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Andhra Pradesh has established itself as one of the most prominent connection points with major world markets such as Japan, South Korea and South-East Asia

AP is the fifth largest state with an area of 2,76,754 sq. km, accounting for 8.4% of Indian territory

The State is a logistics marvel on the eastern coast of India. With a coastline of 975 km, it is the second-longest in India. New business opportunities in Andhra Pradesh are plenty as the state has 1 major ports, 9 airports, 7087 km of national highways, 14,714 km of state highways and 3703.25 km of rail routes.

Andhra Pradesh is a power surplus state with 27 GW installed power generation capacity with over 40% contribution from renewables and the least power transmission losses. It has been ranked No. 1 in the implementation of Energy efficiency and conservation programmes by the World Bank.

For the year 2022-23, Andhra Pradesh’s growth rate is estimated to be 11.43%, higher than the national average. The State is ranked 8th in Export Preparedness Index 2022 and is recognized as an “Achiever” among the coastal states by DPIIT in Logistics Ease (LEADS 2023).

With 354 project proposals and investments worth INR 13 Lakh Cr committed at the Andhra Pradesh Global Investor Summit 2023, the State is poised for growth in marquee industries spanning across automobile & auto-components, electronics, food processing, biotechnology & life sciences, capital goods and IT/ITeS among others.

Sri City Special Economic Zone that houses 180 companies from 27 countries, is a key example of well-planned infrastructure that has created employment and generated industrial growth for the state. Andhra Pradesh is also strategically located in close proximity to other industrial behemoths such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, and Telangana.

BRAP ranking

Andhra Pradesh ranks #1 in the Business Reform Action Plan 2020 Rankings

industrial estates

Home to 534 industrial estates with best-in-class infrastructure   

Oil Palm

Largest producer of fruits, cotton and oil palm in India 


Textile and Apparel

Andhra Pradesh contributes to 7% of India’s total spinning, ginning and pressing capacity

Andhra Pradesh is among the largest producers of cotton, the 2nd largest producer of raw silk, and stands 4th in jute production in India. The state boasts over 200 ginning and processing units. The State supplies supreme quality yarn to top players in both domestic as well as international market. The State also is renowned globally for its rich handlooms.

Availability of resources along with the presence of a well-developed ecosystem makes Andhra Pradesh attractive for the Textile industry and offers immense opportunities for entrepreneurs investing in value-added segments across the textiles value chain.

For Long-term, sustainable growth of the textile sector, the state is committed to promoting Green Textiles and is focused on developing segments in short supply such as Processing, Garmenting, Technical textile (special emphasis on Agro & Medical textiles) & Textile Machinery Manufacturing

Infrastructure and Urban Development in Andhra Pradesh

Infrastructure and Urban Development

Andhra Pradesh has 1 major port, 9 airports, 132,415 km of road network, 3703.25 km of the rail network and 1095 km of the national waterways

There are at present 3 industrial corridors, 3 proposed greenfield airports and 4 upcoming ports. The state has 25 operational special economic zones and several national investment and manufacturing zones. 

Food Processing

Agriculture and Food Processing

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

Andhra Pradesh occupies a premier position in the country’s agribusiness industry with major contributions in the areas such as Aqua culture, Horticulture, Dairy and Poultry. Around 60% of the State’s population is employed in agriculture and related activities, which enables Andhra Pradesh to be a leader in hosting various downstream processing industries.

The GVA of the Agriculture & Allied Sector for the year 2021-22 is estimated to be INR 2 Lakh Cr, with a growth rate of 11.27%. The Agri & Food processing exports from the state for the year 2021-22 stood at INR 44,539 Cr ($5.95 Bn) registering a growth of 5.95%, despite the supply chain interruptions caused due to the pandemic. 

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Andhra Pradesh has a total installed capacity of around 27 GW, of which renewables accounts for 41%

Andhra Pradesh is a leading state in the country in promoting the renewable energy sector and is well-positioned to drive India’s sustainable economic development going forward.

The state has 11 GW of renewable power installed capacity of which small hydro power, bio-power, solar and wind energy contributing comprise 9 GW and hydro accounts for 1.6 GW, contributing 40.6% of total power installed capacity in the state.

With rich renewable energy hubs, carrying the potential for setting up 38 GW in solar, and 44 GW (at 100-meter hub height) in wind, Andhra Pradesh provides a conducive environment and excellent opportunities for investments in Renewable Energy.

Pharmaceuticals & Lifesciences

Pharmaceuticals & Lifesciences

Andhra Pradesh is home to 250+ APIs & bulk drug units and Asia’s first medical devices park – the ‘Andhra Pradesh Med-Tech Zone

Andhra Pradesh is renowned as one of the top hubs in the country for manufacturing pharmaceutical products.

Multiple large global firms have made the state their base and supply to their global clientele. The state is home to renowned pharma clusters namely Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City (JNPC), APSEZ Atchutapuram, APSEZ Pydibhimavaram, and APSEZ Naidupeta which host key pharma industries.

Andhra Pradesh has a robust pharma value chain enabling seamless to and fro linkages for product development and clinical research.

The State is home to 250+ APIs/Bulk Drug units of which 38 are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and 20 are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The sector has attracted over INR 18,000+ Cr ($2.5 Bn) investments as of FY 21-22, generating about 88,984 direct employments in total.

Andhra Pradesh aims to leverage the existing pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients to develop future-focused strategies & policies supporting global Pharma & Life Sciences companies.


IT and Electronics

With 3 successful operational Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs), Andhra Pradesh contributes to 10% of India’s Electronics production

Marquee electronics brands in the state such as Foxconn, Xiaomi, Karbonn, Celkon manufacture over 3.5 Mn mobile phones every month. The abundant availability of water and power in the state provides a conducive ecosystem for manufacturing High-end electronics such as Semiconductors, Fabs, Display units, Energy Storage, Solar Cells, etc. The state is developing the new EMC at YSR Kopparthy in Kadapa district, the only cluster approved by the Govt of India under the EMC 2.0 scheme, which offers best-in-class infrastructure coupled with incentives upto 100% FCI to companies.

Andhra Pradesh has 3 dedicated special economic zones for the IT sector and 25 private and state-run incubation centres around Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Krishna, and Anantapur districts. The State also has an IT Park in the Guntur district.


Automobiles & Electric Vehicles

Home to largest FDI in recent times from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, with presence of 35 Large projects and 20,000+ MSMEs driving vendor ecosystem

Kia Motors has set up its largest manufacturing unit in India in the Anantapur district with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. The state contributes to 10% of total automotive exports from India with the presence of leaders such as Apollo Tyres, Yokohoma Tyres, Isuzu Motors, Ashok Leyland, Bharat Forge, Hero Motors, Faurecia, Amara Raja group among others.

As one of the leading states to adopt Electric Mobility in the nation, the state’s attractive AP Electric Mobility Policy 2018-23 provides various fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for EV and components manufacturing, Charging, Generation & Refueling Infrastructure, Demand creation for EVs and R&D.

Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace & Defence

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

Andhra Pradesh has strong presence of Defence Public Sector Units. The state is home to the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam and Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Sriharikota, the primary spaceport of India.

The Hindustan Shipyard, founded in 1941, is a PSU that is focused on ship building, ship repair including major overhauls of Indian Navy submarines. The State is also host to marquee organizations in Defence such as DRDO, Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bharat Dynamics Ltd. etc., and provides a strong ecosystem in Aerospace & Defence manufacturing. 

AP has also established a dedicated Aerospace & Defence Park in Anantapur and Chittoor districts to leverage the manufacturing infrastructure. Andhra Pradesh is committed to become the chosen investment destination in India in Aerospace & Defence manufacturing with enabling policies, strong ports & airport infrastructure, natural resource base, skilled manpower and facilitating conducive business environment

Chemicals & Petrochemicals

Chemicals & Petrochemicals

Andhra Pradesh is one of the only four states within India with a Petroleum, Chemicals, and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) approved by the Government of India and is spread over 640 sq. km

Chemicals & Petrochemicals, constituting Oil & Gas, Fertilizers & Agro-Chemicals, Bio-based Chemicals, Battery Chemicals, Sodium-based Chemicals & Water Management Chemical manufacturing units, are the key contributors to the Sector.

In addition to having the largest PCPIR in the country, Andhra Pradesh, with its world-class infrastructure and multiple ports, is poised to become a hub for petrochemical product manufacturing driving economies of scale for downstream chemical industries thereby becoming a preferred investment destination for Petroleum, Chemical & Petrochemical companies.


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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 4.09% of the country's total population. The population of the state is approximately 89.58 Mn. Andhra Pradesh has availability of 50,000+ skilled youth.

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