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Hyderabad not prime contributor to Andhra Pradesh, GoM told

November 08, 2013 12:57 IST

Hyderabad has contributed only Rs 20,022 crore out of Andhra Pradesh’s total revenue of Rs 1,27,866 crore. This information was part of a note circulated by the Union finance ministry to the Group of Ministers looking into issues leading up to the bifurcation of the state.

The break up of figures contained in the note suggest that Telangana without Hyderabad contributes Rs 41,391 crore, Rayalaseema Rs 18,215 crore and Andhra Rs 47,937 crore. These figures indicate that Hyderabad -- as being claimed -- is not the main contributor to Andhra Pradesh’s exchequer.

Many leaders from the Seema-Andhra region have termed this as nonsense. They say the government of India is lying to the people so that Hyderabad does not become an issue.

There has been a raging dispute over the status of Hyderabad as it appears that all along the only reason to oppose the formation of Telangana was due to Hyderabad, which many feels is the primary contributor to the exchequer of the state.

The GoM will meet members of the home ministry on November 12 and 13 to discuss various proposals that have been made.

The GoM which received around 20,000 suggestions during their meetings with political leaders from all regions of Andhra Pradesh have stated the following:

Seven IITs, four IIMs for Seema Andhra

International airport for Vijayawada

New airport at Tirupathi

Upgraded airport at Tirupathi

Upgraded airport at Vishakapatanam

Port development at Vishakapatanam to facilitate international cargo

Setting up of a committee to finalise water sharing issues from the Krishna and Godavari rivers.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru