Hyderabad: Promising it all support from the
government, Andhra Pradesh is going all out to woo the Tata
group to invest big in the state and set up manufacturing
units, covering areas like Titanium refinery, steel plant and
expansion in the auto sector.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah has written to
Tata Sons Ltd Chairman Ratan Tata offering to allocate land,
either near Visakhapatnam or in north coastal districts of
Vizianagaram or Srikakulam, for a Titanium refinery.
"Raw material for the refinery is available in the
region," Rosaiah has informed Tata.
The Chief Minister had an interaction with Tata on
Sunday, at the inauguration of Tata Advanced Systems Ltd`s
helicopter cabin manufacturing facility here.
Rosaiah also urged Tata to consider expansion of his
automotive projects in AP for which "all necessary support
will be provided by the government."
He recalled that the Tata Group scouted for land for
locating their Nano car project near Hyderabad.
"In view of the growing automobile market in India and
the increasing market share of Tata cars of various models
they might be requested to invest in the automotive sector in
the state, either on the outskirts of Hyderabad or any other
location as per their choice," the Chief Minister`s Office
quoted Rosaiah as requesting Tata.
Similarly, he was informed that there is a good potential
for a steel plant in the state for which suitable site could
be allocated in Anantapur or Kadapa districts of Rayalaseema
"Since Tata steel project in Orissa is getting delayed,
Andhra Pradesh might consider to allot land required for the
plant either in Anantapur or Kadapa where suitable land is
available with rail connectivity to Bellary iron ore mines and
Krishnapatnam port," Rosaiah said.
He said that the state had earlier requested senior
officials of Tata Chemicals for investments in the petroleum,
Besides, Rosaiah has said, "Contacts were also made in
the past for investments in leather sector in Sri Potti
Sriramulu Nellore district where we are developing an
international leather park with the assistance of Union
Ministry of Commerce. We would be grateful if yours could be
the anchor industry in this world-class leather processing and