Buddhist monks visit Amaravathi
Eight Buddhist monks from Singapore, Malaysia, Sri lanka, Thailand and Thai wan have visited the present Amaravathi and observed Buddhist- related places there. Sri Ajan Keng of Singapore has led the troop. They have visited ‘Dhyan Buddha’ project, ‘Amaravathi Sthupa’, ‘Kalachakra Museum’ and Archeological Museum.’ In addition to Buddha Gaya, Saranadh and Kushinagaram, Amaravathi is expected to be another tourist spot for Buddhists from all over the world. Amaravathi will get the past glory soon. The team hopes that infrastructural facilities at Amaravathi are improved soon. Permanent accommodation is to be provided for the Buddhist monks.
‘Green belt’ hinders development
A round table meeting on ‘green belt’ in Bapulapadu’ and Unguturu mandals is held at Gannavaram under the auspices ‘AP Rythu Sangham.’ Sri Babu Rao, CPM-CRDA zone convener has stated in the meeting that the ‘green belt’ would be hurdle for development of the Krishna district. He has stated that it should not be a curse but a boon. The Government of AP want to allot lands in the capital Amaravati area to Singapore and Japan. Those people would construct Apartments and Industries therein. The ‘green belt’ idea is prevent constructions in other areas until the lands and apartment in the capital area sold away.