Largest exporter of marine products amongst Indian states

Andhra Pradesh has established itself as one of the most prominent connection points with major world markets.

The state is a logistics marvel on the eastern coast with a coastline of 974 Km which is second longest in India. It 6 ports, 6 airports, over 123,000 km of road network and 2,600 km of rail network and round the clock power supply . The state has an installed power capacity of over 24,000 MW. For 2018-19, Andhra Pradesh’s growth rate is estimated to be 11.02%, much higher than the national average 

Andhra Pradesh has industries around biotechnology, information technology (IT), textile and leather, automotive and auto components and agriculture sectors. Sri City Special Economic Zone that houses 150 companies from 27 countries, is a key example of well-planned infrastructure at a strategic location near Chennai.

Gas Field

Largest offshore gas field in India at KG basin

Oil Palm

Largest producer of fruits and oil palm in India


2nd largest producer of silk in India

Textile and Apparel

Andhra Pradesh has 7% of India's total spinning capacity and contributes 13% to net textile exports.

Textile industries are clustered in Guntur, Chittoor, Kadapa and Kurnool. The State has two dedicated special economic zones for textiles in Visakhapatnam and Nellore. The Brandix India Apparel City in Visakhapatnam offers innovative ' fibre to store' concept. The State is expected to attract $ 960 mn new investments by 2020.

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Infrastructure and Urban Development

Andhra Pradesh has 6 ports, 6 airports, 123,334 km of road network, 2,660 km of the rail network and 888 km of the national waterways.

There are two industrial corridors, three greenfield airports and nine non-major ports coming up in Andhra Pradesh. The state has 19 operational special economic zones and several national investment and manufacturing zones. 

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Agriculture and Food Processing

Andhra Pradesh ranks #1 in fish and shrimp production as well as in area and production of fruits and spices. 

Andhra Pradesh has India’s first ever river inter-linkage system offering extensive irrigation network for 8.5 mn ha of arable land. It has a dedicated special economic zone and an upcoming mega food park in Krishna district. The State is expected to attract $ 800 mn new investments by 2020.

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Power and Energy

Andhra Pradesh has an installed power capacity of 24,190 MW, of which renewable contributes over 39.5%.

Andhra Pradesh ranks #1 in 'Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness' index of the World Bank and has India's lowest transmission and distribution (T&D) losses. The State is home to the largest single location solar park in the world at Kurnool and has several solar, wind and hydropower projects coming up.

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Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Andhra Pradesh houses more than 200 pharmaceutical units and is among the top 3 states in pharmaceutical exports.

Andhra Pradesh is home to Andhra Med Tech Zone - Asia's first medical devices park being set up in Visakhapatnam. There are 3 mini life sciences parks and a mega life sciences park also coming up in the region. The State is expected to attract $ 960 mn new investments by 2020.

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IT and Electronics

Andhra Pradesh is home to more than 20% of electronic manufacturers in India.

Andhra Pradesh has 3 dedicated special economic zones for IT sector and 4 incubation centres around Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Krishna and Anantapur districts. The State also has an IT Park in Guntur district. The Government has planned development 20 electronics manufacturing clusters, an electronics hardware park in East Godavari district and several IT Parks around these regions. The State is expected to attract $ 6.4 bn new investments by 2020.

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Automobile and Auto-components

Andhra Pradesh has presence of over 100 automotive and auto-component manufacturers.

Kia Motors has set up its first manufacturing unit in India in Anantapur district with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. The State also has the presence of manufacturing facilities of Apollo Tyres, Isuzu Motors and Amara Raja Group, among others. There are planned auto clusters under development in Nellore and Chittoor districts and several world-class Automotive Suppliers’ Manufacturing Centres. The State is expected to attract $ 3.2 bn new investments by 2020.

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Aerospace and Defence

Andhra Pradesh is home to the headquarters of Eastern Naval Command of India and main satellite launch station of ISRO.

Andhra Pradesh has upcoming naval shipbuilding facility, weapons integration facility and missile-testing facility in Visakhapatnam, West Godavari and Krishna districts. A world-class MRO facility and air cargo complex are also coming up as part of the aerotropolis being developed in Bhogapuram. The State is expected to attract $ 3.2 bn new investments by 2020.

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About 70% of the population of Andhra Pradesh is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Andhra Pradesh, the 10th most populated state in India, is home to about 4.1% of the country's total population. The state's population of 49.4 mn is equivalent to the population of Spain.

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    AP Agricultural Marketing Policy 2015

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    AP Biotechnology Policy 2015-20

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    AP Civil Aviation Policy 2015

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    AP Electronics Policy 2014-20

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    AP Export Promotion Policy (Draft)

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    AP Fisheries Policy 2015-20

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    AP Food Processing Policy 2015-20

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    AP Industrial Development Policy 2015-20

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    AP Industrial Parks Policy 2015-20

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    AP Innovation & Startup Policy 2014-…

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    AP IT Policy 2014-20

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    AP MSME Policy 2015-20

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    AP New Sand Policy 2016

    The policy seeks to ensure availability of sand at affordabl…

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    AP Port Policy 2015

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    AP Poultry Development Policy 2016-20

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    AP Retail Trade Policy 2015-20

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    AP Single Desk Policy 2015-20

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    AP Solar Power Policy 2018

    To promote solar power generation in Andhra Pradesh

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    AP State Mega Seed Park Policy 2018

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    AP Textile & Apparel Policy 2015-20

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    AP Tourism Policy 2015-20

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    AP Wind - Solar Hybrid Power Policy 2018

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Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Andhra Pradesh

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    $7.18 bn

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$1.32 bn

Coal Based Power Project

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$1.1 bn

Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project

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$1.06 bn

Sreerampuram Steel Project

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$250.93 mn

Chennayapalem Integrated Cement Plant Project

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