Amaravati - Legislative Capital of Andhra Pradesh

The city of Amaravati is the legislative capital of Andhra Pradesh which lies close to the Krishna river and has a huge green landscape.

It is on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district and is a recently constructed planned city after the Andhra Pradesh split.

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What are the plans of the State government for the development of the city of Amaravati?

During its formative phase, the state government has developmental plans using 33000 acres of land that can be obtained from farmers of 29 villages. This was done as per the Land Pooling Scheme (LPS) which ensures the return of developed plots of 1,000 sq. yards for residential use and 250 sq. yards and 400 sq. yards that can be used by farmers for encouraging various commercial activities that already have dry and wetlands respectively. The government even introduced an early bird offer for farmers.

What are the views of Environmentalists on Amaravati?

Environmentalists have called Amaravati a disaster in the making since it is being built on a highly flood-prone and seismic zone.

When was the new capital Amaravati’s foundation laid?

The foundation of the Amravati city was laid on October 22, 2015.

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