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Amaravati is New Capital of Andhra Pradesh (AP)

Andhra Pradesh’s government on Wednesday formally decided to name its proposed capital “Amravati”, after the capital of the historical Satavahana Kingdom. The decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who returned from Singapore with the first phase of the master plan of the proposed capital, chaired the meeting. The AP government plans to build a world-class capital at Thorrur in Guntur district, near Vijayawada and has procured 35,000 acres from farmers. The masterplan for the new capital city is being drawn out by experts from Singapore who handed over a draft to Mr Naidu on Monday. The chief minister suggested certain changes after which the final draft is likely to be ready in two to three weeks. The new capital has both "vaasthu balam and nama balam", the chief minister said, suggesting that it is according to the ancient and traditional Indian science of architecture and also that the name carried a lot of weight and strength. The other big challenge for Mr Naidu is finances. The fiscal deficit is close to Rs. 18000 crore. The government estimates they need at least 20,000 crores to build the new capital. But the Centre has so far sanctioned only Rs. 1500 crore. They have promised more after they get to see the final draft plan for the new capital.
About Amaravati: Amaravathi is the Capital city of Andhra Pradesh located north of Guntur City. It is also referred as Amareswaram, for its famous Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Siva, which is one of the famous Pancharamas. It was formerly known as Andhra Nagari. Krishna River passes through the east side of Amaravati


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