Amaravati: In a fervent appeal to the NRIs to invest in the rural economy to usher in change in its landscape, Chief Minister Sri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that his Government will extend all cooperation as the state is poised for a major leap towards development.

Addressing the Telugu community at the Dallas-based Convention Centre in the US on Saturday, he asked the NRIs to invest in industry, education, medicare, infrastructure development and other areas in rural areas that would bring in accelerated growth in the economy.

Transparency is the key word and the Government portal will have a window for NRIs who wish to invest and take things forward by constantly monitoring the progress, he said and asked the diaspora to invest in the upgradation of schools in which they have studied back home, the bus shelters they have been using, the medical facilities in their villages, towns and mandals.

All ventures will be named after the investors and the Government will work together with the NRIs to bring a big change in the rural landscape. Change should ring into the rural landscape for the growth of living standards, he said.

‘I invite you with open hands and an open heart to Andhra Pradesh. What you have back home is your own Government. You are welcome. Come to Andhra Pradesh, come with your family members, see the rural areas, see your parents, elders, friends staying back at home and be part of the development process.

The Chief Minister assured the NRIs that though you are non-residents by status, your investments when fructified will make you the permanent residents in the hearts of the beneficiaries and the people of your origins,’ he said.

For those coming in to invest in the schools they have studied, the local hospitals or for development of amenities in their native places, here is a big welcome from the State Government which will extend full cooperation and a portal for NRI investment related matters will be in place which you can monitor from time to time.

The Chief Minister has also briefed the gathering about the administrative reforms his government has taken up, the new legislations the state has passed and the policies aimed at transparency and corruption free governance.

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