The Centre has approved in principle 91 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for Andhra Pradesh, the highest in the country. Out of the 91 SEZs, work for 64 has already been in progress. The state government had taken care to ensure that only government land or one-crop land was acquired for SEZs.
The farmers, whose land had been acquired, were being provided alternative housing sites. They would be provided training for employment in the SEZs for which their land had been taken, she said.
During the past four years, Andhra Pradesh had attracted an investment to tune of Rs 17,000 crore and another Rs 38,000 crore is in the pipeline.