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Andhra to Set up 3 Manufacturing Zones

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To be set up under the new National Manufacturing Policy, they are proposed at Zaheerabad (Medak district), Chittoor and around proposed Ramayapatnam port

To be set up under the new National Manufacturing Policy, they are proposed at Zaheerabad (Medak district), Chittoor and around proposed Ramayapatnam port 

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Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh will set up three National Manufacturing and Investment Zones (NMIZ) in the state under the new National Manufacturing Policy.

The proposals have been sent to the centre for approval, state Industries Commissioner Rajat Kumar said. The zones are proposed at Zaheerabad (Medak district), Chittoor and around proposed Ramayapatnam port in Prakasam district. These NMIZs would be developed as fully industrial cities with each zone having a minimum of 5,000 hectares area, he said.

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Each zone will have 30 to 40 percent of the area earmarked for manufacturing while the rest of the area would be for residential purpose, hospitals, schools and other activity.

“The idea is to have completely Greenfield areas and not existing townships. The idea is to create new cities and new livelihood opportunities,” he said. The central government has approved eight such zones but all along the proposed Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.

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