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Naidu releases draft of ‘Sunrise AP Vision 2029’ document

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Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday released the draft of ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh Vision 2029’ document that envisions to “remould” the state into a “happy and globally-competitive society” by 2029

“The people of Andhra Pradesh envision transforming their state into happy, inclusive, responsible, globally-competitive and innovation-driven society through structural transformation and by sustaining double-digit economic growth to become one amongst the three best states in India by 2022 and the best state by 2029,” the vision statement said

Unveiled at the two-day conference of District Collectors here, it said, Andhra Pradesh will also adopt the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030, to direct and drive the social and economic development policies and programmes in the state

SDG-2030 contains 17 goals and 169 targets like ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable and combating climate change

“As some of the goals and targets in SDG-2030 are not of direct relevance to Andhra Pradesh, the state government has customised those into 12 goals and 115 targets that are directly consequential and on which the state will initiate action,” the statement said

Vision 2029 has been delineated into different programme phases with Vision 1.0 programme phase (2015-19) premised on endowing all citizens with their basic rights and saturating access to basic amenities to immediately advance their standard of living, well-being and happiness

The state, as per the Vision, targets to achieve a human development indicator of 0.7 that is rated as high by the UNDP by 2019 and a HDI of 0.8 (very high) by 2022

“By 2029, the government will ambitiously strive to improve the HDI of the state to a value of over 0.9,” the Vision stated

A Sunrise AP Vision 2029 Governing Board will be set up under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister for steering and mentoring the implementation of the Vision

The government projected that Rs 17 lakh crore will be required for building infrastructure in the state by 2029

The Vision foresees a “structural shift” with agricultural labour force declining from 55 per cent in 2014-15 to 40 per cent in 2029 and industrial workforce reaching up to 30 per cent

The Agriculture sector’s share in the state’s economy is expected to dip from 28 per cent in 2014-15 to 22-25 per cent in 2029. But the industry’s share will increase from 20 per cent to 25-28 per cent, the Vision document said.

–PTI

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