Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on Monday urged the Telugu diaspora to invest big in his dream capital Amaravati. He also exhorted young IT professionals from AP working in the United States to set up firms in Amaravati and other parts of the state.
Naidu, who met Telugu NRIs in San Jose in California and later addresseda meeting of AP Non-Resident Telugu Society in Iowa on Monday, had a piece of advice for them. "One should never forget their motherland. Today, Amaravati is in dire need of investments and it is time for Telugus living abroad to do their bit," he said.
He recalled that when MNCs started their operations in Hyderabad, infrastructure in the region had improved tremendously. "Now, Hyderabad is one of the best cities in India. The same will happen with Amaravati once MNCs set their foot in the new capital. I am confident about that,"the CM said.
On the fourth day of his US tour, Naidu had a busy schedule where he metscientists and experts in farm sector. He said AP was staring at a massive crisis when the state was bifurcated. He said the crisis could be viewed as an opportunity if Telugus residing in the US invested in Amaravati.
He said that AP will be on a par with California in terms of developmentby 2050. "Our aim is to become one of the top three states in the country by 2020 and become India's top state by 2029. To achieve this, we have prepared elaborate plans," he said. Naidu also explained the policies and schemes that are being implemented in the state.