About the sector
Andhra Pradesh is at the forefront of developing industrial infrastructure in line with the requirement of various manufacturing firms across sectors. The state-designated nodal agency, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), has developed over 534 industrial estates, with adequate infrastructures such as power, water, ETP, STP, common facilities, plug-and-play facilities, etc. These industrial estates have accommodated 18,725 units that have invested over INR 50,000 Cr (USD 6 Bn.) while generating employment for around 4 lakh youth to date. All its industrial parks are supplied with high quality and reliable power supply 24x7 with the help of a total installed power base of 25 GW and water supply provided at the doorstep of the industry wherever needed.
APIIC is also developing various industrial parks, both for MSMEs as well as Mega industries, with the help of various schemes from the Government of India such as Industrial Corridors under NICDC, Bulk drug parks under DoCPC, EMCs under MeiTY, etc.
Andhra Pradesh is the only state to have 3 industrial corridors Viz., Visakhapatnam – Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC), Chennai – Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC), and Hyderabad - Bangalore Industrial Corridor for accelerated development across the State. In these three corridors, the state is developing the best-in-class Infrastructure in industrial parks in various locations including Kopparthy, Acthutapuram, Orvakal, & Krishnapatnam.
Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) hosts three industrial nodes at Vizag, Chittoor, and Kopparthy. These are planned over an extent of ~33,000 acres out of which 30% extent is presently being developed as a ‘Start-up’ Area. Various industrial infrastructure projects with an estimated investment of ~INR 5,000 Cr have been envisioned in this corridor. The infrastructure within these nodes is being developed with strategic, technical as well as financial support from ADB. Projects planned under Tranche-I, with an estimated investment of ~INR 2,300 Cr (USD 300 Mn.), are being executed at full throttle and are at advanced stages of implementation, with some of the projects targeted to achieve completion in the upcoming quarter.
Chennai – Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) hosts an industrial node at Krishnapatnam, spread over an extent of ~12,000 acres. CBIC is being implemented with financial assistance from NICDIT. A start-up area of ~2,500 acres is currently being developed with an investment of ~INR 2,200 Cr (USD 280 Mn.).
Hyderabad Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (HBIC) hosts an industrial node covering Orvakal, Anantapur and Hindupur. Orvakal node is being developed over an extent of ~10,000 acres. The project has been approved by NICDIT and project development activities are being initiated. A project estimate for INR 1521.30 Cr (USD 200 Mn.) was submitted to NICDC.