Numerous projects have been taken up under Jalayagnam programme. The programme
      aims at completing the ongoing and new projects in a record time to provide immediate irrigation
      to water starved areas on top priority by mobilizing funds from all possible sources.
           Important power projects in the state are the Nagarjunasagar and Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
      Sagar (Srisailam Hydel Project), Upper Sileru, Lower Sileru, Tungabhadra Hydel Projects and
      Nellore, Ramagundam, Kothagudem, Vijayawada and Mudanur Thermal Power Projects.
      Vijayawada Thermal Power Station with an installed capacity of 1,260 MW and Kothagudem
      Thermal Power Station with an installed capacity of 1,220 MW are the main sources of thermal
      power generation. The 1,000 MW coal-based Simhadri Thermal Power Station aims at supplying
      the entire energy generated to the state.
           The state government is extending various incentives for SSI and tiny sector and large and
      medium scale industries. The state government has been promoting the manufacturing sector in a
      big way by providing concessions in power tariff, allotting land and relaxing labour laws in
      Special Economic Zones (SEZs).
      Mines and Geology
           Andhra Pradesh is well known globally for its variety of rocks and minerals and is called
      Ratna Garbha. The state has the largest deposits of quality chrysotile asbestos in the country.
      Other important minerals found in the state are copper ore, manganese, mica, coal and limestone.
      The Singareni Coal Mines supply coal to the entire south India. The state produces about 100 to
      110 million tonnes of industrial minerals and 200 million cubic metres of stone and building
      material. AP stands first in barytes and limestone production in the country.
      Information Technology
           Andhra Pradesh has been forging ahead in the sphere of Information Technology. It is ahead
      of other states in exploiting the opportunities to the hilt. The state government has introduced
      many schemes to utilize the maximum number of skilled human resources in the IT Sector.
      Roads: The total R&B network in the state is 69,051 km of which, the national highways passing
      through the state constitute 4,472 km and the state highways constitute 10,519 km. Major district
      roads constitute 32,170 km and rural roads 21,714 km. The density with reference to R&B
      network in the state is 0.23 km per one and 0.86 km per 1000 persons.
      Railways: Of the railways route covering 5,107 km in Andhra Pradesh, 4,633 km is broad-gauge,
      437 km is metre-gauge and 37 km is narrow gauge.
      Aviation: Important airports in the state are located at Shamshabad, Tirupathi and
      Visakhapatnam. International flights are operated from Shamshabad.
      Ports: There is one major port at Visakhapatnam under the Central Government and 13 non-
      major ports under state government. Ports offer tremendous potential for development and for
      the growth of a wide spectrum of maritime activities such as international shipping, coastal