Vijayawada: Both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have benefited in terms of growth after the latter’s bifurcation in 2014, a BJP leader said today. “Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have benefited from the bifurcation,” K Hari Babu, BJP’s Andhra Pradesh unit chief said at a function organised at the party’s state office here to celebrate Telugu New Year day, “Ugadi”.The Budget size of united Andhra Pradesh was around Rs 1 lakh crore, post-bifurcation, both states presented Budgets of above Rs 1 lakh crore.
The Budget figures themselves reveal the growth of the two states after the division in 2014, he said. Babu said the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre is committed to fulfil all promises incorporated in the Act which paved way for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The Union Transport Ministry has already announced road development projects for the state to the tune of Rs 65,000 lakh crore to improve connectivity in rural and remote areas. Once completed, these projects will change the face of Andhra Pradesh, he said.
All under-construction irrigation projects in Andhra Pradesh will transform the economic condition of the state for better after they are completed, the BJP leader said, adding the share of Andhra Pradesh in Centre’s housing scheme is much higher than any other state. Schemes launched by the Modi Government, such as ‘Make In India’, will usher in big changes in the country. Flow of FDI has increased manifold in the last two years and this reflects investors’ confidence in the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.