Visakhapatnam, in short, is also known as Vizag or Visakha – The City of Destiny, a coastal district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India which is vibrant with many high-quality features and the city is growing over a footprint of 4873 Sq. Km in and around Visakha is being designed & developed by Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA)
The city is having a robust infrastructure and is well connected to the hinterland with multi-model transport connectivity by Air (A new and large International Airport under construction apart from the present international airport), Three Sea Ports to handle Bulk and Container Cargo Traffic, 8 and 4 Lane NH-16 Roads and Railway Trunk line connecting Metros Kolkata-Chennai-Hyderabad.
The transport and logistic connectivity attracted public & private investments in industries of Pharma, Shipping, Oil&Gas, Steel, Marine Food Processing, IT and Tourism sectors in Industrial clusters and in 4 SEZs. The city is having a significant literacy rate of 67.7% and provides high-quality human resources from 4 State Universities, 4 National Specialized Educational Institutions, 14 Engineering Colleges and 11 Polytechnics. All these features and characteristics with vibrant and harmonious industrial eco-system the Visakhapatnam city had contributed to the GDP of the State and Union and stood 9th in the economic position in India in terms of GDP and growth.
In view of the above, a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) initiative was taken by the Govt of Andhra Pradesh(GoAP) through its nodal agency Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) along with a private partner to develop an exclusive integrated Pharma City in Visakhapatnam with a Quality Infrastructure in an area of 2429 Acres including 600 Acres of SEZ for housing Bulk Drugs, Pharma, Chemical and allied industrial units.
Through a transparent bid process, Ramky Group was selected by GoAP as the private partner to develop the Pharma City along with APIIC through a special purpose vehicle entity “ Ramky Pharma City ( India) Ltd and has been christened as Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City (JNPC) as per the GoAP order G.O.No. 52 dated 21st Feb 2005 and made it operational from 2010. Currently, JNPC is housing 104 operating pharma MNC and domestic companies and accommodated around 30,000 employees complying with all the National and International Environmental and Social Standards and Regulations.
With the above Quality Infrastructure, the Pharma and Bulk Drug manufacturers can save up to 30% on the Capex Investment, 2 years of construction timelines, 5% on water & storage costs and 5% on the common services costs aggregating to a total of 40% of the project cost saving if they set up the project in JNPC.
The above cost and time-saving in JNPC is possible as all the developmental approvals are provided through a single window with affordable land availability integrated with all the utilities and common services needed for the Pharma & Chemical Industry available as per the International norms and regulations along with the social infrastructure in the JNPC to keep the Human Resources at good Happiness Index in a comfortable Eco-friendly environment.
|Parawada - 36 Kms South of Visakhapatnam town
|National Highway No. 5 is 2 Kms away from the northern park boundary
|A 4-lane road connecting to NH5
|20 km - Connects with all major cities in India
|30 km (Major Port)
|25 km (Minor Port)
|Visakhapatnam Railway Station
|10 Km (Ankapalle & Duvvada)
|National Power Corridor
|Reputed Corporate Hospitals
Excellent housing facilities and several tourist attractions
Leading Universities, Medical and Pharma colleges
To make Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City a preferred destination for pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, and other services by offering world-class infrastructure and environmental management.
Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City shall endeavour to provide cutting-edge pharmaceutical infrastructure to make its members globally competitive and allow them to focus on their core competencies.
Dr. Lal Krishna holds Ph.D in Environmental Chemistry from University of Madras with 30+ years of work experience in the area of General Management & Environmental Management System in Bulk Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Molasses Based Industries, Pulp & Paper, Petrochemical, Heavy Chemical, Textiles etc.
He has developed various new process for bulk pharma industry such as zero discharge of liquid trade effluents first time in India and Membrane Bio Reactor, composting of waste sludge from pharmaceutical manufacturing process.
Mr. P Eshwar Reddy has done his M. Tech., IIT, Delhi and B.E (Hons), Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani, Rajasthan.
He holds Professional Membership in prestigious Institutes viz.,
He has with him 42+ years of rich and varied work experience and has worked with Voltas Limited, Hyderabad; Siris India Limited, Rallis India Limited, Mumbai in various capacities.
Dr. Divakar Marri, currently working as the Vice President & SBU Head – SPV’s in Ramky Infrastructure Limited (RIL) since 2005 is a competent certified Project Management Professional with 25+ years of domestic and international construction industry experience encompassing project management, business analysis, corporate strategy, business planning, resource management, operations management and team management.
Dr. Divakar earned Doctorate in Project Management from Atlantic University, did his Masters in Civil Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Management and is a certified Strategic Management Professional from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India,Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute, USA, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) from Microsoft Corporation, USA, Certified Project Manager (IPMA Level C) from International Project Management Association, Switzerland, Certificate In Project Management (CIPM) from Project Management Associates, India, Certified in 11i Project Costing Fundamentals (ERP Business Suite) from Oracle University, USA, Certified Lead Auditor in Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems from Nigel Bauer & Associates, UK, Certified Lead Auditor in Quality Management Systems from Nigel Bauer & Associates, UK, Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting from Vivekananda Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, India, Certificate in Computer Aided Project Management (Primavera Project Planner) from Engineers Cadd Centre, India, Certified Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2000 from TUV Nord, India, Certified in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Safety from Indian Institute of Safety Management, India. He has a significant experience in overseeing operations for driving business by effective relationship management and delivery of value added service. Dr. Divakar Marri is an adept in managing large and complex projects with experience of establishing networks, quality management processes, environmental management processes and occupational health & safety management processes. He is a proficient in multi skills which includes Program Management, ERP implementation, Top Management Interaction & Negotiation, Creating & Enhancing Processes, Evaluation & Merit Rating of Business Processes and also has a great ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, assignments.
Dr. Ravi K Reddy is a Chartered Accountant and Business Advisory consultant for over three decades. He consults for many businesses, especially the small, medium and emerging enterprises. Ravi has wide experience in the areas of financial and management consultancy and had traveled extensively many countries as a member of various business delegations and for negotiating several joint ventures and collaborations. He has worked for a period of 4 years, in senior management capacity in the Finance Function of a Medium Scale Manufacturing Company at Hyderabad, before establishing the Chartered Accountancy firm – RK Reddy & Associates.
Dr. Ravi is passionate about rural empowerment. Addressing various issues specific to the massive challenge in the area of skills development in India for rural empowerment, is another area Ravi has been actively working for the past few years and he has been associated with Rural Economic and Educational Development Society – REEDS, a Not-for-Profit organization involved in formulating and implementing programs relating to various spheres of rural life. Recognizing his efforts towards rural empowerment, American Sentinel University, Denver, Colorado, USA awarded him with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 2015
Mr. V Murahari Reddy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Honours) from S.V. University, Tirupati.
He has over 56 years of total work experience. He has worked in various positions in Roads & Buildings Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh and retired as Engineer-in-Chief (R&B).
He also worked as Commissioner, Commissionerate of Tenders Govt. of A.P. He was the Managing Director of the Andhra Pradesh Road Development Corporation.
He is consultant to various State Governments and the World Bank in relation to Road Development Projects. He is also serving as an Arbitrator on behalf of NHAI and other State Governments. He is presently a visiting faculty at various institutes including the National Institute for Training of Highway Engineers and ASCI.
Mr. Siva S Reddy is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), he holds Degree in Commerce & Law.
He has 20+ of rich and varied experience in the field of Secretarial, Legal, Management & Administration.
Presently he holds the position of Company Secretary and Chief General Manager in Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), Andhra Pradesh.
He is also holding the position of Nominee Director in various JV Companies of APIIC.
Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao has over 30 + years of experience in the field of Management & Engineering with 9 years of Board Level Management and Institutional Development experience & expertise in Infrastructure & Industry, Banking & Finance and Business Schools & Institutions.
He has served in prestigious organisation viz., Govt of India All India Developmental Financial Institutions like IFCI Ltd & Subsidiaries, IIFCL & Subsidiaries, IDFC, IDBI, MDI and ILD.
Academics from prestigious National Educational Institutions platforms viz:
He also served as Member in Govt. of India, Planning Commission & RBI appointed high level Inter Ministerial Committees :
Dr. Maheshwari C.V. has done her M.Sc in Environmental Sciences and possess Doctorate in Environmental Sciences. She has passion about matters related to environment, innovating new technologies in the field of waste management, helping young talents achieve their goals, bridging the gap of demand-supply in the field of Environment Services. She was the one to First to set up decentralized sewage treatment plant below the ground in the city of Bangalore and established more than 200 plants, she was the first to set up Enzyme based Organic Waste Management System for ITC Limited in the City of Bangalore. She was awarded Best Women Entrepreneur during International Women’s Day, 2011 at Bangalore and Indira Priyadarshini Award in recognition of outstanding services, achievements and contributions on the 96 th Birth Anniversary of Late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi in 2013. She was a part of the delegation to Germany from Govt of Karnataka for the identification of technologies in the field of Waste Water Treatment during 2008 and was a part of the delegation to Germany from Govt of Karnataka for the identification of technologies in the field of Municipal Solid Waste Management in 2013. She was part of conducting many awareness seminars for bilateral cooperation for