Shilparamam in Vijayawada soon
Hyderabad, March 26 (INN): Tourism Minister Vatti Vasanth Kumar on Monday informed the State Legislative Assembly that a Shilparamam would be established in Vijayawada soon.
In his reply to a question raised by MLA Malladi Vishnu during Question Hour, the minister said the Centre has sanctioned Shilparamam at Vijayawada under 13th Finance Commission grants.
He said the decision to establish new Shilparamam units at Nellore, Anantapur, Warangal and Vijayawada was taken during January 2009. The Centre has recommended to spend Rs 5 crore for each of the four Shilparamam units for the period from 2010-11 to 2014-15 under the 13th Finance Commission.
Vasanth Kumar said that the Krishna District Collector has been requested to identify suitable land of about 20 to 40 acres for the establishment of Shilparamam at Vijayawada.
The establishment of Shilparamam will be initiated soon after the District Administration gives possession of land and funds are released by the Centre, he said.
News Posted: 26 March, 2012
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