To be presented to CM-designate N. Chandrababu Naidu after he assumes office on June 8. The 250-paged book has been divided into three major parts – baseline data of key sectors, an analysis of present infrastructure and present growth drivers and a road map for future.
Acharya Nagarjuna University has come up with a blueprint of the comprehensive development of Andhra Pradesh, a vision document, which would be presented to the Chief Minister-designate, N. Chandrababu Naidu, when he assumes office on June 8.
A team of senior professors led by Vice-Chancellor K. Viyanna Rao have burnt the midnight oil over the last three months compiling data and making a comprehensive analysis of existing infrastructure, human and natural resources and have identified key areas of growth in the coming ten years.
“We named the book Prospective Development Plan for Andhra Pradesh which has 30 topics relating to development and is replete with graphs, charts and tables. This is a comprehensive analysis of key sectors like agriculture, industry (small, medium and large), education, health, mineral resources, and opportunities in IT and tourism,” Dr. Rao told The Hindu on Tuesday.
The 250-paged book has been divided into three major parts – baseline data of key sectors, an analysis of present infrastructure and present growth drivers and a road map for future.
The idea to have a vision document was mooted by Mr. Rao soon after the A.P. State Reorganisation Bill was passed in the Parliament in February. The V-C commissioned an expert study on the infrastructure in 13 districts of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts.
Dr. Rao said that Information Technology has been identified as a key growth area. A blueprint for setting up of IT parks has been included in the book.
Tapping tourism potential on the vast coastline has been given priority. “We have not left out any sector. Even topics like biodiversity, environmental degradation, forestry have been included in the book,” Mr. Rao said.