AP VISION 2029

Urban Development – Summary

Report

AP is rapidly urbanizing with a growth rate of 7% in the last decade, accounting for nearly 30% of the state population in 2011. A strong correlation exists between urban population and economic growth, higher the urban population, greater is the economic growth due to agglomeration of resources, both physical and human. This calls for greater emphasis on improving living conditions and factors aiding economic growth in urban areas.

Urban development in AP encompasses the provision of employment opportunities, affordable housing, reliable and convenient services, clean and green environment, as well as building accountable and financially strong Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). The goals of urban development in AP is to achieve a better quality of life and social inclusion for all urban residents, a higher rate of urbanization driven by industrialization and improvement of productivity, and sustainable urban growth.

A snapshot of AP’s urban development vis-a-vis other states and cities

Indicator Andhra Pradesh Top State 2nd Top State
Level of Urbanization 29.6% 48.4% (Tamil Nadu) 47.70% (Kerala)
Access to basic services 67.42% 85.21% (Himachal) 85% (Uttarakhand)
Slum Population 38.3% 1.3% (Kerala) 2.9% (Goa)

The goals of urban development in AP is to achieve a better quality of life and social inclusion for urban residents, a higher rate of urbanization driven by industrialization and improvement of productivity, and sustainable urban growth that protect fertile lands and environmentally sensitive areas.

The vision statement for urban development in Andhra Pradesh is AP cities of 2029 will be Productive, Inclusive, Sustainable, Smart and Well-governed:

Strategic Initiatives:

Strategic Priorities for the Vision Theme Initiatives
Productivity
  • Growth-Pole & Industrial Node Strategies
  • State coordination in infrastructure and industrial investment
  • Skill training for urban residents and migrants
  • Improve and expand urban High level of unemployment rates and road networks
Inclusiveness
  • Integration of slum into city development
  • Smart Region Authority
  • PPP model in service delivery
  • Improve and expand to 100% coverage for water supply, sewerage, drainage and solid waste collection systems
Sustainability
  • Growth-pole Strategy position 3 major urban regions in low-risk locations
  • Disaster management plan for ULBs
  • State-level coordination in land use and environmental protection
  • Innovative solutions for solid waste management
  • Improve and expand to 100% treatment level of sewerage, solid waste systems
  • Building urban public transport systems for all Class-I cities
Smart
  • Integrated GIS-based Urban Data Hub
  • Smart City development framework for AP cities
  • Expansion of information hub / Mee-Seva centers to efficiently provide information and governmental services
Good Governance
  • Strengthening ULBs politically and financially
  • Reforms of revenue generation systems
  • Improve land inventory through planning and management to employ PPP models