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AP aims for sustainable double digit growth


Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will chair a two-day Collectors’ Conference on February 22nd and 23rd in Vijayawada.

The main agenda of the conference is Performance Assessment 2015-16 and Action Plan 2016-17 towards achieving inclusive and sustainable double-digit growth. It will hold elaborate discussions on the quarterly results, progress achieved and decide on an action plan for the way forward.

The two-day Collectors’ Conference will have six sessions. On the first day, budget, transparent governance, e-Pragati, Janmabhoomi, Farm Ponds (Panta Sanjivini), action plan for Kharif season 2016-17 topics will be discussed. Industrial growth, attracting investments, urban infrastructure development, expansion of the tourism sector, skill development and maximizing welfarefor the people will come up for discussion on the second day.

Sixth Edition of Collectors’ Conference in 2 years

The Chief Minister conducted the first Collectors Conference on August 7th, 2014. The first session held a discussion on the government’s vision to be amongst the top 3 states in India by 2022, be the best state in India by 2029 and be the most preferred destination by 2050. Each session of the Collectors’ Conference focused on the government’s vision towards development, reforms and an elaborate review on seven missions.

Day 1: 2016-17 Budget, Governance

The first day of the session will begin with a welcome address by Senior IAS A.C. Puneeta. Chief Secretary to Government S.P. Tucker will elaborate on 2015-16 growth and preparation for the 2016-17 budget. Later, Deputy Chief Minister Sri K.E. Krishna Murthy and Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu will deliver their addresses.

The Chief Minister will deliver a keynote address on ‘Transforming Governance for Inclusive and Sustainable Double Digit Growth’, setting the tone for the two-day collectors’ conference.

Principal Secretary (Finance) Dr. P.V. Ramesh will speak on Budget 2016-17. Later, the Chief Secretary will talk about GSDP Growth Rate.

In the first session on Governance reforms for Transparency and Efficiency, topics slated for discussion are e-Pragati and Janmabhoomi grievances. Ravindran Devagunam, PEMANDU Director, from Malaysia will talk on Governance Lab.

Rural Infrastructure and Employment will be discussed during the post-lunch session. Officials will submit a report on performance and action plan for Rural Water Supply and CC Roads under MGNREGS, Borewells, Farm Ponds and Water Status and Management.

During the third session, the collectors’ conference will discuss agricultural growth 2015-16 and create a plan for the 2016-17 Kharif season.

Day-2: Infrastructure, Investments, Skill Development, Welfare

On the second day of the Collectors’ Conference, the district collectors and APIIC officials will present a report on industries, land consolidation, agribusiness and tourism. On urban infrastructure, the session will give ratings to 110 municipalities in the state. The officials will also discuss on developing 3 AMRUT and 12 mega cities, taking Vizag as a case study. Setting up of Infrastructure fund will also be taken up.

During the post-lunch session, an elaborate discussion will be held on skill development and welfare. The officials will review how details of skilled youth can be linked to industries and investments, thereby creating one million new jobs.

Under Social Empowerment Mission, reports on Health, Women Development and Child Welfare, SC-ST sub plan, Minority welfare and BC welfare will be presented to the Chief Minister. The concluding session will hold a review on Law and Order of the state. DGP J V Ramudu, DIGs, Commissioners of Police and Superintendents of Police will participate in the meeting.

In his efforts to put the state on a growth trajectory, the Chief Minister holds Collectors’ Conferences regularly. The sessions are aimed towards sensitizing ministers, advisors, secretaries district collectors, heads of the Departments, officials and police personnel on the government’s vision towards achieving inclusive growth and proceed with a distinct vision. (INN)

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