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 of India with 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 23,000 MW. 

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.

Amaravati, the upcoming greenfield capital city of Andhra Pradesh, is being built in collaboration with the Governments of Japan, Singapore and U.K. The capital city offers world-class infrastructure and is being promoted as the medical-tourism hub of India. 

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 is the 2nd largest producers of cotton and silk in India and contributes 13% to India's net textile exports.

Textile-based industries are clustered in Guntur, Chittoor, Kadapa and Kurnool. Apparel City in Visakhapatnam offers innovative ' fibre to store' concept. The state has 7% of India's total spinning capacity. Over $ 628 mn have been invested in the textile and apparel sector during 2015-17.

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Infrastructure and Urban Development

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

The state has the presence of 3 upcoming industrial corridors in the country, 19 operational SEZs and several national investment and manufacturing zones. Over $ 5.7 bn has been invested in the state in this sector during 2015-17.

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Agriculture and Food Processing

Andhra Pradesh is the world’s leading producer of seafood, fruits, vegetables and poultry.

It is home to India’s first ever river inter-linkage system that offers an extensive irrigation network to irrigate 8.5 mn ha of arable land. India’s Ministry of Commerce along with Iowa State University, US is setting a mega seed park in the state. The state has attracted over $ 3.85 bn investment during 2015-17.

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Power and Energy

Installed power capacity of Andhra Pradesh stands at 23,051 MW. Additional 4,000 MW thermal power plants are upcoming in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam.

The state also has India's lowest transmission and distribution (T&D) losses. It is home to the largest single location solar park in the world ‘Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park’. Over $ 14.8 bn have been invested in the sector during 2015-17.

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Biotechnology and Life Sciences

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

The state government envisages setting up Asia’s first medical devices park in Visakhapatnam. Over $ 4.4 bn have been invested in the sector during 2015-17.

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IT and Electronics

With several electronics bazaars and IT Investment Regions being set up, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is set to be established as a major electronics hub.

More than 20% of electronics manufacturers in India are based in Andhra Pradesh. The state has also planned development of 20 electronics manufacturing parks. Over $ 518 mn has been invested in the sector during 2015-17.

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Automobile and Auto-components

Andhra Pradesh has high-quality supplier base of automotive products and over 100 auto-component manufacturers.

Kia Motors has set up its first manufacturing unit in India at Anantapur with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. The new 2,833 ha Sri City has state of the art infrastructure for over 100 companies, including 45 MNCs. Andhra Pradesh has received $ 2.75 bn investments in the sector during 2015-17.

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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.

Many aerospace and defence parks are clustered in districts like Chittoor and Nellore. The state has an upcoming aerotropolis in Bhogapuram, aerospace and defence industry clusters in West Godavari, Vishakhapatnam, Anantapur and Krishna districts. Over $ 459 mn has been invested in the sector during 2015-17.

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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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    (Draft) Andhra Pradesh Export Promotion…

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    Andhra Pradesh Retail Trade Policy 2015-…

    To promote investments in the area, and formulate laws for t…

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    AP Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing…

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    AP Agricultural Marketing Policy 2015

    To create a market structure that is transparent and equitab…

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    AP Automobile & Auto Components Poli…

    To make Andhra Pradesh preferred destinations for automobile…

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    AP Biotechnology Policy 2015-20

    To enhance competitiveness to make Andhra Pradesh preferred…

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    AP Civil Aviation Policy 2015

    To improve air connectivity within the state and to promote…

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    AP Electronics Policy 2014-20

    To develop electronics industry as an important growth engin…

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    AP Fisheries Policy 2015-20

    Aims at creating an excellent environment to attract private…

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    AP Food Processing Policy 2015-20

     To capitalize on the rich and diverse food production base…

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    AP Industrial Development Policy 2015-20

    To establish state-of-the-art infrastructure, promote manufa…

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    AP Industrial Parks Policy 2015-20

    To promote and encourage development of world class industri…

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    AP Innovation & Startup Policy 2014-…

    To create a world class start-up ecosystem by fostering entr…

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    AP IT Policy 2014-20

    To promote start-ups and IT units developing innovative prod…

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    AP MSME Policy 2015-20

    To provide a conducive eco-system to encourage MSMEs and att…

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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

    To catalyze large-scale manufacturing-led economic developme…

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    AP Poultry Development Policy 2016-20

    To make Andhra Pradesh as the highest egg and poultry meat p…

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    AP Single Desk Policy 2015-20

    The Policy aims to provide all clearances required to setup…

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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

    To promote innovation, research & development in the see…

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    AP Textile & Apparel Policy 2015-20

    To modernize textile manufacturing and improve productivity …

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    AP Tourism Policy 2015-20

    To position Andhra Pradesh as a globally recognized tourism…

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    AP Wind - Solar Hybrid Power Policy 2018

    To provide and promote a framework for large grid connected…

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    AP Wind Power Policy 2015

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Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Andhra Pradesh

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  • Opportunity

    $13.8 bn

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$1.6 bn

Coal Based Power Project [Krishnapatnam]

State (s) Andhra Pradesh

$1.2 bn

Steel Project [Sreerampuram]

State (s) Andhra Pradesh

$1.2 bn

Theme Park Project [Amaravati]

State (s) Andhra Pradesh

$780.3 mn

Dedicated Freight Corridor Project [Hyderabad-Krishnapatnam]

State (s) Andhra Pradesh

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Major Investors