Cabinet.
Andhra Pradesh government has decided to form a Cabinet sub-committee named as Krishi Cabinet.
This sub-committee will focus on the challenges of the Primary Sector Mission of state government undertaken to make agriculture and its allied activities profitable and sustainable for all-round improvement of the rural economy.
It will aim to enhance the contribution of primary sector to the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) from 1.43 lakh crore to 1.69 lakh crore rupees. Additional Joint Collector-rank official will the in-charge of the Primary Sector Mission’s performance.

June 29

Andhra Pradesh govt to take over GVK’s 217 MW phase-1 Jegurupadu plant.
The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government has given the permission to its power utilities to buy out the 217-Mw Jegurupadu project, India’s first private gas power plant set up by the GVK Group in 1997.
The move is based on an option provided in the power purchase agreement (PPA), which is due to expire on June 20.
About power purchase agreement (PPA):
A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a contract between two parties, one who generates electricity for the purpose (the seller) and one who is looking to purchase electricity (the buyer).
The PPA defines all of the commercial terms for the sale of electricity between the two parties, including when the project will begin commercial operation, schedule for delivery of electricity, penalties for under delivery, payment terms, and termination.
A PPA is the principal agreement that defines the revenue and credit quality of a generating project and is thus a key instrument of project finance.