Infrastructure Development is critical for economic growth and plays a significant role in setting up an enabling platform for sustainable economic development. It includes services such as water, power and electricity, telecommunications, sewage and sanitation, gas, roads, railways, ports, airports, which promote commercial activities, production and consumption. Further, financial services such as banking, industrial and commercial development, tourism and entertainment and other segments also significantly contribute to the growth process.

Infrastructure Development is critical for economic growth and plays a significant role in setting up an enabling platform for sustainable economic development. It includes services such as electricity, telecommunications, sewage and sanitation, gas, roads, railways, ports, airports which promote commercial activities, production and consumption.

Key Infrastructure projects:

Power sector is going to be the key growth driver. On the Power sector front, remarkable progress shown by the government in a short span of 9 months’ time bolstered the confidence of farmers, domestic users and industrialists.

Supply of 24X7 quality, reliable and affordable power to all domestic, commercial and industrial consumers ensuring seven hours of free power supply to farmers, to boost the growth prospects.

Big thrust is being given to renewable energy, particularly Solar and Wind. Ultra-mega Solar Parks are being setup by in Ananthapuram and Kurnool will augment the power availability considerably. Energy conservation and efficiency measures are planned in a big way. Replacement of all the domestic incandescent bulbs with energy efficient LEDs will save power in the State.

Port-led development is to be the focus. Andhra Pradesh is to be the gate-way of the State’s prosperity. Connecting the Ports with the neighbourhood areas through road and rail network and developing the inland and coastal water ways as major transport routes proposed to boost the economy manifold. Development of four new ports to set the stage for Andhra Pradesh to become the logistic hub and gateway to South East Asia is underway. Laying of three gas pipelines will add strength to the key infrastructure.

Green Field International Airport t near Visakhapatnam and modernization of three existing Airports at Tirupati, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry to international standards would give fillip to the aviation sector in the State.

Information Technology policy of the state aims to achieve 5 per cent share in national IT exports. The focus will be on development of two ITIRs, promotion of 10 IT hubs, 20 manufacturing clusters -and creation of five lakh jobs.

The new IT policy envisages broadband connectivity to every household.

High quality road projects, Tourism Circuits, water supply grid and metro rail projects are the other areas of infrastructure prominence.

The key focus areas of the departments under Infrastructure mission comprise development of ports, development of industrial growth corridors, establishing five state-wide grids on road, gas, water, fibre and power, transforming AP into a national and international logistics hub by putting in place an innovative and attractive policy and institutional environment. Infrastructure mission departments and sub-departments interact with other departments, within the state and also with line departments of Government of India, external agencies such as banks, other state governments, private agencies and development / funding institutions for discharging various functions and delivery of e-Pragati services.