The State government’s plan to construct landlord ports at Bhavanapadu (Srikakulam district), Ramayapatnam (Prakasam) and Machilipatnam (Krishna) is intended to give further boost to the maritime trade being largely done now by the State’s only major port at Visakhapatnam and the thriving private ports at Krishnapatnam (Nellore), Gangavaram (Visakhapatnam) and Kakinada (East Godavari).
The government with Government Order(G.O.) constitution of ‘Andhra Pradesh State Architectural Board’ for standardisation of architectural designs, plans, elevation, cost estimates etc. The Finance Minister will be its Chairman and Secretary - Finance (in-charge of Works Department) the member-convener.
The Orvakal airport on the outskirts of Kurnool city has got the approval of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after completion of all the mandatory safety inspections and creation of infrastructure. The airport though located at Orvakal will be called Kurnool Airport, Kurnool. The licence has been given to the Andhra Pradesh Airports Development Corporation Limited to operate flights. This airlines would start operating flights from March itself, adding that it was the first airport in South India to be entirely developed by a State government. the government had spent ₹150 crore on the fledgeling airport in 2020 and that it would give a fillip to industrial development in the backward region.
The government has directed the Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department (PR&RDD) to take steps for strengthening the LED street lighting programme – ‘Jagananna Palle Velugu’ – in coordination with the Energy Department.It has entrusted the repairs and maintenance of the LED street lights to the village secretariats.
Coinciding with the Kanuma festival, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on 15 january 2021 took part in the ‘Kamadhenu Utsavam’ (worship of holy cow) at a programme organised by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) at Narasaraopet. The TTD organised the event as part of its mission to protect cows. The TTD is organising the event in 2,679 temples across the State.