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Soon, Andhra Pradesh to get an Aviation City with US help

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By Newsgram Staff  Writer

The US has shown interest in developing an Aviation City in Andhra Pradesh over 1000 acres of land, the state government said.

This was discussed during a meeting between Henry Steingass of US Trade Development Agency (USTDA), and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

For the proposed project, government will also set up a 1,000 MW micro power grid will also be set up.

Earlier, Vishakhapatnam was named among one of the cities that will be developed into a smart city. A task force has also been set up to implement the project.passenger-traffic-122999_640

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Andhra Government to Give Free Smartphones to 1.4 Crore Women

1.4 crore women in Andhra to get free smartphones

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The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to give free smartphones to all members of women’s self-help groups in the state to enable them to avail various government services on digital platform.

The state has around 1.4 crore members in Development of Women and Children in Rural Area (DWCRA) groups, popularly known as the women’s self-help groups.

The phones will have Android operating system and will come with a sim card with required speed, unlimited calls, daily 50 SMSes and 1 GB data.

K. Vijayanand, Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics and Communications, on Wednesday said Andhra Pradesh Technology Service will be the nodal agency for procurement of the phones.

A procurement committee will announce guidelines for the same.

OnePlus, smartphone
Smartphone by OnePlus. Flickr

A technical committee will be framing guidelines to distribute the phones.

The Internet is expected to increase the reach of citizen services being provided by the government. He said the move would help bridging the digital divide.

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The government is providing citizen services under various platforms like E-Pragati, Mee Seva, Yuva Nestam and Real Time Governance. There is also a toll-free number 1100 to lodge complaints.

There are already 900 web-based and 100 mobile applications available to provide various services to the people. (IANS)