Andhra and Rayalaseema-at a glance
Andhra and Rayalaseema-at a glanceindia Updated: Jan 06, 2011 23:38 IST
Andhra and Rayalaseema comprises 13 districts
1.Coastal Andhra - 9 -- Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram, Vishakpatnam, West Godavri, East Godavri, Krishna, Guntur, Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore,
2. Rayalaseema - 4 Districts - Kurnool, YSR Kadapa, Anatapur and Chittor.
Population - more than four crore
Minerals- Lime stone, mica, asbestos, copper and iron ore.
Major economy - agriculture, industry, crafts.
Krishna-Godavari Basin rich source of natural gas, where Reliance, ONGC in operation.
Major crops- rice, sugarcane, cotton, chilli pepper, mango, tobacco, sun flower.
Major Irrigation projects - Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Prakasham Barrage in Vijayawada, Vamshadhara and Penna. Polavram on Godavari and Pulichintala on Krishna coming up.
Power Generation Projects - Vijayawada Thermal Power station (VTPS), Rayalaseema Thermal Prower station (RTPS), Nagarjuna Sagar Hydel power project, Srisailam Power Generation project and Sileru Hydel project.
Major industries - Godavari Fertilizers, Vizag steel, Hindustan Ship Yard. Hindustan Petroleum Refinery, Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels. BHEL-NTPC venture coming up at Mannavaram in Chittor dist. Several major ports - Vizag, Kakinada, Krishnapatnam etc.
Major Educational Institutions - Andhra University, Nagarjuna University, Sri Venkateshwara University, Sri Krishna Deva Raya University, IIIT- Edupulapaya.