Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the ‘post-bifurcation’ issues with the Telangana government have been sorted out. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Saturday, Naidu said bifurcation is a reality and both states need to move forward for better prospects. Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
Here are some excerpts from his speech:
We need to think of ways to reduce suffering caused by demonetisation. We need to think forward. One of the ways is the use of digital currency. For standby, there should be some physical currency too. You need currency if you visit small shops.
This decision will help improve transparency and reduce corruption and black money.
Amaravati will be a ‘blue and green’ city. It will be among the top 10 cities in the world. Linking of rivers has happened for the first time in Andhra Pradesh.
On stiff competition with Telangana
Andhra Pradesh does not have a shortage of resources, we can make the state a logistics hub. This year, our state ranked number 1 in ease of doing business.
On agriculture and farm income
I am focusing on agriculture and irrigation. I have waived off all loans up to Rs 1.5 lakh for farmers. I want to make AP one of the best cluster in the world in agriculture.
In a few years, Andhra Pradesh will be the best in primary and higher education in the country.
On how to ensure continuity in governance
Don’t lose elections. Keep winning them one after another.