Based on the research made by AP State Remote Sensing and Application Centre (APSRSC), the Andhra Pradesh government has recommended eight capital zones. The research was aimed to find the status of scientific indicators including availability of ground water, surface water, air, sea and road connectivity and availability of degraded forest land.
The eight recommended zones are Marutur, Donakonda of Prakasham district, Mangalagiri, Macherla, Bollapalli, Pulichintala, Vinukonda of Guntur district and Musunur (near Eluru and Nuzivid) in Krishna district.
Martur, Donakonda and Vinukonda have also got recommendation of Sivaramakrishna Committee, formed by the centre to locate the capital of bifurcated state. Further, the committee rejected Macherla and Pulichintala sighing both border to Telangana and prima facie may not be attractive locations for capital functions.
Explaining about the recommendations by APSRC, the director general Sanjay Gupta said, “The committee has given around 20 to 25 indicators like ground water availability, surface water availability in the basin area, road network, city or town population density, availability of land, airport and seaport connectivity. We have mapped all 13 districts and given the data. We have not given any recommendations we only gave information as per the indicators.”