| TNN | Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 08.07 AM IST
(Representative photo)(Representative photo)

HYDERABAD: The draft vision 2029 document of the AP government envisages “smart living for people” of the state while calling for rapid urbanisation, industrial growth, and development of infrastructure and logistics.

As on offshoot of these developments, the state will will have 43 percent of its population living in urban areas. It also expects increase in municipal waste and sewage generation by 1.5 times. Water usage will increase by five times. The document was circulated at the conference of district collectors in Vijayawada.

The vision 2029 document calls for a strategy for sustainable management of resources. The GSDP share is expected to touch 30 percent by 2029 from the current 20.71 percent. Industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, steel and cement, textiles, natural resource-based units, and small and medium scale industries are expected to show even more growth rate. As a result, water use is expected to grow by 22 percent. Solid, liquid and hazardous waster generation will also increase. The current power consumption is expected to go up by 775kwh to reach 3500 kWh by 2029.

Correspondingly, a threefold increase in energy demand is projected from the current 51 billion units to 179 billion units by 2029. This needs an installed capacity of 49GW by 2029 from the current capacity of 9.4GW. Nearly one lakh kilometre new roads are to be constructed by 2029. For infrastructure and logistics one lakh km new roads are to be constructed and maintained by 2029.

Apart from smart living, the vision document extensively speaks of terms like global competitive index, social development index, and happiness index along with a specific chapter on smart living with five integral components.

The 226-page document is divided into six ‘transforming’ areas (human development, inclusive growth, globally competitive, knowledge economy, sustainability and governance) and 12 basic needs for all (adequate safe drinking water, roads suitable for all kinds of weather, access to 24-hour power supply, digital connectivity, food and nutrition, security for all, decent and affordable, housing for all, hygienic settlement, villages and wards, access to affordable health, care and early childhood, development, good quality education and skill for all, safe net and financial inclusion for all)

It has also listed 12 ‘strategies for growth and transformation’. They are global competitiveness, ease of doing business, structural shift in economy, new enterprises, clusters, productivity improvement, skill development, lifelong training, technology upgradation, infrastructure upgradation, women workforce, participation, harnessing social capital, e-pragati, public finance efficiency and allocation.

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