New Delhi: The government on Wednesday informed Parliament that a total of Rs 12,476.76 crore has been released as special assistance to Andhra Pradesh, which includes Rs 2,500 crore for establishment of the new capital city of the state.
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the central and the Andhra Pradesh governments have been working together to implement the provisions made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (APR Act, 2014) which include establishment of several institutions and launch of certain projects, as mentioned in Schedule XIII of the Act. "Government of India has released a total amount of Rs 12,476.76 crore as special
assistance to the state of
Andhra Pradesh, which includes Rs 2,500 crore for establishment of the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh," he said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha. NDA constituent TDP has pulled out its two ministers -- Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Y S Chowdary -- from the central government over failure to grant special category status to AP. Ahir said the Andhra government has also communicated to the central government on the release of development grants, resource gap and Polavaram project.