In an interactive session organized by the Andhra Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu, met wit industrialist from Krishna and Guntur districts to get feedback on the policies that his government had launched on behalf of promoting business in the state. Others in attendance on the side of the government included, Industries Minister Amarnath Reddy, Industries Secretary Solomon Arokia Raj, Industries Commissioner Sidhharth Jain, Principal Secretary G. Sai Prasad, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Chairman Ahmed Babu, and CEO of Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board J. Krishna Kishore among others.
Speaking on behalf of the initiatives so far undertaken, the Chief Minister said that his government was “creating the perfect ecosystem for businesses to grow” and pointed out the various ways in which this was being achieved. From irrigation projects to improving the physical infrastructure to include all villages in the state to have proper road access, even touching upon the fact that Andhra Pradesh had the number position for ease of doing business compared to other states in the country, the Chief Minister assured the audience that it was in their collective best interests to promote business, and make the state ripe of investments from within and abroad for the benefit of all. Andhra Pradesh has already signed multi-million and multi-billion dollar deals with foreign manufacturers seeking to set up a base of operations in the state, some organizations like Flextronics, KIA Motors and Walmart who have pumped a lot of money into the state, and plan to invest a lot more in future.