Aqua sector growth in AP created huge demand for trained workers: YS Jagan

The proposed Aquaculture University will be the third in the country after Tamil Nadu and Kerala

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

NARASAPURAM: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy participated in a slew of developmental activities worth Rs 3,300 crore here on Monday.

He laid the foundations stones for the construction of a fishing harbour near Biyyapu Tippa at a cost of Rs 429.43 crore and the Aquaculture University at a cost of Rs 332 crore. The Chief Minister also distributed the second instalment of compensation of Rs 107.90 crore to 23,458 beneficiaries from Mummidivaram who lost their livelihood due to the activities of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

The Chief Minister told the gathering that the fishing harbour at Biyyapu Tippa will cost Rs 429.43 crore and will cover 150 acres.

The harbour will facilitate movement and mooring for vessels capable of deep-water fishing after its opening. The harbor, located 14 km from here, will also benefit 6,000 fishermen from Narasapuram and Mogalthuru, he said.

He explained to the Aquaculture University and stated that the demand for trained personnel has increased due to the rapid expansion of the state's aquaculture sector.

The proposed university will be the third in the country after Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

He handed over the ownership pattas pertaining to 1,754 acres of land to the 1,623 beneficiaries, cancelling the 99 year lease of Narasapuram Agriculture Company.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated the new building of regional hospitals, developed at a cost of Rs 13 crore and the drinking water scheme for Narsapuram with Rs 61.81 crore.

He also laid the cornerstone for several other projects, including the construction of the regulator-cum bridge-cum lock on Upputeru near Mollaparru for Rs 188.40 crore, the renovation of the Narasapuram bus station for Rs 4 crore, the sub-treasury office building for Rs 1.08 crore, the 220/132/33 KV substation at Rustumbad for Rs 132.81 crore, the safe drinking water supply project for Rs 1,400 crore, the Narasapuram underground drainage works with Rs 237 crore, development of Vasishtha Varadhi – Buddigani Revu with Rs 26.32 crore, modernisation of Seshavatharam irrigation canal with Rs 7.83 crore, development of Mogalthooru weir canal with Rs 24.01 crore and construction of Kaja, East Kokkileru and Muskepalem outfall sluices with Rs 8.83 crore.

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