The District Industries Centre (DICs) programme was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of providing a focal point for promoting micro, small, medium , large and mega industries in a particular area and to make available to them all necessary services and facilities at one place.

The District Industries Centre is headed by General Manager with the support of two Deputy Directors and two Assistant Directors and the field level operations are performed by the Industrial Promotion Officer from the erstwhile Taluk Head Quarters.  The entire DIC machinery implement policies and procedures framed by the State and Central Governments from time to time.

At present Industrial Development Policy (IDP) 2015-20 is in force w.e.f. 01-04-2015 to 31-03-2020, with the following Objectives .

  • To encourage the contribution of Manufacturing to GSDP from 9.9% to 15% and Industries to GSDP from 20.7% to 25% by 2020.
  • To attract investment to the tune of Rs.2.00Lak Cr by 2020(State level)
  • To create employment opportunities for additional 1 Million people
  • To improve the logistic facilities

The Thrust Areas:

  • Agro and food processing
  • Life sciences including Pharma and Biotech
  • Textile and Apparel
  • Mineral Based
  • Energy
  • Leather

Key Initiatives:

  • International Desk to facilitate assistance to Foreign Investors
  • Incubation Centres to promote startups and cultivate innovative ideas
  • Planned Development of Industrial Corridors, Industrial Parks and smart Industrial townships

Fiscal Incentives:

  • Power, Stamp Duty & Tax Reimbursements
  • Capital Incentives for adapting Green Measures
  • Incentives for Social Inclusion and overall development


    • Agriculture Sector
Agriculture Sector
1 PADDY 492000 15
2 RED GRAM 25000 40
3 BENGAL GRAM 150000 25
4 COTTON 278000(BALES) 30
5 TOBACCO 111000 25
6 SUNFLOWER 23000 10
    • Horticulture Sector
Horticulture Sector
1 CASHEW NUT 670 5
2 MANGO 64800 6
3 SWEET ORANGE 311900 23
4 LEMON 29900 25
5 BANANA 18900 11
6 PAPPAYA 66000 30
7 GUAVA 5600 15
8 CHILLY 70000 30
      • Eucalyptus, subabul and casurina are cultivated as social forestry with a production of 510000 tons(wood) every year. Bamboo cultivated in reserve forests, quantity yielding every year of 185000 tons.
      • Fisheries Development: 102 KM of Coastline, Shrimp Cultivation (350 Ha) with 2000 tons of shrimp production and Fishing with Modern boats in the sea. Salt cultivation in 7931 Acrs with annual production 120000 tons of raw salt.
      • Renewable Energy Sources: One Thermal Power Generation (16 MW) and 32 MW Solar Power Generation
    • Mineral Sector


Potential areas in the district:

Chimakurthy , Ballikurava, Santhamagulur for Granite resources , Martur and Addanki for Textiles units and Singarayakonda, Ongole, Kothapatnam, Chirala  are for Shrimp / Fish Processing, Markapur for Design Slates. Ulavapadu for fruits and Vegetable processing units and Giddalur Tomato Products.

    • Chirala and Vetapalem for  Garments and apparels , Chinaganjam, Singarayakonda for Salt cultivation
    • All the mandals of Prakasam District have scope for establishment of milk processing units.
    • Giddalur and Markapur have scope for establishment of Herbal and Forest based products.
    • One proposal for establishment of Aero and Defence  Plant at Donakonda
Present Industrial Scenario (Key Statistics)
Sl. No Sector No. of Units Invst. (Rs.Cr.) Emp.(No)
1 MSME 8395 16978 88177
2 Large & Mega Units 87 2979 22393
3 Large units under implementation 3 245 606

Sector Wise Industries at a Glance

Strong sectors in the district

Granite, Textiles, Tobacco Processing, Shrimp processing

Below are few examples-

Existing  Industries:

  • Kallam Spinning Mills, ITC Limited, NSL Textiles, Amaravathi Textiles, Idupulapadu Cotton Mills. (13 spinningmills with a capacity of 5lakhs spindles)
  • Southern Tropical Foods, Munnangi Sea Foods, Devi Sea foods, Royal Marine, Crystal Sea Foods(shrimp processing)
  • BVL  Granites, BVL Infra , Jyothi Granites Exports, Thulip Granites, Hues Granites,  Satya Exports,Southern Rock and Minerals(Granite slabs & Tiles –EOUs )
  • GSR Eco Bricks, Raghuram Hume Pipes , Segno Ceramics.(Ceramic tiles,Light weight Bricks ,cement hume pipes)
  • Brahmas Agro Industries, CAPOL, (Edible Oils Processing)
  • Teamec  Chlorate Ltd, JC Bio Tech Pvt.Ltd., Bhagiradha Chemicals and Industries Ltd.,(Chemical  Based)
  • Synthite  Industries(chilly oil and color)
  • ITC LTD.,M.L Agro Products Pvt Ltd., B.K.Threshers Pvt.Ltd.(Tobacco processing units)


Power Stations

Details on Wind Power/Hydel Power/Substations/Feeders

  • 32 MW Solar Power Station at Tarlupadu (V&;M)
  • 16 MW Thermal Power Generation at Maddipadu
  • 220/132 KV Sub stations at Ongole, Podili , Markapur and Parchur
  • 132/33 KV sub stations:  stations in operation-16 Nos.
  • 33/11 KV sub stations in operation: – 192 Nos.

Land & Water

Land availability

  • National Investment and Manufacturing Zone(Land identified in Acre.14230 )
  • Donakonda Mega Industrial Hub: 5680 Acrs. (Acquired).
  • >Food Park at Nagarajupalli (V) Martur (M): 200 Acrs(Identified).
  • Food Park at Kovilampadu (V) C.S.Puram (M) :41.56 Acrs(Identified)


Rivers: No major revivers in district

Medium size rivers are flowing in district i.e 1.Gundlakamma 2.Paleru 3.Musi 4.Manneru

Major irrigation Canal/Projects:

  • NSP canal – 173913 Acs Ayacut
  • Kommamur Canal ; 29106 Acrs
  • Rallapdu Reservoir: 5338 Acrs
  • Mopadu Resevoir:3350 Acrs
  • Paleru – Bitragunta canal:2939 Acrs
  • V.R.Kota lift irrigation: 2248 Acrs
  • Cumbum Tank -2810 Acrs
  • Gundlakamma Project:20000 Acrs(Linking of canal work under progress)
  • Veligonda Project:500000 Acrs (under construction)
  • Kanaparthi lift irrigation:2500 Acrs ayacut



    • National High with 6 lane: 117 Km
    • State high way :710 km
    • ZP roads of 1786 km

Other district roads :936 km

Railways: 227 km

Airports: One old Airport at Donakonda not in operation

Ports: No Major ports

Contact Us
Sl.No Name Designation Mobile Number
1 T.ANAND KUMAR General Manager 9640909824
2 K.Venkata Ramana Deputy Director 7997952395
3 J.Nagaraja Deputy Director 7997952394
4 G.Krishna Rao, Assistant Director 7997952393
5 B.Sambaiah Assistant Director 7997952392
6 M.Srinivasulu Reddy I.P.O 7997952391
7 S.Srinivas I.P.O 7997952390
8 G.Thomson I.P.O 7997952389
9 T.Uma Sankar I.P.O 7997952388
10 P.Rajesh Kumar I.P.O 7997952387
11 S.Dhanalakshmamma I.P.O 7997952386

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