Andhra Pradesh govt. Withdraws 3-capital Bill: Amaravati to be the Sole Capital of AP

The Bill is envisaged to make Visakhapatnam the executive capital, Amaravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the Judicial Capital of Andhra Pradesh.

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The Andhra Pradesh government has informed the Andhra Pradesh High Court that the decision to have three administrative capitals for the State is being withdrawn. Amaravati will remain the sole capital of the State, the Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh Subrahmanyam Sriram told the High Court on Monday.

The three capitals bill was opposed by Opposition parties and also the farmers from the Amaravati region who gave their lands for the capital.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court was hearing challenges to the said bills.

Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will make an announcement in the assembly to this effect soon.

The State will thus be repealing the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, and the 2020,and the AP Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Bill, 2020. These had received the Governor’s assent back in July 2020 and had paved the way for the State to have three capitals for its needs, executive capital at Visakhapatnam, legislative capital at Amaravati and judicial capital at Kurnool.

Amaravati- The bygone Capital City of Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act, 2020 is an act of Andhra Pradesh Legislature aimed at the decentralisation of governance in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The bill was proposed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to establish three capitals at different places in the state namely Vishakapatnam, Amaravatiand Kurnool, which will serve as executive, legislative and judicial capitals respectively.

The Act was mainly proposed to balance the Governance in all the parts of the state taking into consideration the aspirations of the people of all the regions of the state. The act was mostly derived from the principles of Siva Rama Krishnan Committee appointed by the Indian Government; G.N. Rao committee and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) committee appointed by the Andhra Pradesh Government.

The Bill is envisaged to make Visakhapatnam the executive capital, Amaravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the Judicial Capital of Andhra Pradesh.

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