City-based industrialists are looking forward for the rare opportunity to meet the doyen of Indian industry, Ratan Tata who will be here to launch the Village Development Plans (VDP) of Vijayawada Parliamentary constituency along with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on August 24.
Mr. Tata’s last visit to the city was four years ago (in Aug 2011) in connection with a TATA Group company dealers’ meeting. The present trip is going to be a milestone both for the TATA Trust, headed by Mr. Tata himself, and the Government of Andhra Pradesh. TATA Trust is partnering with the State government offering a helping hand for the development of villages on a large scale.
By extending a helping hand in the development of 264 villages in four rural Assembly segments of Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency, it has opened a new chapter in the participation of private companies in creation of social infrastructure in the State.
Member of Parliament Kesineni Srinivas, who took the initiative in response to a call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to MPs to adopt villages under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), is in an exuberant mood as the well-known trust has readily agreed to change the rural landscape in his constituency and Mr. Tata, present Chairman Emeritus of TATA Sons, has chosen to personally fly down to launch the project.
The full New Report can be read from the The Hindu, 24th August 2015. The online version is available here!