Happy AP by 2029
- Naidu Releases Draft Document
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is known for his long-term vision. When he became chief minister for the first time in 1995, he had an international agency to prepare a vision document for him. It had become famous as Vision-2020. It was implied that Naidu hoped to be in power uninterrupted for 15 years (three terms) so that he could implement his vision and show the results to his people.
After a gap of ten years, Naidu became chief minister once again in the wake of bifurcation of the united State of Andhra Pradesh. He is not getting any younger but his enthusiasm for dreams has not be affected by age. His latest document released on Wednesday here was called ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh Vision 2029’. It can be implied that he wants to have 15-year term to implement the new vision to make Andhra Pradesh a happy place to live in. The document, the draft of which was released, envisions to remould the new 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 document stated.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had released the draft of the vision document at the two-day conference of the district collectors. The document said the State would adopt the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-2030, to direct and drive the social and economic development policies and programmes. SDG-2030 has 17 goals and 169 targets like ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable and combating climate change. Of these the government has customized 12 goals and 115 targets as the rest have no relevance to the State of AP.