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Andhra Pradesh Cabinet clears the Proposal for three capitals: Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Kurnool

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On January 20, 2020 Andhra Pradesh (AP) Government has passed Andhra Pradesh Decentralization and Inclusive development of All Regions Bill-2020 for the tri-capital system. The bill proposes to make Visakhapatnam as the executive capital, Amaravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital of Andhra Pradesh. The aim behind this bill is decentralised administration that will result in socioeconomic progress at equal levels. Now the bill is presented before the legislative council.Key Points:

i.The bill also provides for dividing AP into various zones and for establishing zonal planning and development boards.

ii.As part of the bill village and municipal ward secretariats system which has brought in October 2019 has got the statutory backing.

iii.The state cabinet also decided to increase the ex-gratia paid to the farmers of Amaravati from Rs.2,500 per month to Rs.5,000 per month.

iv.The cabinet also approved the proposal of establishing the Amaravati Metropolitan Development Authority (AMDA) in the place of AP Capital Regional Development Authority (APCRDA) by repealing the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Act.

About Andhra Pradesh:
Chief Minister- Jagan Mohan Reddy
Governor- Biswabhushan Harichandan
Capital City- Amaravati
State Tree- Neem tree
State Flower- Water lilies
State Animal- Blackbuck
State Bird- Indian roller