Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh – Amaravati – at the Uddandayauruni Palem village.
The village is located 19 kilometer away from Vijayawada in Krishna District on the banks of River Krishna and is one of the three villages where the seed capital will come up.
The other two seed villages are – Lingayapalem and Thallayapalem.
Construction of new capital became necessary for Andhra Pradesh as the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, through which the state was bifurcated, mandates that Hyderabad will be the common capital for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana at most for 10 years.
After the stipulated time, Hyderabad, which is geographically located within Telangana, will remain as the sole capital of Telangana State.
The land need for Amaravti was collected on ‘pooling’ basis from farmers.