The Sivaramakrishnan Committee, appointed by the Central government to identify capital for residuary Andhra Pradesh, submitted its report to the Union Home Ministry Anil Goswami on Wednesday, suggesting various alternatives for location of the capital of Andhra Pradesh and not one place.
The committee has also
rejected the location of capital in and around Vijayawada-Guntur,
saying that it will have long-term economic and environmental
consequences and suggested three regions, Vizag zone comprising VUDA
areas from Srikakulam to Kakinada; Rayalaseema Arc with Kurnool and
Anantapur; and Srikalahasti 'spine' for locating capital buildings
conscientiously avoided pin-pointing one place and suggested many
options in the main report presented on Wednesday. It is also learnt
that the committee recommended the AP government to adopt the
decentralisation of the development of the state and provide platform
for the holistic development of the state.
While talking to the
media, the committee chairman had hinted for adopting a 'Bhubaneswar
model', as it would be appropriate to be emulated for constructing a
capital for AP. However they insisted on development of all the 13
districts as growth centers which would lead to decentralization,
lessen the burden on the capital city.
appointed by the State government and headed by Minister for
Municipal Administration and Urban development P Narayana to identify
the capital, is yet to submit its report.