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The World Bank called Andhra Pradesh –
‘The most reforming state in the country' in 1998.

Naidu, as he is popularly and shortly known, was able to attract massive Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into his state with a totally professional and electronic governing style, completely alien to Indian politics.
He was successful to the extent that both Bill Clinton, the former President of the United States, as well as Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, visited his state to review both development and prospects of FDI – by World Media

Specialty Definition: N Chandrababu Naidu - by Xpress News

But people tend to forget that AP, which was not even in the reckoning of top states in India,
in fact according to one survey 22nd 8 years back has climbed to the 3rd best state in a decade under Naidu.

What he has done is attracted the best companies, showcased what can be done by providing Hyderabad as an example and bringing in better governance and reforms. And this is a slow process especially when our own government employees do not want to work hard.

Hyderabad has been the cleanest city in India, voted for four consecutive years.

There has been no communal riots in AP, especially Hyderabad in Chandrababu’s time.

The Best Cities 1998: No wonder the third biennial BUSINESS TODAY--Gallup MBA Survey of The Best Cities For Business, 1998, reveals
Hyderabad, which has moved up from No. 12 in 1996 to No. 3 in 1998

Nothing exemplifies this better than the spectacular rise of Hyderabad in 1998, which is trying to replicate the growth-trajectory that Bangalore followed in the late 1980s

CEOs rank Hyderabad as No. 1 City.

India's National Magazine
From the publishers of THE HINDU
Vol. 16 :: No. 02 :: Jan. 16 - 29, 1999

Chandrababu Naidu’s vision ("Vision 2020"), epitomised by his declared preference for being designated as the chief executive, rather than as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

That vision involved transforming Andhra Pradesh into a haven of prosperity by the end of the second decade of the next century, merely by adopting a better commercial and corporate style of management of the human and material resources of the State.

Since such a vision presumed a high degree of centralised monitoring and control of developments in different spheres of economic activity, he chose the most obvious means to facilitate such control: information technology.

Sitting in the cybernetic comfort of his offices in Hyderabad, Chandrababu Naidu hoped to use an expensively built and ostensibly transparent management information system to access, act upon and monitor information on the myriad activities that constitute the development process of a State.

''Chandrababu Naidu has marketed the state very well to attract the Investors,'' says – B V R Mohan Reddy, chairman and managing director of Infotech Enterprises

''As far as investment is concerned, Naidu has certainly raised expectations,'' says
V K Srinivasan, former AP additional chief secretary.

''The Rythu Bazaar is a very good scheme in the urban areas,‘’ says Professor -
J V Prabhakar Rao, director, Centre for International Business, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

A financial publication named him 1998 Businessman of the year, another put him in a list of 50 stars of Asia. The 48-year-old leader has made Hyderabad a favoured investment destination for global majors.

I want to make Andhra Pradesh the best investment destination in the new millenium-

-N Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh chief minister

Nara Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh, with his stubbly beard, looks like a zealot. Which he is -- the hi-tech CEO of Andhra Pradesh Inc, toting his IBM Thinkpad with the fanatic zeal of the Taliban holding aloft his AK-47. Naidu, an eye on information technology (IT), wants to leverage the state's it strength for attracting investment capital

Naidu's goal is to turn Andhra Pradesh into a "modern" state, living down its past image of the agrarian backwaters of the peninsula. In over three years of his rule, Naidu has not only drawn respect of the world investment community -- he was highly praised by Bill Gates and World Bank President James Wolfensohn -- but has made the state eminently creditworthy.

Gateway of India
Hyderabad: November 2002

Andhra Pradesh CEO Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s dream “to see the world’s richest man in Hyderabad” became a reality when Microsoft chairman Bill Gates arrived here on a day’s visit, on 14 November 2002

Meeting “Naidu in Hyderabad” is one important agenda in Gates’ itinerary. In September 1998, Gates had promised Naidu that he would visit Hyderabad when Naidu called on Gates during his visit to the US to promote Andhra as a favoured IT destination

Gates’ heart is very close to India. He knows the strength of Indian human resources and also believes in them. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons why Gates set up Microsoft Indian Development Centre (IDC) in Hyderabad; it is the software giant’s only other development centre outside its headquarters in Redmond, US.

JANUARY 18, 2004

nly a chief executive Officer, not a politician, would have hit upon the idea of getting his state-capital to host an F1 race as part of an effort to get his state on a map. F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's recent admission that Hyderabad will host an F1 race, The Indian Grand Prix in 2007 (and for six years after that), is the latest in a long and growing list of items of evidence that point to Chandrababu Naidu's standing as an astute CEO.

F1 officials, say reports in the local press, have already identified around 1,400 acres of land in Gopanapally on the outskirts of Hyderabad as the setting for the Rs 1,100-crore project. Apart from the badge-value associated with getting on to the F1 circuit-today, only 17 cities in the world host these races-Naidu is hoping some of McKinsey & Company's projections about the economic benefits of hosting an F1 race come to pass. The specifics: The creation of 100,000 jobs and incremental tax revenue of Rs 41 crore

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