Hyderabad, July 01 (INN): For the second time in a row, Andhra Pradesh stood first as the most investment friendly State in the country.
As per the survey conducted by the Harvard Business School, Wall Street Journal, Hindustan Times of the 29 States in the country, AP stands first for the incentives provided to the industries and for the pro active policies of the State government. At a function organised in Ravindra Bharathi, the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy while expressing happiness over the State being selected as the most investment friendly State also said that the State has been in the foremost in the implementation of the 20-point programme and in providing faster services to the public through the Mee Seva programme.
The State has stood first in the implementation of the 20-point programme continuously for the last three years. The Chief Minister said that the last time the State stood first was in 1992-93 which incidentally was also during the Congress regime. He congratulated Dr. N Tulasi Reddy for personally supervising the works which has helped the State win the award. The Chief Minister said that the award is a fitting reply to those who have been critical about the State’s development.
Mee Seva has been launched to provide services in a transparent manner. The programme which was launched initially with 10 services is now providing 150 services. Daily on an average 1.80 lakh transactions are taking place. This shows that the programme has been very successful. No programme can achieve overnight success. Once the programme is launched, efforts will be made to identify field level problems and steps will be taken to overcome them, the Chief Minister said.
AICC General Secretary and Andhra Pradesh incharge Digvijay Singh, APCC Chief Botsa Satyanarayana, Ministers N Raghuveera Reddy, Ponnala Lakshamaiah, Dr. J Geetha Reddy, C Parthasarathi, Danam Nagender, D K Aruna, Galla Aruna Kumari, Kanna Lakshminarayana, Pithani Satyanarayana, Mukesh Goud, Chief Secretary Dr. P K Mohanty and others attended the meeting.