Amravati: New Capital of Andhra Pradesh

  • 13 Jun 2024

On June 12tth , 2024, after swearing-in as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu confirmed that Amaravati will be the state capital.

Key Points

  • Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu floated the idea of Amaravati as the capital city when he became Chief Minister of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
  • It the ancient city and was the capital of the Satavahana dynasty.
  • It is located on the right bank of the river Krishna in Guntur district.
  • Naidu's brainchild Amaravati suffered a setback in 2019 when TDP lost power and YSRCP came to power.