Ad Here  
Readers' Mail Tough task taking states together S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Roaring Ro-Ro facility TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Small units prefers to remain small... The sea- saw battle continues... Excel Generators provide the vital back-up The few handicaps... CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Robber barons everywhere Should we change the official year? Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Discoms deserve better… A yen for wastage… Modi storms Silicon Valley Mu Sigma – is no more Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? More Shakthi to Das’ elbow TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Make standards certification mandatory... Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Tatas moving out of urea production... Editor's Notes Fortune for Indian Airlines IPL type auction for VCs? EEC at the National Media Centre He continues the focus on social amelioration A friendly business group Quality silica from Neyveli Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Mersal magnified Fortune 500 review Parliament in paralysis... TELANGANA at last…BUT The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu The why of tax incentives Multi-faceted Venkat Things happen by accident and not by design... Come elections, come advertisements... Preserving for the future TGS- The king storyteller Sweeter prospects for sugar When nations steal growth from one another… There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! ONGC at KG Basin Kudos to NDTV... Russi Mody – a tribute Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Plummeting profits of PSBs Delhi is distant CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? SoA @ 80 Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Why land prices zoom in TN? An inexplicable neglect Breaththrough in malaria control Polls and promises A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Towards speedy justice A welcome initiative by the judiciary When online building permits work…. Tax agriculture Streamlining mandatory third party cover A proud Madrasi Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan A glass full of corruption Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Auto components surge… No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu The rise and rise of KCP Where a state respects its litterateurs… CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Making ‘my Amaravati’... Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research EVM is tamper-proof IPL - no surprise this scam TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Moily’s bold thrust Sweet news for TN sugar mills Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Demise of a media baron... Shipping woes of Chennai companies When Ratan Tata visited SRM Kinetic Karnataka Cement prices continue to rise… Convulsions in The Hindu Alexa – Talking Wikipedia The rise and fall of Annamalai University S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines When the President was rendered homeless… Welcome focus on core competence Medical costs hit the roof... Solar thermal shines… Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Cutting the nose to spite the face Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Funding the un-funded Maximising the micro pricing … More heat than light Waning interest in public discussions… Telangana in top gear… Silver Years of Madras Musings Revving up the manufacturing sector For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Increasing non co-operation of state leaders The power-full Hindujas Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Music happens MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Tatas moving out of urea production... Five star activism stalls development activity The Jan Dhan bonanza Contrarian cousins B H Kothari - a tribute Pharma – overdose of copying Gas is the way forward Build close rapport with business leaders How Air-India loses customs... The Swadeshi Trump Which side are you, Montek? Delhi Chalo... Valli, they are more marginalised Banning booze... The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Where is Rajaji? Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Align crops to agro climate endowments… Building loyalty through the stomach Protest masters... Delhi is distant… Engineering seats go abegging Put expensive assets created to use... Strengthen the base... Paytm karo... Welcome GST He saved millions from starvation... The nuclear option This scant respect for Law Noble nonagenarians... Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Return to king coal for urea... Editor's Says Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Shale gas and its shallow future Haul over the coal Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Poor quality of university VCs PC’s preference for professionals IAS invades NDDB... Airlines in India: cost and space Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Revive development banks... Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Fuel for thought Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities TIAM turns a full cycle GNS - 100: our first subscriber Delhi returns to BJP Rahman at CIC Vibrant Gujarat Don’t seem to feel the pulse… London, London Narayan A more liberated TN… The Gulf aviation boom Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated West Bengal: mindless malignancy Solar, solar everywhere … GM Technology at last! Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai More tributes to GR CII projects higher growth… Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Muffled voices for merit… Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Another Indian music maestro at the UN An enemy’s enemy is a friend Of course, Gujarat is vibrant For whom the bell tolls? Gay abandon in pricing Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Road development slows down When small is no larger beautiful.. China invests in India Secularism and anti-Hinduism An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Tribute R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital A think tank for Chennai New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Nuclear power at the nucleus Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Kulandai was a giant No Maha Koottani in TN... Why this malaise in medical education? Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Modi and the lady A professional at the helm of IRDA... Intellectual of rare qualities Quality education through the PPP mode No engine for this car Shanti and Sadhana through Music …and of a popular trade leader The brown list of Venkitaramanan The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Tribute – M V Murugappan The star of Spencers is no more Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Wise Presidents Boy, can you beat these? Adharma of opposition politics More Shakti to resource mobilisation... The balancing act Sri Lanka votes for change
Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad

Chandrababu Naidu built Hyderabad as a thriving centre for economic activity. His focus on IT helped Andhra Pradesh catch up with Karnataka. In a very short time he built the Hi-tech city followed by the Hitex International Fair grounds. The National Construction Academy, International   School of Business, the Shilpakala Vedika... have been testimony to Naidu’s capacity as a builder of the capital. He also galvanised the enterprising spirit of Andhras. The state gained prominence for its enterprise, especially in the field of construction, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

There was nithya kalyanam and pachchai thoranam: Naidu organised national and international conferences on a continuous basis on a variety of subjects including the construction industry, science and technology and finance. Hyderabad gained prominence as a city where things were happening.

CBN assuming charge as chief minister of Seemandhara gives hope of building a new capital city with equal verve and passion. It would fit in with BJP’s plan of building hundred new cities. The capital is likely to be in the Vijayawada-Guntur region. His dream of building a Singapore in Seemandhara with wide roads and well-built housing colonies will be realised if he plans the capital as a hi-tech city with extensive applications of IT, with an underground metro, like Lutyens’ Delhi and Chandigarh. Like Kuala Lumpur and several Chinese cities he should focus on multi-storeyed condominiums that would tackle right from the start, the problem of housing for the masses.

The only matter for concern is the wild promise Naidu made in the TDP’s election manifesto of writing off the humongous farm loans of around Rs 55,000 crore. The new state can ill afford to implement this promise. With its precarious finances, the Centre cannot also support such a large demand. Of course, like DMK’s C N Annadurai’s promise of 3 measures (5 kg) of rice a rupee, it did help the TDP win the election. But implementing this is not going to be easy. Like the DMK, he can bank on the gullible voter.


Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236