Krishna district, including Vijayawada city, is not in the Amaravati capital city area but huge banks of government land particularly in the forest department may bring many new developments and take the various areas to new heights. According to officials, projects like National Institute Fashion Technology (NIFT), Indian Institute of Hand loom Technology, National Institute of Designs (NID), International Convention Centre, Food Park zone, pharma hubs, oil refinery, fertiliser and chemical factory, along with Machilipatnam port developments are being established in Krishna district.
The forest department identified nearly 35,000 acres land that would be allotted for the purpose.
- As per reports, the location has not been identified yet for NIFT and IIHT even though they have been allotted for Krishna district.
- Several locations around Nuzvid have been proposed for the NID. The 20,000-acre forest land bank is available in the surroundings of Nuzvid.
- An international convention centre, international law school and leadership school are proposed at the Kondapalli area.
- Nearly 12,000 acres of forest department lands are available at Ibrahimpatnam alone.
- The district administration has proposed the Gudiwada area for a food park but MP Kesineni Srinivas recommended A Konduru area for the purpose.
- Two fertiliser and chemical factories are proposed at Jagaiahpet and Nandigama. The public hearing has been completed recently for establishing the units.
- On other hand, several oil companies have struck petroleum reserves in several mandals of East Krishna.
- The government also proposed to build an oil refinery at Machilipatnam and estimated that it would bring nearly 220,000 crore investments.
- Meanwhile, the government has initiated the Machilipatnam port works recently and Union ministry of roads and surface transport sanctioned expansion of the Vljayawada-Machilipatnam four-lane highway.
- The construction of Natyaramam has been initiated at Kuchipudi village at a cost of 2100 crore. It might attract more tourists and artists to the region.