February 12th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Friends, I am starting this new thread for Kakinada region developments..Please Post all the Kakinada matters here..:)
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February 12th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Friends, I am starting this new thread for Kakinada region developments..Please Post all the Kakinada matters here..:)
February 12th, 2011, 08:52 AM
Advaya Hospitality to be launched in India and US by Quarter Two of 2011
As per plans, Advaya Hospitality services will be located in key cities that include New York, Miami, Atlanta, and Phoenix in the US and Chennai, Tuticorin, Kakinada, Vizag and Vellore in India. It will be later expanded to China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Brazil.
^^ Another star hotel in Kakinada...:)
March 8th, 2011, 08:10 AM
Yepp even Green Park hotels are constructing a 3 or 4 star hotel in Kakinada ...
April 3rd, 2011, 02:23 PM
Firstobject Technologies commences its 100 seater facility at Kakinada (http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets/News/Firstobject-Technologies-commences-its-100-seater-facility-at-Kakinada/3623483171)
Firstobject Technologies has commenced the operations of its 100 seater facility at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh (AP). The new facility was inaugurated on 13 March 2011, the company conducted pilot runs which proved successful and full-fledged operations commenced from 26 March 2011.
The company had commenced its operations in a very small way one year ago at STPI, Kakinada. The small facility has now been expanded to A 100 seater capacity on 24X 7 basis. The company caters to its clients in BPO, Education, IT/ITES activities from this facility.
The company made this announcement during the trading hours today, 28 March 2011
October 7th, 2011, 11:19 AM
Infotech starts operations at new Kakinada development centre (http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/infotech-starts-operations-at-new-kakinada-development-centre/844414.html)
Hyderabad, Oct 3 (PTI) Infotech Enterprises Limited, a city-based Engineering Services company, today said it has started operations at the new development centre at its facility in the IT-SEZ, Sarpavaram, Kakinada, from September 30.
The facility is an extension of the company's business strategy of taking advantage of SEZs and fostering inclusiveness by putting up development centres in Tier- 2 cities, it said. "The first phase has been completed in record time of four months. From 150 seats (at present) we would be adding another 250 seats and operating it in two shifts. The 300-people Centre would grow to 800 people by January 2012," said B Ashok Reddy, President, Global HR and Corporate Affairs, Infotech. This is Infotech's sixth facility in India (it already has 2 at Hyderabad, 1 each at Bangalore, Noida and Vizag).Infotech commenced operations in Kakinada early in February 2007 from STPI's incubation centre.
Over 30 per cent of Infotech employees in Kakinada are women and over 90 per cent are locals. The development centres at Kakinada largely caters to Infotech's Oil and Gas customers around the world.
January 16th, 2012, 11:26 PM
$970 million LNG developemt to be located off the East coast of India
Terminal will have an annual capacity of 3.5 million to 5 million tonnes
GAIL Gas Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of GAIL (India) Limited, has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh to develop a new LNG terminal off the coast of the East Indian state.
The proposed floating facility, to be located near Kakinada, would have an annual capacity of 3.5 million to 5 million tonnes, according to UpStream Online.
The estimated cost of the project is expected to be in the region of 50 billion rupees ($US970 million).
The new development would also incorporate a floating storage and regasification unit, according to a statement released by parent company GAIL Ltd.
Last week, an interim pact for the project was signed by GAIL Gas chief executive Shri Wason and Andhra Pradesh’s principal secretary for investment and infrastructure Shri Bhattacharya.
GAIL Gas Limited is currently in the process of recruiting an upstream partner to help in the development of the terminal.
The project is expected to be completed by 2013.
February 22nd, 2012, 06:36 PM
KAKINADA, FEB. 22:
The gas-based 2,400-MW power project being constructed by Reliance at Samalkot in East Godavari district, is ready for commissioning, according to a press release issued by General Electric, the equipment supplier for the plant.
GE says in the press release that it has supplied six gas turbines and three steam turbines for the plant and the company has deployed a large number of engineers and technical staff for testing and commissioning the project. Mr John Flannery, President and CEO of GE India, has said the company has signed a 15-year contractual service agreement with Reliance with performance guarantees.
It ensures predicatable maintenance costs and steady flow of revenue, adds the release.
Mr John Flannery says that GE will play a crucial role in supporting the country's power generation projects and in bridging the demand-supply gap. GE has deployed equipment and personnel at more than 700 sites.
Samalkot plant is the largest gas combined cycle project in the country.
April 23rd, 2012, 05:45 PM
Kakinada old port back in action after revival of rice exports (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/article3336305.ece?ref=wl_industry-and-economy)
KAKINADA, APRIL 20:
The Kakinada anchorage (old) port, languishing for the past three to four years, received a shot in the arm during 2011-12 financial year, with the Union Government deciding to lift the curbs on non-basmati rice exports.
The lifting of ban on rice exports could not have come at a better time.
From September 2011, till the end of the financial year, nearly two million tonnes of rice was exported through the old port.
The workers, steel barge owners and the trade dependent on the old port heaved a huge sigh of relief.
According to the Port Officer, Mr B. Adinarayana, apart from 19,82,628 tonnes of rice, 1.42 lakh tonnes of sugar was also exported from the port during the year.
Besides, 9,36,389 tonnes of maize was exported and 40,000 tonnes of cement.
On the whole, the old port handled 31.48 lakh tonnes of cargo during the year valued at more than Rs 5,800 crore.
“It is quite a creditable achievement and it was badly needed at that juncture, as the port was suffering for want of cargo,” he said.
In all, 195 vessels sailed from the port during the year and the port earned a revenue of Rs. 24.16 crore during the year.
Expressing happiness over the revival in the fortunes of the port, the Chairman of the Cocanada Chamber of Commerce, Mr D. Surya Rao, said that nevertheless, certain infrastructural problems plagued the port during the year.
The roads leading to the port should be improved and all steps should be taken to remove bottlenecks.
Trade sources also said the State Government as well as the Union Government should take long-term measures with regard to the anchorage port and the fortunes of the port should not depend on a single commodity such as rice.
In view of the large number of workers dependent on the port, the Government should take the long-term view, it is felt.
Mr Adinarayana said steps would be taken soon to improve the infrastructure at the port.
April 23rd, 2012, 05:47 PM
Kakinada, Rawa port anchorage fee hiked (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/kakinada-rawa-port-anchorage-fee-hiked-824)
The state government has introduced a steep increase in the anchorage fee for ships entering Kakinada and Rawa ports. While Kakinada Anchorage Port primarily handles rice exports, Rawa serves as a captive port for oil operations for companies like Reliance. Till now the government has been charging Rs 750 per day for both the Kakinada and the Rawa ports.
Infrastructure and investment principal secretary Sutirtha Bhattacharya recently issued orders increasing the fee to Rs 1,000 per day, a 30 per cent hike. The decision comes in the wake of increased cargo operations in Kakinada after the Centre permitted the export of rice. About 20 lakh tonnes of rice have been exported recently. “Each ship is anchored for a minimum of 15-20 days,” director of ports Muralidhar Reddy said. Some stay put for more than two months.
Maintaining that the cargo operations would not be hit, Mr Reddy said the government would also get revenue from overseas ships using the anchorage port for assembling floating rigs and maintenance for two to three months. The shipping agencies and exporters, however, cry foul over the government increasing all fares relating to the anchorage port. A few days ago, the department hiked the warehousing fee from Rs 88 per tonne to Rs 100.
Additionally, the stevedore license renewal was changed to every year in place of the current validity period of four years. The government fixing the anchorage fee based on the VPT also came as a surprise to the stakeholders. “As we don't have a regulatory authority for state ports, we adopted VPT rates,” I&I principal secretary told this newspaper. The shipping agencies, however, object to equating Kakinada port to VPT, which is a fully developed port with huge infrastructure. “The government is neglecting the anchorage port. Despite increasing its revenues, the government is not improving infrastructure or facilities,” Mr P.V.Rao of a shipping agency, pointed out.
April 23rd, 2012, 06:31 PM
Godavari delta canals to be closed on April 31 : Collector (http://www.waterworld.com/index/display/news_display/1650372141.html)
Kakinada, April 21 -- East Godavari Collector Neethu Kumary said all the canals in Eastern Delta would be closed on April 31 as such all the summer storage tanks and other drinking water tanks needed to be filled up by April 30.
Addressing the officials of rural water supply, AP Transco and municipal officials at the Collectorate today, she said every effort should be made that there should not be any drinking water shortage at any place.
Necessary water should be transported through tankers and adequate funds are available with the district administration to meet the contingencies.
The electricity authorities should issue connections to the water supply schemes to make them functional immediately in view of summer,' she added.
Regarding the drinking water tanks under Pithapuram Branch Canal and also the Patavala Scheme, the Collector has directed the officials to fill up the tanks before April 25. UNI XR/VV GM PG1955 NNNN Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India.
May 3rd, 2012, 08:08 PM
Consultant to study ship-breaking industry at Kakinada (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/plastene-india-to-launch-ipomay-9/164175/)
The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to appoint a technical consultant firm to evaluate the possible impact of setting up the proposed ship breaking industry at Kakinada coast in East Godavari district.
The National Ship Design and Research Centre (NSDRC) of Vizag is likely to be appointed to take up the study. According to sources, the consultant firm has to submit its report within a period of one month.
The decision comes in the wake of contradictory opinions expressed by the reports of three senior IAS officers, who were deputed to examine on whether the ship breaking industry should be allowed to be set up at Kakinada. The state government’s move was due to local protests against allowing the industry on Kakinada seacoast.
Some local organisations have been arguing that the industry will pose a serious threat to the environment that could result in the elimination of marine life in that area, rendering scores of fishermen jobless.
The protests were followed by the visit of this area by a business team from Gujarat of which requested the government to allow them to set up ship breaking units near Kakinada.
State officials estimate the potentiality of the ship breaking industry at Kakinada with an annual turnover close to Rs 200 crore if allowed.
It is said that owing to several factors the ship breaking firms of Gujarat are looking for an alternate location for their business and Kakinada is said to be ideally suited to the industry.
May 6th, 2012, 09:21 AM
New master plans soon (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/120020)
New master plans for two municipal corporations including Rajahmundry and Kakinada will be ready in three months.
New master plans for two municipal corporations including Rajahmundry and Kakinada will be ready in three months.
The state town and country planning joint director, Mr K. Purushottam Reddy, held a review meeting with the officials from municipal corporations and municipalities in Rajahmundry region limits here on Saturday.
Later, he told newsmen that they were in the process of coming out with new master plans for both the corporations and added that only 50 per cent the work was completed so far. He sounded confident to get them ready as per schedule once they get access to the satellite imageries.
Referring to the implementation of the Building Penalisation Scheme, the joint director said that they were collecting 20 per cent additional tax from the property owners as they failed to get their properties regularised and ruled out any possibility of further extension of the scheme.
He said that the civic bodies were getting good revenue through the implementation of Layout Regularisation Scheme.
With regard to unauthorised buildings, the joint director said that they would serve notices initially and if the owners failed to comply with, they would exercise the power to seize such buildings.
He said that as the state government issued a new GO recently, property owners can construct a building in the area ranging between 50 to 300 square metres and added that set backs were also reduced. He also said that the set backs could be followed in proportion to the total area of the site and the built-up area.
The JD said that efforts were on to recruit 226 building inspectors throu-gh Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission and added that in about three months, they would get the recruitment of the inspectors.
May 9th, 2012, 08:20 AM
Probe into gas leak at edible oil unit in Kakinada (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article3397965.ece?ref=wl_industry-and-economy)
KAKINADA, MAY 8:
The ammonia gas leak incident in an edible oil refinery near the port here on Monday once again brought to the fore the lack of proper safety measures in these units, causing anxiety among the people in the residentital colonies in the town and in the nearby villages. Several workers were affected in the gas leak incident at Nikhil refineries, but fortunately there were no casualties. The workers are now recovering in hospital.
The district administration ordered an inquiry into the incident, but going by the past record it is doubtful whether any meaningful action will follow. According to Mr N. Promod Kumar Reddy, Executive Engineer of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, who visited the spot, ammonia gas escaped in Monday's incident. He said it was not necessary for edible oil units to make use of ammonia in the production process. There were less hazardous gases. He said he would make the recommendation in his report.
There are 13 edible oil refineries at Vakalapudi and the nearby areas in the vicinity of the port. They process crude palmolein imported from Malaysia and other countries through the port. There are also complaints that the units are not adopting proper pollution control measures and the public in the nearby areas frequently appeal to the authorities to take corrective measures, but in vain.
The District Collector of East Godavari, Ms Neethu Kumari Prasad, appointed a three-member committee headed by the inspector of factories to go into the gas leak incident on Monday and submit a report. She promised preventive steps.
May 12th, 2012, 08:39 PM
Delay in Kakinada sugar refinery costs Rs 200 cr (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/delay-in-kakinada-sugar-refinery-costs-rs-200-cr/474111/)
The Murugappa Group has incurred around Rs 200-crore loss as it could not commence production from its Silk Road Refinery in Kakinada. The group has attributed the delay in commencing the sugar refinery to to non-availability of gas.
The Silk Road Refinery is a joint venture between Murugappa Group’s EID Parry and multinational company Cargill. The refinery is coming up at Kakinada with a capacity of 600,000 tonne, with scope to expand it to one million tonne.
A Vellayan, executive chairman, Murugappa Group, said that the project was getting delayed for about seven months now, since gas was not allocated to the plant as promised by the government. “Now, we are in the process of moving to a coal-fired model after having received statutory approvals,” he said.
On the financial impact due to the delay, Vellayan said the impact was around Rs 200 crore and that the company now had to invest another Rs 60-70 crore, which was over and above Rs 500 crore already invested in the refinery.
N Srinivasan, director (finance), Murugappa Group, said, “Earlier, we had planned to produce 35 mega watt of power at the refinery. Now, that revenue is also lost.” The company expected the refinery to bring in Rs 60-70 crore additional revenue by selling power.
According to Vellayan, once the coal-fired model is ready, the company will commence the commercial production, which would be in 2014-15.
July 6th, 2012, 01:26 PM
EnerMech to open office in India (http://www.tradearabia.com/news/OGN_220024.html)
EnerMech, leading mechanical engineering specialist with a strong presence in the Middle East and Asian region, is to open its first office in India to boost its presence in the country’s fast expanding oil and gas sector.
The Mumbai office, headed up by newly-appointed country manager Steve Watson, will be followed with the opening of a workshop and storage facility in Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh by the end of the year, said a company stataement.
EnerMech, a major provider of engineering. maintenance and training services to the energy sector, is already well represented in Singapore, Australia and China.
It employs 1100 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and bases in Great Yarmouth, Stavanger, Dubai, Qatar, Ras al-Khaimah, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Ghana, South Africa and Perth, Australia.
EnerMech believes its process, pipeline and umbilicals, cranes and lifting, engineering and valves divisions can add value to exploration and contractor companies operating in the region.
The move in to India, which represents an multimillion dollar investment, ties in to an ambition expansion plan for the Asia Pacific region which will see new offices or bases being opened in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Busan, and Brisbane and Karratha in Western Australia, said a senior official.
“India’s oil and gas industry is of major importance to us as we continue to internationalise the business. We are making a significant capital investment in infrastructure, equipment and in placing expert personnel in-country, which fits our long term strategy of extending our footprint in India," remarked EnerMech managing director, Doug Duguid.-TradeArabia News Service
July 10th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Food testing lab at JNTU (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/138994)
The Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Kakinada (JNTU-K) is introducing new courses and setting up a food testing laboratory soon. It is also taking steps to strengthen infrastructure.
The Union ministry of food processing industries has approved a regional food testing laboratory at JNTU-K at a cost of Rs.3.21 crores, out of which Rs.1.59 crores will be the University’s share.
The JNTU-K vice-chancellor, Mr G. Tulsi Ram Das, who had been to Sweden recently, told reporters on Sunday that the main objective of the food testing laboratory was to provide an easily accessible and affordable laboratory to the regional food industry to get their products tested for quality parameters.
He said that the school of food technology will organise workshops on food industries to discuss the 'Present Status and Future Challenge'.
He said that it was proposed to conduct a workshop on the rice milling industry on July 27, to bring together personnel from industry, traders, producers, consumers and scientists to boost the profitability of the rice trade in Andhra Pradesh.
The University proposes to introduce MS in Sports Technology and Health Sciences for a maximum of five students in collaboration with HEIG Univer-sity, Vaud in Switzerland and University of Lausa-nne. He said that a provision was made for a maximum of five students to carry out their last semester project work with HEIG University.
It is proposed to conduct an international integrated industry driven research programme proposed with Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). He also said that an M.Tech/M.Sc programme in Telecommunications System would be offered in place of Digital Signal Processing from this academic year 2012-13.
Mr Das said that a student exchange and faculty exchange programme with BTH would be executed from the current academic year.
He said that for international collaborated progammes, over 500 students appeared for an entrance test conducted at JNTU-K and JNTU-Hyderabad on Sunday.
July 11th, 2012, 09:18 PM
By the way, homes/apartments in kakinada are getting gas line connections to homes ... my home got it last week :cheers:
July 12th, 2012, 12:37 AM
By the way, homes/apartments in kakinada are getting gas line connections to homes ... my home got it last week :cheers:
July 12th, 2012, 08:15 PM
JNTU Results 2012 declared (http://zeenews.india.com/news/andhra-pradesh/jntu-results-2012-declared_786976.html)
Hyderabad: JNTU Results 2012 were declared on Thursday. Students who had appeared for II & III Year BTech/MCA/MPharm I Semester exams held in April 2012 can access their results through the website: http://jntu.ac.in/results/.
Based in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) aims to to aid in the advancement of learning and knowledge in engineering & technology, physical and social sciences.
Established as ‘The College of Engineering, Vizagpatnam’ in 1946, it received autonomous status in 2008.
Admission to the prestigious college is through EAMCET examination.
July 17th, 2012, 09:31 AM
Kakinada SEZ: Status quo to continue for some more time (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/article3646418.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home)
Power position likely to ease by month-end: CM
KAKINADA, JULY 16:
The status quo will continue on the issue of Kakinada special economic zone (KSEZ) and the Government will take a decision only after consulting all and considering the pros and cons, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, said.
He told presspersons here on Monday, after the conclusion of his three-day tour of East Godavari district as a part of the Indiramma Bata programme, that he was aware that farmers were agitating against the economic zone, but a decision will be taken only after a detailed and careful review of the whole project. “As of now, it is status quo on KSEZ,” he said.
On the critical power situation in the State, the Chief Minister said the position may ease by the end of the month. The power cuts may be reduced by half as the State had received some rainfall during the month, he said. Even now, there was a shortage of 35 million units and therefore power-cuts had become inevitable.
MrReddy asserted the State Government was not responsible for the present power crisis, but the Union Government which was not allocating enough natural gas to the gas-based power projects in the State. As a result, they were not running to capacity and there was a lot of idle capacity and the State was suffering. On the issue of conducting elections to the local bodies and civic bodies, he said the State Government was ready to hold the elections, but there was a legal hassle. There was an unresolved issue with regard to reservations for BCs and the matter was pending with the Supreme Court. Once that was cleared, there would be no problem in holding polls.
He said the Indiramma Bata programme was taken up to acquaint himself with the problems at the grass-root level and to interact with the public in villages. The response to the programme, first launched in East Godavari, was very encouraging and he would cover other districts too. “We will give top priority to health and education,” the Chief Minister said.
July 31st, 2012, 08:35 PM
Drinking water supply to Kakinada to be augmented (http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/drinking-water-supply-to-kakinada-to-be-augmented/1031721.html)
Kakinada (AP), Jul 30 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju today said drinking water supply to Kakinada town would be augmented at a cost of Rs 145 crore. Funds from Andhra Pradesh Municipal development project will be used for the work, he said while talking to reporters here. Pallam Raju is Lok Sabha MP from Kakinada in East Godavari district. He said the Yeleru reservoir project modernisation work would be expedited. Tenders had already been invited for the Rs 138-crore project. Efforts were being made to complete all irrigation and road and railway-related projects in Kakinada within the two years, he said.
August 13th, 2012, 02:02 PM
GSPC to set up OGT at Mallavaram (http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/gspc-to-set-up-ogt-at-mallavarm/1041852.html)
Ahmedabad, Aug 12 (PTI) State PSU Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) will soon set up an oil and gas processing terminal facility at Mallavaram coast near Kakinada in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. "The initial gas quantity expected at onshore gas terminal(OGT) is 50 million metre standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD)which is expected to progressively increase to 400 MMSCFD,"a top GSPC official told PTI. The production, processing and supply of gas from Deen Dayal West block in KG Basin is expected to commence from mid-2013, official sources said. GSPC has awarded the work for OGT at Deen Dayal Field Development project to Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with it for the purpose. EIL, in turn, has invited bids for OGT at Mallavaram and pre-bid meeting is scheduled on August 22. Director General of Hydrocarbon (DGH) had certified two TCF (trillion cubic feet) of gas reserves in the blocks in 2009. In a boost to GSPC's gas finding potential in the block, the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), earlier this year had approved an extension of 20.5 square kilometres to its existing contract for the KG Block (KG-OSN-2001/3). The field development plan for the Deen Dayal West (DDW) area in the KG block, which includes wells KG-8, KG-15, KG-17 and KG-28, was approved by the government in November 2009.
August 19th, 2012, 07:47 PM
Coromandel International: BUY (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/investment-world/stock-insight/article3791988.ece)
August 18, 2012:
It is an opportune time for investors with a one-to-two year perspective to invest in the country’s second largest complex fertiliser producer, Coromandel International. The 17 per cent fall in the stock price in the last one year, despite strong fundamentals and robust outlook, make the stock a good investment idea. At the current price of Rs 260, the stock trades at an attractive 9.4 times the company’s 2013-14 earnings.
The company has reduced risk in its business through shift in focus towards non-subsidy businesses such as crop protection solutions (pesticides), specialty nutrients and rural retail. As a result, the proportion of subsidy income for the company reduced from 52 per cent last year to 35 per cent currently.
With a complex fertiliser capacity of 32.6 lakh tonnes, Coromandel is the country’s second largest manufacturer next only to IFFCO. Key fertilisers include di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), single super phosphate (SSP), and various NPK complex grades.
Coromandel has been one of the key beneficiaries of the nutrient-based subsidy policy for phosphatic fertilisers unveiled in February 2010. During the period 2010-12, its revenues grew at an annual rate of 24 per cent; profits grew by 22 per cent during the same period.
The company is expanding its fertiliser capacity by adding an additional complex train at Kakinada. On completion, Coromandel’s complex fertiliser capacity will increase to 40 lakh tonnes, up 23 per cent. The additional train is expected to come on stream by second half of the current fiscal.
The phosphoric acid requirement for the augmented capacity will be met through supplies from Coromandel’s joint venture company TIFERT (Tunisian Indian fertiliser) in which it holds 15 per cent stake.
Political issues in Tunisia had delayed the commissioning of TIFERT’s phosphoric plant and resulted in cost overrun. With most of the issues resolved now, the JV’s commercial production is expected to start by the second half of this fiscal.
The full benefit from the expanded fertiliser capacity of Coromandel is likely to accrue in 2013-14. This, along with increase in retail prices and stable raw material cost, should support the company’s growth in 2013-14. But any further delay in availability of phosphoric acid from TIFERT may place a risk on the company’s growth in 2013-14.
With the acquisition of Sabero Organics in 2011, Coromandel now ranks among the top five pesticide formulation companies in India. However, 2011-12 was a challenging year for the crop protection segment, due to the Supreme Court ban on its key product endosulfan (10 per cent of sales) and inadequate rainfall in key markets such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. However, launch of other captive products by Sabero helped Coromandel mitigate the loss from ban of Endosulfan.
Export sales from markets such as Argentina, Brazil, Europe and Australia contributed 52 per cent to Sabero’s revenue in 2011-12, while India accounted for the rest. Sabero’s revenues declined 13 per cent in the last fiscal to Rs 358 crore. This was on account of production restrictions at the company’s Sarigam plant in the first half of the fiscal, due to an order by the Gujarat High court.
However, with the removal of these restrictions and capacity enhancement through implementation of environment management system projects, sales growth is expected to pick up in 2012-13.
Coromandel is scaling up its specialty nutrients business through which it sells water soluble fertilisers, organic manure and secondary and micro nutrients. In March 2012, Coromandel SQM, a joint venture of the company with the Chile-based SQM, commenced production of water soluble fertilisers from its new plant at Kakinada. With an annual capacity of 15,000 tonnes, this plant will help the JV improve market share. The revenues from this segment grew 31 per cent in 2011-12.
RURAL RETAIL CHAIN
Addition of 200 new agri retail centres in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka lifted the rural retail segment’s revenue by 11 per cent. The company currently operates 641 Mana Gromor centres across these two States and plans an entry into Maharashtra. With the restructuring in the rural retail strategy, these stores will now focus on agri-inputs and will exit life-style products business. This should help push agri input sales for Coromandel.
Coromandel’s revenues grew 14 per cent in 2011-12 to Rs 9,992 crore. Operating margins declined by 3.5 percentage points to 10.3 per cent, due to volatility in the price of key raw materials such as ammonia, phosphoric acid and rupee weakness against US dollar. Adjusted net profit declined by 3 percent to Rs 699 crore.
Though the return on equity moderated by 10 percentage points in 2011-12, it remained at a healthy 32 per cent in 2012-13. With expansion in capacities, the company’s financial performance is expected to improve over the next two years.
August 20th, 2012, 01:35 PM
SIs to be given gazetted officer status, says DGP (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/150434)
Police sub-inspectors in Andhra Pradesh would soon be given the rank of gazetted officers, while constables would be promoted as assistant sub-inspectors after three years of service, according to the director-general of police, Mr V. Dinesh Reddy.
He said this after the SP Dr C.M. Trivikrama Varma’s wife C. Suvarna inaugurated the first police canteen in the state in Kakinada, where police personnel can draw ration and buy other commodities at subsidised rates. The DGP said the police department proposed giving gazetted officer status to SIs as they are drawing salary equivalent to that of tahsildars.
Praising Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s efforts for ensuring the welfare of the police force, he said among other efforts medical reimbursement of police personnel is being increased to `1 crore, while Rs 20 crore would be sanctioned for repairing houses.
According to Mr Dinesh Reddy, work on constructing a 50-bed super-specialty hospital in Hyderabad would begin soon.
He said efforts are on to implement the Koumidi Committee’s recommendations to improve the working conditions of home guards.
He said they would be provided education, medical and other facilities, and would get a salary hike and Arogyasri cards soon.
Calling the Andhra Pradesh police one of the best in the country, he said canteens on the line of the one in Kakinada would be set up in every district for police personnel.
September 11th, 2012, 09:24 AM
JNTU-K set to outsource examination process (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/JNTU-K-set-to-outsource-examination-process/articleshow/16344869.cms)
HYDERABAD: Chastised by the state government for its callous examination system, JNTU-Kakinada has decided to go for a lesser known alternative to strengthen its examination branch. The technological university will be the first in the state to fully outsource its examination process to a private company. The university has called for tenders to get experienced players to conduct their examinations and even declare results.
The university was in the line of fire for reprinting an old question paper for second year examination this year.
As per the plan, a private company which has done the evaluation for at least five universities in the past will be entrusted with the project.
The company's responsibility will be to conduct all processes previously executed by the varsity's examination branch, including online student registration, answer-script scanning, onscreen evaluation and marking, result processing and result release. The agency will also prepare a question bank with the questions contained in it expected to feature in the examination paper. University officials said the new process will bring down errors in the question paper.
"When one company dedicatedly does the pre and post examination processes, the chances of errors creeping into the question paper are minimised. The company is completely accountable to the university as we will monitor the examination process as and when required," said G Tulasi Ram Das, vice-chancellor of JNTU-K.
While there are apprehensions about the new system on campus, the VC said the efficiency with which examinations will be held in future will address all these problems. Those opposing the privatisation process pointed out that JNTU-Anantapur, the only other university where the same process was introduced on an experimental basis, is currently in the process of doing away with the system.
The university has shelved the proposal for examination outsourcing as misappropriation of Rs 63 crore has come to light and is currently being investigated. "With a company doing all the work which the university's examination branch was doing earlier, we fear there could be major problems with confidentiality. JNTU-K has 289 private engineering colleges affiliated to it and there could be cases of question paper leak and other malpractices if the system is outsourced," said a source from JNTU-K. Those in the know said that even as the university has rushed into the outsourcing solution, it has not yet taken action against individuals in the examination branch who were responsible for discrepancies in the previous examination.
On campus, it is being pointed out that the decision to outsource the examination system has not been discussed with the board of directors of the university. Since the Executive Committee (EC) of JNTU-K has not yet been formed, critics rued that the decision to go for outsourcing was taken by the vice-chancellor's office without wide consultations.
Ideally, at any university, policy decisions should be made by the EC. The state government has not constituted the EC in spite of a high court order in November demanding immediate appointment of members, is the charge being made by those against the move.
October 3rd, 2012, 02:39 AM
Two LPDs to be built at Kakinada Shipyard: Pallam Raju (http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/two-lpds-to-be-built-at-kakinada-shipyard-pallam-raju/62879/)
Two launching platform decks (LPDs) would be built at the Hindustan Shipyard even as efforts are on to bring in an additional investment of Rs 40,000 crore for the project, Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju said today.
"Negotiations are underway to secure additional investment of Rs 40,000 crore for two most modern LPDs," Raju told a press conference here.
He said henceforth all the Naval warships, especially those needed for the Eastern Naval Command, will be built at the shipyard after its modernisation.
The minister informed that more vessels are being inducted in the Coast Guard fleet to enable it execute multiple tasks.
"Coast Guard at Kakinada is being strengthened by adding more vessels to its existing fleet for carrying out relief and rescue operations besides keeping a vigil on possible intrusion from high seas and safeguarding the oil and gas installations in the KG basin," Raju said, adding a separate enclave for the organisation is being mooted.
The Kakinada-Pithapuram railway line will materialise soon as the final survey has been completed, he added.
October 3rd, 2012, 02:40 AM
Organised healthcare splinters into niches (http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report_organised-healthcare-splinters-into-niches_1745362)
There was a time when only corporate hospitals, modern diagnostic centres and retail pharmacies defined organised healthcare in urban India. Now,‘family doctor clinics’, ‘dialysis centres’ and such are also seeking to harness India’s healthcare industry which will touch $79 billion by 2012-end.
Health experts and doctors are turning entrepreneurs, setting up niche centres needing initial investment of Rs20-25 lakhs, far less than what is required to set up large-scale hospitals.
Like corporate hospital chains including Apollo, Fortis, Max, Manipal, such niche centres are everywhere — in Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, as well as tier II towns like Shimoga, Hassan, Kakinada...
Don’t run to super-specialty hospitals for everything from viral fever to asthma to blood pressure or even kidney stone---come to us, is what such clinics are emphasizing on.
“Typically severe heart and neuro ailments, gastrointestinal problems, chemotherapy, birthing and delivery and surgeries require hospital visits and stay. Rest can be tackled through niche centres,” said a doctor from a Bangalore-based hospital chain.
More so because about 70-80% of all medical cases resulting from infectious diseases like malaria and typhoid to lifestyle disorders like obesity and hypertension can be addressed by the family doctor, experts said. It has been found that in 75% of cases, however, people run to super-specialists or visit hospitals unnecessarily.
Similarly, every time kidney dialysis is required does not mean getting admitted to a hospital, said Vikram Vuppala, co-founder of Hyderabad based kidney care chain NephroPlus. “Patients can get the dialysis done through specialised centres and head home within hours.”
Typically, niche centres like a modern family doctor clinic, measures 600-1,200 sq ft, and houses up to four general practitioners (GPs) and a paediatrician, nurse and pharmacist each.
On an average, each patient spends between Rs150 and Rs400, thus fetching each centre between Rs1 lakh and Rs3 lakh in revenue per month.
While kidney care and dialysis centres are usually spread across 1,500-2,000 sq ft. Demand for them has risen as an estimated 2-3 lakh people develop kidney failure every year in India.
Charges per session of dialysis average around Rs1,200. Some dialysis centres’ services are used by up to 60 people per month.
Experts say innovative healthcare services are lucrative, though the first six months tend to be quiet with barely 10-15 patients coming in per day. “Later on, we start seeing 25-30 patients per day,” said Naresh Malhotra, director at Modern Family Doctor (MFD), a Bangalore-based chain of GP clinics.
“Each person comes twice or thrice a week,” said Vikram. Agreed Malhotra. “Often, 60% of the patients are repeat visitors.”
So, firms like MFD and NationaWide Primary Healthcare Services (NPHS), another chain of family doctor clinics, are gearing up for expansion.
Currently, MFD and NPHS have about 11-15 centres each in Bangalore. But they are investing Rs20-25 lakh per unit to set up 300 and 500 clinics respectively over the next five years.
“We will focus on office complexes and apartment blocks where satellite clinics can be set up to cater specifically to employees and residents,” said Santanu Chattopadhyay, MD of NPHS.
NephroPlus will set up about 75 units in three years, 70% of which would be based in Tier II and Tier III centres like Visakhapatnam, Mandya and Hassan. “Each unit will have 8-10 paramedical staff and 1-2 nephrologists,” said Vikram.
October 3rd, 2012, 02:41 AM
GMR to commission two power projects from October (http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/gmr-to-commission-two-power-projectsoctober/487796/)
Amidst all the talk of coal supply issues, the GMR group is going ahead with the commissioning of its two thermal power projects in Odisha and in Maharashtra from the next month.
“The commissioning of the first 350-Mw unit of GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited in Odisha and the 300-Mw unit of Emco Energy Limited (Warora power project) in Maharashtra will start from October-November and progressive commissioning of the units will be completed before the end of the current financial year,” a GMR spokesperson told Business Standard.
The Odisha project was proposed with an installed capacity of 1,050 Mw. But, the company is scaling it up to 1,400 Mw with a total number of four units of 350-Mw each, the Warora project is of 600-Mw capacity.
In addition to these two, the company is also executing a 1,370-Mw power project in Chhattisgarh through GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited. This is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
The Bangalore-based energy-to-airports conglomerate is investing about Rs 17,000crore in the three projects by funding them in a 75:25 debt equity ratio. Most of the equity has already been invested and the balance would be funded through internal accruals. The debt funding of all the three projects has also been fully tied up, according to the official.
On how the company would meet the coal requirement for the upcoming projects, the spokesperson said adequate coal linkages were in place from the subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. A coal reserve allotted to GMR in Odisha along with other power developers in 2008 for captive use has remained a non-starter.
Sale of power
The Kamalanga project has signed long-term power purchase agreements with Haryana state discoms for 350 Mw, Bihar State Electricity Board (260 Mw), and with Gridco, Odisha, for 262 Mw. Similarly, the Warora project has PPAs with the Maharashtra state distribution company and the distribution company of Dadra & Nagar Haveli for 200 Mw each.
The Chhattisgarh project has tied up 35 per cent of power with the state power utility and will tie up a major part of the capacity in long-term PPAs before the project achieves commissioning, according to the official.
GMR has also proposed to set up a 1,320-Mw thermal project in Madhya Pradesh but is yet to receive coal linkages and other clearances. The company currently operates a 388.5 Mw Vemagiri gas power project in Andhra Pradesh and an expansion project of a similar size is already complete.
Two other projects — a 220-Mw barge mounted gas power plant at Kakinada and a 200-Mw LSHS (low sulphur heavy stock) fuel (processed from the residue of indigenous crude) power plant in Chennai — are also in operation. The company has plans to develop power projects with a total capacity of 8,473 Mw by 2018.
October 10th, 2012, 01:28 AM
Sale of sand at six reaches to begin today (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=1&ContentId=92223)
Kakinada: Sale of sand should start in the six sand reaches in East Godavari district at the price decided by the government from Tuesday, East Godavari district joint collector, Babu A directed the housing, mining and revenue officials. He convened a special meeting with the officials on the quarrying and sale of sand at Kakinada on Monday.
Speaking further, Mr Babu stated that the government has permitted the sale of sand through government departments from sand reaches in Ubalanka-Ravulapalem, Dindi, Tekisettypalem, Pillanka-Injaram, Yedurlanka-Pasuvullanka and Kesanakurru-Muramalla reaches. He said that the State government has fixed the rate at Rs 325 per cubic meter and at Rs 285 for the beneficiaries of Indiramma housing scheme. He made it clear that the sand should be sold at Rs 975 per tractor load as it could accommodate three cubic meters and at Rs 855 for the beneficiaries of Indiramma scheme.
He called upon the beneficiaries of Indiramma scheme and others to apply for sand through Housing AE and MPDO and added that the officials would issue permit on the name of the reach which they should get sand from. He directed that three tractors of sand including one for basement level, one for lintel level and one for the roof level should be supplied to the applicants.
He informed that the sand quarrying and sales should be done under the supervision of the Housing AE, VRO and the staff of the Mining Department. However, he made it clear that the maintenance of the reaches in Ubalanka-Ravulapalem and Pillanka-Injaram were given to revenue inspectors as they are very large reaches.
October 10th, 2012, 01:41 AM
Anti-ragging awareness camp held at JNTU-K (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=2&ContentId=92216)
Kakinada: As part of the legal literacy camp, the Mandal Legal Services Committee, Kakinada, conducted anti-ragging awareness meeting at JNTU-Kakinada, in the alumni auditorium of the university, on Monday. First Additional Senior Civil Judges RVN Sundar Rao and K Prakash Babu, Excise Magistrate K Murali Mohan, CI of Sarpavaram police station Appa Rao, and President of Bar Council MV Jawahar Reddy attended. Principal of UCEK Dr K Padma Raju, Vice-Principal Dr M Ramalinga Raju, CSE Department Professor Dr JVR Murthy were present at the meeting.
Addressing the students, Justice Sundar Rao enlightened them on the various laws, Acts and amendments of the Indian Penal Code. He explained the evil consequences of ragging and advised the students to be away from it. He said that a mere gesture, sign, mannerism, abusing word or intimidation leads to ragging and urged them not to cause inconvenience to their juniors.
Justice Prakash Babu appealed to the students not to spoil their lives by indulging in ragging and fulfil their parents’ dreams without hurting anybody and without taking law into their hands.
Excise Magistrate Murali Mohan inspired the students by stressing on the rights of citizens and how to be socially responsible. He insisted on the students to enjoy the rights without causing harm to others.
He said that no human being has a right to curtail the rights of or affect the modesty of others. He explained the various punishments under different sections that are invited by ragging. He asked the students to abide by the rules and regulations and honor and protect the law, as the law is very serious in curbing anti-social elements. He also advised them to enjoy their college life by aiming high.
Principal, UCEK, Dr K Padma Raju proposed a vote of thanks.
October 10th, 2012, 11:44 PM
Comedy of errors by Kakinada Corporation (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=2&ContentId=92466)
Kakinada: The suspension of sanitary personnel, who were not connected with the job under the municipal limits, threw light on the poor functioning of the Kakinada Municipal Corporation.
Due to the poor sanitation in the municipality, East Godavari District Collector and Corporation Special Officer Neetu Kumari Prasad toured several wards in the 7th Circle of Jagannathapuram. Discovering one area particularly filthy, she ordered the suspension of the sanitary inspector and sanitary ‘maestri’.
The officials implemented the orders duly suspending the wrong sanitary ‘maestri’. The area surveyed by the Collector was the 25th division. While the sanitary inspector and maestri concerned were Bheem Chander and Sheik Moulali, respectively, Venkatalakshmi, ‘maestri’ of the 26th division, was issued suspension orders.
On realising the mistake, the officials went about to rectify it and issued another suspension order, this time to one Sattibabu, ‘maestri’ of 24th division. After realising their second mistake, the officials are now preparing to suspend the actual ‘maestri’, Sheik Moulali.
Neither the health officer nor the sanitary supervisor is aware of where each staff member works and that is why this confusion has arisen, the Corporation employees deplored. The staff members demanded that the Collector should focus on this matter and do justice to the employees who are facing unnecessary losses.
October 12th, 2012, 01:41 AM
Maintain records or lose licence, ultrasound scanning centres warned (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=2&ContentId=92668)
Officials told to cancel licences of errant units
Kakinada: East Godavari District Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said that the licenses of ultra sound scanning centres that do not give monthly reports or maintain records should be cancelled.The Collector was presiding over the meeting of the advisory board to review the Act to ban determining the sex of the foetus through scanning, at the Vidhana Gautami Hall of the Collectorate here on Wednesday. The committee reviewed the renewal of licenses to ultra sound scanning centres and applications to set up new centres.
The committee accepted applications of those centres that had adhered to the rules and regulations stipulated in the PC and PNTD Act.It warned those centres that were not maintaining the records and not submitting monthly reports and directed the officials to cancel the permissions.
The committee also decided to bring out a short film on the necessity to protect girls under the auspices of the district medical and health department and district public relations department. DMHO Dr Padmavathi, SPHOs, member NGOs participated.
‘Help poor heart patients’
Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said that the medical officers should see that poor people with heart problems should use the services of the referral hospitals recognised under the Arogyasri scheme.
An awareness camp on the issue of detecting heart problems on time and offering medical services was held for government medical officials by the local Apollo Hospital.
The hospital consultant interventional cardiologist, Dr G Mahesh, explained about the methods to detect heart diseases, first aid to be given before special medical services, the necessity of ECG tests and use of disprins etc., free services by the Arogyasri scheme and the way it has to be explained to the poor patients.
Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that equipment that is necessary to detect cardiac problems like the ECG will be arranged through corporate social responsibility.Already, tele ECG facility has been set up in Pitapuram hospital, the Collector said.
DMHO Dr Padmavathi, SPHOs, member NGOs participated in meeting.
October 13th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Call to prevent blindness (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=3&ContentId=92899)
Kakinada: Of all the sensory organs, eye is the most important. Without eyesight, one cannot do much. Hence it is important to protect eyes, said East Godavari Joint Collector Babu A.
The joint collector flagged off the rally organised by Sri Kiran Eye Hospital on the occasion of the World Sight Day on Thursday, at the Collectorate. Later, the joint collector inaugurated the eye camp in the NIC conference hall and got his eyes examined.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that many people were going blind because of neglect of their eyesight and urged the revenue staff to make use of the services being provided by the Kiran Hospital. Eyesight of students in all government schools will be checked and those with defects will be identified before taking remedial steps, he said.
Stating that it is important to know about eye diseases, he said that by making others aware of this, blindness can be prevented. HR manager of Kiran Hospital Ramprakash said that the rally was organised to create awareness of glaucoma.
November 4th, 2012, 12:40 PM
RuralShores to set up rural BPO at GMR's Kakinada SEZ (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/ruralshores-to-set-up-rural-bpo-at-gmrs-kakinada-sez/articleshow/17077889.cms)
HYDERABAD: RuralShores, one of India's largest rural business process outsourcing (BPO) firms, has signed an agreement with GMRBSE 0.49 % group to set up its rural BPO unit at the special economic zone (SEZ) of the infrastructure firm coming up at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.
RuralShores' chief executive officer Murali Vullaganti said the rural BPO centre would create employment to about 200 local youth in the first phase, which in the medium term will be expanded to about 500 jobs. The operations of the first phase of BPO are expected during the coming fiscal year.
Established in 2008 by professionals from IT/ITES and BPO industry, RuralShores currently has 12 BPO centres in eight states, employing around 1,000 people catering to various industrial sectors including banking, insurance, telecom, micro finance, logistics and healthcare.
The Kakinada SEZ's (KSEZ) chief executive officer Madhu Terdal said the GMR group entity will provide world class infrastructure including digital connectivity to the posed rural BPO unit. "The youth from villages in and around KSEZ would be provided basic training by GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of GMR group, to improve their employability in the rural BPO."
Rural BPOs are an effort aimed at percolating the country's strong position in BPO industry away from the established Metros and the Tier II cities to rural areas that have good quality manpower. Rural BPO firms such as the Bangalore-headquartered RuralShores claim to have proved that with proper training, youngsters in rural India can perform in a BPO as effectively as their urban counterparts and in a far more cost-effective manner.
GMR, in a statement, said the rural BPO unit is a part of KSEZ's inclusive development programme, targeted at providing sustainable employment options to the population living in the villages around the SEZ.
Further, GMR said KSEZ would develop a Marine Processing Zone spread over 100-150 acres, to cater to the Indian as well as Overseas companies. The infrastructure firm expects 3-4 marine processing units to commence operations over the next 12-18 months, attracting investments of about Rs 100-150 crore, providing employment to around 1,500 local people.
November 8th, 2012, 01:19 AM
MLC pats JNTUK for development work* (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=2&ContentId=98498)
Kakinada: MLC KVV Satyanarayana Raju on Tuesday appreciated the developmental activities undertaken in JNTU Kakinada. At a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Dr G Tulasi Ram Das, the MLC expressed his heartfelt wishes to the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the managements of the affiliated colleges for all the endeavors he had made for the development of the university.
Mr Satyanarayana Raju appreciated the initiation of programmes such as e-Learning Assessment Solutions (eLAS) for the benefit of the students. He said this software training would enrich the critical employability skills like technical and soft skills to reach their objective goal.
He expressed his thanks for providing the training programme free of cost to the students of JNTUK affiliated colleges.
Rector Dr K Satya Prasad, academics and planning director Dr GVR Prasada Raju, admissions director Dr Ch. Sai Babu and representatives from various affiliated colleges were present.
December 12th, 2012, 02:47 AM
World’s tallest Shirdi Sai statue to come up in Revuru (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=1&subCategory=2&ContentId=106046)
Kakinada: The sculpting of the world’s tallest statue of Shirdi Sai Baba is almost complete in Revuru village of Kakinada rural mandal in the East Godaavri district and arrangements are in full swing to install it. Organizers of Shirdi Sai Babu Sevasram is getting ready to install the 116-feet-tall statue of Sai Baba and it is expected that Revuru is going to be another destination for the devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba in the coming days.
Revered Guru Ammula Sambasiva Rao has named this as ‘Virat Shirdi Sai’. The sculpting of the statue has begun in 2011 and the installation celebrations would be organized from December 15 to 23 in the Sevasram in Revuru.
The trustee of the Sevasram, Ramakrishna Prasad, has informed that the statue would be installed on December 23. The statue has several specialities. It weighs about 1000 tonnes and Sai Koti stupa has been built on the pedestal of the statue to depict five crore Sai names.
January 11th, 2013, 04:47 PM
Infotech Enterprises opens development centre at Kakinada (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/infotech-enterprises-opens-development-centre-at-kakinada/article4298516.ece)
HYDERABAD, JAN 11:
Infotech Enterprises has launched its 7th India Development Centre at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. It has 850 employees now and has plans to ramp up staff strength to up to 2,000 by 2014.
The focus of the centre will be to deliver technology solutions to its oil & gas, energy and utilities customers. It is Infotech’s second centre in the coastal city.
The facility developed in a five acre, sprawling campus has a built up area of 52,000 sq.ft. It has a capacity of 650 seats, which will be increased to 1,500 by 2014. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, and Union Human Resources Development Minister, M.M. Pallam Raju, formally inaugurated the Centre at Sarpavaram, Special Economic Zone today.
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, founder and Chairman, Infotech Enterprises, said it was part of the company's strategy to grow inclusively by expanding operations in tier-II cities. It will also help boost the local economy by generating employment opportunities, he said in a press release.
The Hyderabad-based Infotech Enterprises has also set-up an Avionics M.Tech programme in JNTU Kakinada by providing an avionics lab, enhanced course curriculum and adjunct faculty. The first batch of students will be graduating this year.
Infotech also provides several scholarships for needy students of JNTU Kakinada.
January 16th, 2013, 06:09 PM
hello frnd i am chandu from kakinada
January 16th, 2013, 06:12 PM
kakinada lo IT tower.cm senkustapana chasaru.
January 16th, 2013, 06:19 PM
two malls are getting ready in kakinada 1.Big bazar(mall&multiplex). 2.SRMT mall.
January 16th, 2013, 09:37 PM
two malls are getting ready in kakinada 1.Big bazar(mall&multiplex). 2.SRMT mall.
Welcome to SSC :cheers:
Thanks for the updates. Veelu aithe konni pics post cheyi. :cheers:
Hope you can keep this thread with recent happenings in the city :)
January 17th, 2013, 04:59 PM
Welcome to SSC :cheers:
Thanks for the updates. Veelu aithe konni pics post cheyi. :cheers:
Hope you can keep this thread with recent happenings in the city :)
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January 20th, 2013, 07:39 PM
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January 31st, 2013, 09:19 PM
Canal Road to be made 4-lane (http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=5&subCategory=2&ContentId=117187)
Work will be completed by June 2015, says SP Singh
Kakinada: Steps are being taken to develop Kakinada-Rajahmundry Canal Road, which is being taken up with Rs 319 crore, into a four-lane road by June 2015, SP Singh, Principal Secretary, R&B Department, said on Wednesday. He participated in a review meeting with East Godavari District Collector Neetu Prasad at the Collectorate in Kakinada in connection with the extension of the road.
On this occasion, Mr Singh informed that two major roads in the State were being developed as four-lane roads with funds from the World Bank. Another road which was being developed as four-lane road was from Krishna district. He opined that the people of the district would benefit by the extension of the Canal Road and added that this road links Rajahmundry to Kakinada.
He predicted further economic growth in the two main cities in the district with the development of the road. He urged the district machinery and the R&B officials to work together to complete the programme quickly by terming this as a district project instead of terming it as mere R&B project. He made it clear that the World Bank project would be completed by June 2015 and called for steps to develop the road into a four-lane road.
He directed the Collector to complete the land acquisition in connection with the four-lane road in two months’ time. He asked the Collector to take steps to provide rehabilitation packages for the people who lose sites and properties in the land acquisition and made it clear that there was no dearth of funds.
He said identification of 860 affected people has been completed and urged for rehabilitation packages for them. He said 61 people have complained that their names were not included in the rehabilitation package and suggested to the Collector to issue a notification in order to provide rehabilitation package if there were any affected people in the list. He told the Collector to complete the process within a month and submit the report.
An NGO would be constituted to oversee the implementation of the rehabilitation package, he said and suggested implementation of rehabilitation package after convincing the land losers. He suggested to the Collector to take steps to complete the project within the stipulated time by conducting frequent review meetings with the R&B officials.
Mr Singh maintained that National Highway No. 5 from Gundugolanau in West Godavari district to Rajahmundry in East Godavari district would be extended as a six-lane road for 120 km in the first phase. He directed the Revenue officials to take steps for land acquisition for the extension works in 11 villages in Rajahmundry division and five villages in Amalapuram division in 45 km radius in East Godavari district.
Ms Neetu Prasad said that the district would benefit immensely with the development of the Canal Road as a four-lane road. She said steps would be taken to complete the project on schedule and to provide proper rehabilitation for the affected people. She made it clear that land acquisition for the road extension would be completed in two months.
February 3rd, 2013, 05:44 PM
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February 4th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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February 4th, 2013, 03:51 PM
^^ Good job kkd. I think we need to rename this thread to something more appropriate instead of just Kakinada Projects.
February 5th, 2013, 02:39 PM
^^ Good job kkd. I think we need to rename this thread to something more appropriate instead of just Kakinada Projects. thanks andi.
April 10th, 2013, 09:48 PM
Kakinada Deep Water Port plans expansion (http://www.projectstoday.com/News/Kakinada-Deep-Water-Port-plans-expansion)
Kakinada Deep Water Port is planning investment for deepening the entrance channel to 16 mtr from the current 14 mtrs.
Kakinada Deep Water Port will invest Rs 650 crore by 2015. The dredging project will be completed by December 2014 after which the port can allow up to 150,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage) vessels as against current capacity of 70,000 DWT vessels.
This will also enable the port to increase its cargo handling capacity. Also, the freight charges will come down for customers, who hire larger vessels.
Meanwhile, consortiums of Shell and GAIL are setting up two LNG terminals in the port premises with an investment of about Rs 7,000 crore. Each project will have an initial capacity of five million tonne. The port expects more revenues on the back of these projects as with the availability of LNG, the region would witness a lot of industrial growth.
May 4th, 2013, 10:37 PM
Murugappa group plans Rs 450 crore capex (http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/companies/murugappa-group-plans-rs-450-crore-capex_75508.html)
Chennai: Industrial conglomerate USD 4.17 billion Murugappa group, while consolidating its acquisitions of last year, will invest around Rs.450 crore to complete on-going expansion plans, a top group official said.
The group plans expansion of 20 percent.
"This year, our focus will be on consolidating gains from acquisitions and completion of on-going expansion plans. The capital expenditure planned by the group this year is around Rs.450 crore," A. Vellayan, executive chairman of the Murugappa Corporate Board told reporters Friday.
Citing the predictions of a normal monsoon this year, Vellayan said the various group companies would be on the growth path.
"We are seeing marked change in the agricultural sector. With the prediction of normal monsoon, the signs are positive for our fertiliser, sugar and agricultural business lines," Vellayan added.
According to Vellayan, the group is hopeful of logging 20 percent growth this fiscal owing to positive points like decontrol of sugar, contributions from acquisitions and the growth in financial services.
"We expect the financial services business (non-banking finance company and general insurance) to log around 40 percent growth this year," Vellayan said.
Last year the Murugappa group entities invested around Rs.850 crore on stake acquisitions in companies like Shanthi Gears Ltd, Liberty Phosphate Ltd, Liberty Urvarak Limited, Thukela Refractries, Isithebe and Andhra Pradesh Gas Power Corporation.
The group also consolidated its stake in Financiere C10, S.A.S. (Sedis), France, bought out joint venture partner Cargill's stake in sugar refinery Silk Road Sugar Pvt Ltd and sugar major EID Parry completed the merger of two plants of the subsidiary Parrys Sugar Industries Ltd with itself.
The Murugappa group outfits also initiated/incurred capital expenditure last fiscal totaling Rs.900 crore.
"Our total capital expenditure last year was Rs.1,750 crore," said N.Srinivasan, director-finance.
According to him the sugar refinery at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh will start operations next year and marketing teams have been put in place.
After being in operation for a brief period, the sugar refinery stopped for want of gas for its power plant.
Srinivasan said the power plant will now be powered by coal and there will not be any surplus power to sell.
"The original cost of the sugar refinery was Rs.320 crore and it now gone up by another Rs.150 crore," Srinivasan said.
He said the group's overseas investment arm based in Cyprus is not affected by the problem faced by the banking sector there.
May 8th, 2013, 12:41 AM
Shell inks Port Services Agreement with Kakinada Seaports (http://www.projectstoday.com/News/Shell-inks-Port-Services-Agreement-with-Kakinada-Seaports)
Royal Dutch Shell inked a Port Services Agreement with Kakinada Seaports Limited (KSPL) for setting up an LNG import terminal at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.
Along with the Port Services Agreement, Shell has also submitted a draft environmental impact assessment (EIA) report to the State Pollution Control Board in Kakinada for the proposed development of the Andhra LNG terminal at the Kakinada deepwater port. Initially, the terminal will have five million tpa capacity a year which is expandable to 10 million tpa a year. Shell has formed the project company, Andhra LNG Pvt. Ltd., as the venture to develop, implement and operate the LNG import and re-gasification terminal.
Earlier, on April 2011, Shell and Kakinada Seaports Limited (KSPL) signed the port services agreement, setting out the commercial arrangements underlying the development and operation of the required port facilities for the entire duration of the project.
May 14th, 2013, 11:19 AM
Floating LNG terminal at Kakinada port soon (http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Floating-LNG-terminal-at-Kakinada-port-soon/2013/05/14/article1589123.ece)
In a move that could put an end to power shortage in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Ltd (APGDC) and the Kakinada Seaport Ltd (KSPL) Monday signed an MoU to set up AP’s first floating, storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) based LNG terminal at the deep-water port at Kakinada on the east coast in East Godavari district.
The project will have an investment of Rs 5,000 crore spread over five years including Rs 1,500 crore for the proposed FSRU terminal to be operational in next 18 months i.e. by September 2014.
APGDC is a joint venture between GAIL Gas Ltd and APGIC, and KSPL, in its capacity as a concessionaire, will together invest in the project for which the financial closure is yet to be achieved. It will generate direct and indirect employment of over 1,000 persons.
“This will give APGDC the required impetus to fast-track its activities and complete the project in record time to ensure gas availability,” said chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, adding that the state would get about Rs 1,000 crore per annum towards VAT (currently at 14.5 per cent on natural gas) assuming capacity utilisation remains within the state.
According to officials, FSRU-based LNG terminal will reduce overhead costs associated with importing LNG from the west coast. It is estimated that at least $3-4 per MBTU can be saved with the project. Sectors like power, fertilizer, glass and ceramic, CGD and others are likely to benefit from the proposed terminal.
The project will come up in two phases. First, FSRU will be installed and commissioned for early start of import and re-gasification of LNG at Kakinada. This will be subsequently upgraded to a land-based LNG terminal.
The first phase will have a capacity of 3.5 MMTPA and subsequent migration to a land-based terminal whose capacity would be 5 MMTPA.
Natural Gas Key to Power Output: CM
Underscoring the current power supply and demand gap, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said the state is capable of having excess power supply if the available natural gas resources are effectively utilised.
“Hydro power generation in the state has come down from 9,000 to 2,500 million units. Similarly, gas-based power generation has plunged from about 15,000 to about 7,000 million units. To make up for this shortfall, we are buying power from all sources including naphtha, RLNG.”
According to him, the proposed FSRU terminal will help Andhra Pradesh save costs from the current `12 per unit due to double taxation and transportation to about `8 per unit. This in turn would be saving about `4 per unit.
June 17th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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June 17th, 2013, 02:31 PM
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June 20th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Indian space programme highly indigenous: SHAR Director (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/indian-space-programme-highly-indigenous-shar-director/article4834294.ece)
Kakinada, June 20:
India has made remarkable strides achieving 98 per cent indigenisation in launch vehicle technology and 60-70 per cent in satellite technology, according to M.Y.S. Prasad, Director of Sathish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR at Sriharikota.
He was talking to reporters here on Thursday after delivering the convocation address at JNTU-Kakinada.
He spoke about the role of engineers as technology leaders.
He said there was heavy demand for communication satellites in the domestic market and the number of transponders, presently 200, would have to be doubled in the next five years.
He said India would require at least 500 transponders.
In remote sensing technology also, the country achieved great progress and at present “India holds 15 per cent of the market share in the world for remote sensing imagery. We are also launching satellites for other countries. We have launched a French satellite and we will launch another,” he said.
Referring to space debris posing threat to satellites, he said he had represented India at the UN panel on the issue and opposed the move of the developed countries to bring about some sort of compulsory measures and international inspections to check the problem.
However, certain space debris mitigation guidelines had been formulated under which all countries would have to take some steps to curb the problem.
They would have to sacrifice roughly three months of functional time of a satellite to address the problem.
He said the work of representing India at the international panel had given him great satisfaction.
Prasad said two more launches were scheduled from Sriharikota – PSLV C-22 on July 1 and GSLV in the last week of July or first week of August.
He said there was a proposal to add one more launching pad at Sriharikota station in addition to the existing two.
He said 500-600 tonnes of propellant was also being manufactured at Sriharikota per annum.
Earlier, addressing students at JNTU-K, he said “You should not think of yourselves as a privileged lot and you should make all efforts to improve the lot of the poorer sections’’.
JNTU–K Vice-Chancellor G.Tulasi Ram Das presented the report.
Prasad, who graduated in engineering from the same college in 1974 was given a honorary doctorate.
June 30th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Hope Island to be made world tourist centre (http://www.thehansindia.com/2013/06/28/hope-island-to-be-made-world-tourist-centre/)
Kakinada: Efforts are being made to make ‘Hope Island’ as international tourist centre, Amalapuram MP GV Harsha Kumar said here on Thursday. The MP, along with District Collector Mrs Neetu Prasad, inaugurated a wood Jetty constructed at a cost of Rs 21 lakh sanctioned from his MPLads in Hope Island near Kakinada on Thursday.
He later distributed 18 solar electric lights to the beneficiaries through NEDCAP and inaugurated a solar television run by solar power set up at a cost of Rs 1.60 lakh. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Harsha Kumar said that a project report with proposals of Rs 5 crore has been sent to the Central Government to set up water sports and beach resorts in Hope Island.
He explained that steps are being taken to enhance basic amenities for the people living in Hope Island for the last six months and reminded that RO plant has been set up with Rs 20 lakh and sanitary latrines have been constructed at a cost of Rs 3.5 lakh.
The MP also informed that the boat ride also would be introduced from Kakinada to Hope Island soon and opined that large number of tourists could be attracted to island through the boat ride. He expressed hope that Hope Island will attract a large number of tourists not only from the country, but also from other countries in future. Speaking on the occasion, District Collector Neetu Prasad said the State Government has sanctioned a school for Hope Island to provide education to all the children of island.
She also directed the District Educational Officer to appoint an education volunteer with monthly salary of Rs 5,000 to teach children until the school is constructed. On the occasion, Harsha Kumar and the District Collector distributed 40 kg of rice to the families each who have stopped fishing during ban on fishing.
July 5th, 2013, 09:36 AM
In addition to this SEZ, GMR is exploring the possibility of developing another multi-product SEZ at Kakinada, spanning 10,000 acres in Andhra Pradesh. GMR has appointed a global consultant to prepare a master plan for the entire development area.
July 7th, 2013, 01:04 PM
AAI team inspects proposed sites for airport at Kakinada (http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/AAI-team-inspects-proposed-sites-for-airport-at-Kakinada/2013/07/07/article1671443.ece)
Another airport is slotted to come up in the port city of Kakinada which is already bursting at its seams. The proposal was mooted to cater to the needs of the people, considering the fast growth of the city on various fronts.
Kakinada MP and Union minister for human resource development MM Pallam Raju is trying hard to get an airport at Kakinada in addition to the one at Rajahmundry. Recently, a three-member team from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), inspected various areas around Kakinada, which included Rayavaram village in Pithapuram mandal, Nemam of Kakinada rural mandal, and Mulapeta of Uppadakothapalli mandal, for a suitable area for an airport.
The team also inspected the Kakinada Special Economic Zone (KSEZ), which has thousands of acres of land. It is also learnt that if the GMR group ceded 5,000 acres, there is a possibility for the construction of an international airport.
The government has to acquire at least 500 acres either at Rayavaram, Nemam or Mulapeta areas. If it is in KSEZ, there won’t be any problem of land acquisition, as the entire land belongs to it. The revenue officials also opine that land acquisition these days is difficult. But the team which inspected the areas underlined the need for an airport at Kakinada.
If an airport comes up at Kakinada, it will be convenient for the people of Amalapuram areas and interior places of Konaseema in the district. Kakinada is well connected by rail, road and waterways. The city has two ports, Anchorage Port and Deep Water port.
In addition, gas and oil explorations are underway in the Krishna-Godavari basin, concentrated mainly at Kakinada. Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, Oil India and Reliance Industries Limited are busy with gas and oil explorations. The Petro Corridor between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam is also expected soon with an investment of Rs 1 lakh crore.
At present, the officials of oil majors, businessmen, elected representatives of the twin Godavari districts board flights at Rajahmundry, which is about 70 km from Kakinada.
Meanwhile, the AAI is developing the Rajahmundry airport by expanding the runway for night landing and other facilities.
July 7th, 2013, 02:53 PM
Kakinada Special Economic Zone (http://www.idcarchitects.com/portfolio/default.asp)
Kakinada Special Economic Zone
East Godavari District, India
This new master planning project is helping the client position its development to attract major global industries in a setting with solid infrastructure, sensitivity to local conditions, and conducive to conducting international business.
Working with staff from six CH2M HILL business groups, IDCA is leading the planning process to develop a deep-water port Special Economic Zone over an area of 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) for importing and exporting products in a variety of markets including petroleum, biotech, and agricultural. The team includes staff from CH2M HILL's Power, Water, Transportation, Industrial & Advanced Technology, Energy & Chemicals, and Industrial Systems business groups, with CH2M HILL's Delhi office actively supporting the project.
IDCA's scope includes:
A Site Appreciation and Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis.
Two conceptual master plans to conceive refinery and non-refinery site alternatives.
A land use plan that identifies land use, spatial arrangements and functions for industrial, port, and commercial areas, a power hub, a transportation system including road and rail, open space and parks areas, recreational areas, and a services plan for infrastructure and other utilities.
A Conceptual Infrastructure Plan within the Special Economic Zone area that organizes the development's transportation network, water supply system, seawater intake system for the power hub, drainage network, sewerage and industrial effluent system, power supply system, solid waste management, gas distribution system, and other infrastructure that might be required related to operations for refineries, petrochemical industries, a thermal-based power hub, and solar manufacturing.
The project is an outgrowth of IDCA's previous work for one of the client group's primary members, GMR Group, a major Indian infrastructure developer with interests in airports, energy, highways, urban infrastructure, and Special Economic Zones. The new development is intended to operate in harmony with the active fishing industry along the site's coast, and is expected to produce a sizeable number of jobs in the region.
July 8th, 2013, 12:49 PM
If developed as per the plan it'll be another Texas in the making :cheers:
July 16th, 2013, 07:15 PM
2 LNG projects augur well for Kakinada deep-water port (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/2-lng-projects-augur-well-for-kakinada-deepwater-port/article4917997.ece)
VISAKHAPATNAM, JULY 15:
The Kakinada deepwater port, built by the Andhra Pradesh government and being managed by the private consortium, the Kakinada Seaports Private Limited, for the past 13 years or so, has only made slow progress over the years in increasing and diversifying its cargo, as many of the projects based on the port have not come up in the hinterland due to various reasons.
But of late, there has been some momentum, as two major LNG terminals – one to be set up by a consortium of Shell, Reliance and the KSPL and the other by AP Gas Distribution Corporation Limited (a joint venture of Gail Gas and AP Gas Infrastructure Corporation) and KSPL– are being set up here.
The acute power crisis in the State and the fall in production levels of natural gas in the D-6 field of Reliance (Mukesh Ambani group) in the Krishna-Godavari basin have prompted the State Government to expedite the projects at Kakinada.
Shell, Reliance Power (Anil Ambani group) and KSPL are setting up a five-million-tonne a year (mtpa) LNG terminal here, later to be expanded to 10 mtpa.
The draft environment assessment impact report has been prepared for the Rs 7,000-crore project and submitted to the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The State Government is also keen on expediting the other LNG terminal – a floating one with a capacity of 3.5 mtpa, which is to be upgraded to five mtpa.
The project cost is estimated at Rs 5,000 crores. The first phase of the project is expected to be ready by 2014, facilitating LNG import.
KSPL has a stake in both the projects, though it is not known how much. The early completion of the two terminals will provide energy to the gas-starved power plants in the Krishna-Godavari basin. It is expected that two terminals will trigger economic growth in the hinterland.
KSPL is also investing in deepening the approach channel from a draft of 14-16 m and dredging is being taken up for the purpose. The consortium is investing Rs 600-650 crore on dredging and related projects and by 2015 the port may be in a position to handle the bigger vessels, of 1,50,000 dwt, against 70,000-dwt vessels now. It will reduce the freight cost.
During 2012-13, the deep water port handled 12.4 million tonnes against 9.7 mt the previous year. During the first quarter of the current financial year, the port handled more than three mt and it is set to improve its performance this year substantially during the current fiscal, according to sources.
However, not much headway has been made in the implementation of the other major project – the Kakinada Special Economic Zone in which a major oil refinery is proposed to be set up by the GMR group.
Originally, it was proposed to be set up by ONGC, and a MoU was signed with the Andhra Pradesh Government, but ONGC backtracked expressing doubts over the economic feasibility of the project.
Subsequently, the AP Government signed a memorandum of understanding with the GMR group for setting up the 15-mtpa refinery and petrochemical complex.
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July 23rd, 2013, 12:04 PM
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July 26th, 2013, 12:00 AM
India — the world’s rice raja
The hub of activity has shifted in and around Kakinada where millers have established parboiling, de-husking, milling and sorting facilities. The eastern States have a local freight advantage for shipments from Kakinada. Some of the heavily subsidised rice/paddy under the targeted PDS also filters into export channels.
Source: BusinessLine (http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/india-the-worlds-rice-raja/article4953079.ece)
August 1st, 2013, 09:41 AM
Six special trains to Kakinada
Source: TNIE (http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Six-special-trains-to-Kakinada/2013/08/01/article1711968.ece)
August 8th, 2013, 01:18 PM
domestic airport in kakinada and vizag-kakinada costal expressway on the way
August 22nd, 2013, 02:39 PM
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September 5th, 2013, 11:16 AM
IIIT to be Setup in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh Soon
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Kakinada port shows growth (http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/vizag-port-continues-weak-show-in-cargo-handling-113101300672_1.html)
Kakinada deep water port saw some growth in cargo handling. During first half of this year, the port handled 7 million tonnes of cargo as against 6.1 million tonnes, thus an addition of 0.9 million tonnes.
Commodity-wise, it handled 2.5 million tonnes of coal, 1.3 million tonnes of granite blocks, 1.1 million tonnes of fertilisers.
"During 2012-13, Kakinada port handled 12.01 million tonnes of cargo, whereas by the end of this fiscal, we are expecting to touch 14 million tonnes," Kakinada port sources told.
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Government has santioned IITM in Kakinada: Pallam Raju (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/services/education/government-has-santioned-iitm-in-kakinada-pallam-raju/articleshow/25835830.cms)
RAJAHUMUNDRY (AP): The government has approved setting up of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Kakinada, Union Minister for Human Resources Development M M Pallam Raju said here today.
"The government has sanctioned an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. All the necessary efforts are being taken to set up the institute very soon," he said.
The union minister was in Kakinada to inaugurate boats club park in Boat Club modernised at a cost of Rs 60 lakh.
"Students in the district will get better education and employment opportunities through the IIIT," Raju said.
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