Essel Group keen on developing integrated resort city in AP

Amit Goenka, one of the promoters of the Essel Group, CEO of Pan India Network Ltd and other executives of the Group, met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and updated the progress of the company’s work in support the state in developing smart cities.

The Group is currently working on developing Tirupati as Smart City.

During the meeting, Goenka told the Chief Minster that they are working on a waste-to-energy plant in Jamshedpur. Responding to this, the Chief Minister explained to them that he is the Convener of the Swacch Bharat sub-group of Chief Ministers and will be submitting recommendations to the Government of India.

“You can give us suggestions on the best technologies in waste management. We are looking at 1)Waste to Energy technologies, 2) Compostin, 3) Construction of sanitary household/community latrines, 4)Debris management,” the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also welcomed the Essel Group to participate in the bidding process of Waste to Energy plants that will be set up in the state. “We are also looking at working on smaller soild waste management plants,” Goenka added.

Stating that the Group is exploring the concept of Integrated Resort City, Goenka said they will soon conduct a feasibility study. “Andhra Pradesh has some of the best places. Explore the locations in the state and come up with a report,” the Chief Minister added.

The Chief Minister was informed that the integrated resort city has a great international market. “In Singapore, integrated resort cities have generated business worth $10 billion. This has created 22,000 direct jobs and 40,000 indirect jobs,” Goenka told the Chief Minister.

Replying in the affirmative, the Chief Minister asked to explore the concept, keeping cal culture and needs in mind. (INN)