Amaravati, Nov 22 – Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday laid the foundation stone of Andhra Pradesh Fisheries University at Narasapuram and fisheries harbor at Biyapu Tippa, besides laying foundation stones and inaugurating development and welfare programs worth Rs 3,300 crore. Addressing a large gathering, he said that this is the first time in the history of Narasapuram that so many development projects are being launched in a single day. He asserted that the projects would change the fortunes of Narasapuram and West Godavari districts. Elaborating on the significance of each project, Jagan said that the Matsya University would be a game changer for the people of the region, who are largely dependent on aquaculture.
“Our state is number one in marine production and marine exports and Matsya University will churn out the skilled manpower required for the aqua sector, which will enhance the employability of the youth not only in the state or country, but across the world. Will overcome the resource constraint to a great extent,” he said. Highlighting the fishing harbor at Biyapu Tippa, he said that it would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 429.43 crore. “The port will provide movement and mooring facilities for vessels capable of deep-water fishing. The port, located 14 km from Narasapuram, will benefit 6,000 fishermen from Narasapuram and Mogalathur. The port will have a 640-metre berth, a 2,400-metre breakwater, There will be platforms, auction halls, drying yards, boat parking areas, restrooms for fishermen, cold storage units among other facilities. We are building nine fishing harbors with an outlay of Rs 3,500 crore, to ensure That none of the fishermen from the state migrate to other states in search of livelihood,” he said. Jagan also distributed Rs 107.90 crore as the second installment of compensation to 23,458 beneficiaries of Mummidivaram who lost their livelihood due to the activities of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.
The regulator at Upputeru in Mollaparu is important to prevent the intrusion of sea water into Kolleru Lake. The regulator, built at a cost of Rs 188.40 crore, will ensure that normal water is stored up to the 5th contour of the lake. Other projects launched by the CM include Narasapuram bus station to be renovated at a cost of Rs 4 crore, sub-treasury office building to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.08 crore, 220/132/33 KV substation set up To be done at Rustomabad at a cost of Rs 132.81 crore, safe drinking water project at a cost of Rs 1,400 crore for the undivided West Godavari district. The project will provide potable drinking water to 1,178 habitations, benefitting 17.85 lakh people.
Underground water drainage in Narasapuram Municipality at a cost of Rs 87 crore, development work of Vashishtha Varadi-Budigavani Revu at a cost of Rs 26.32 crore, foundation stone of modernization of Seshavataram irrigation canal at a cost of Rs 7.83 crore was also laid at a cost of Rs 24.01 crore Se Mogalthur Weir, Kaza, East Kokileru and Muskaypalem Outfall Waterway works at a cost of Rs.8.8 crore and Regional Hospital at a cost of Rs.13 crore. Jagan handed over ownership rights over the land to 1,623 farmers of Darbarevu, who were cultivating 1,754 acres of land given on a 99-year lease in 1921 to the Narasapuram Agricultural Company.
Andhra Pradesh CM lays foundation stone for Matsya University, Port
Story first published: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 20:48 [IST]