NCC directorate may come up at Velagapudi

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) headquarters in New Delhi is proposing to create a new directorate for the State in Velagapudi.

The NCC groups located in Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Kurnool and Tirupati are being monitored by the NCC Directorate in Secunderabad even after bifurcation.

Deputy Director General NCC Directorate of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana P.Maheswar met the Special Chief Secretary (Sports and Youth Advancement) L.V.Subramanyam and discussed issues such as allotment of training areas for the groups, development and creation of new directorate in the State.

The new directorate requires five acres and each group needs about 25 acres for training. The Kakinada NCC group is the largest I the country with 13 units under its command including Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Remount and Veterinary squadrons.

The State government has sanctioned Rs.10 crore for various developmental activities for the year 2017-18 said Kakinada Group Commander L.C.S.Naidu. The Youth, Advancement, Tourism and Culture officials held discussions with the government for which Chandrababu Naidu responded positively to allot land at Velagapudi said sources.

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