Urban Development

Andhra Pradesh (AP) is rapidly urbanizing. Urban population has grown by 7 % in a decade, accounting for 30 % of state population in 2011. This figure is expected to continue to increase to over 43 % in the next 15 years, contributing to an envisioned double-digit economic growth that is fueled by urban growth and development. Andhra Pradesh state’s Vision 2029 for urban development is to make AP cities of 2029, Productive, Inclusive, Sustainable, Smart and Well-governed.

Some of the most recent initiatives undertaken by the department are enlisted below:
  • There are 5409 slums in Andhra Pradesh; comprising of 64.5 Lakhs people (44.17%)
  • 16 smart cities, 3 under GoI mission and 13 identified by GoAP to be developed as major urban centres
  • 31 ULBs to be rejuvenated under Centre’s AMRUT scheme aimed at urban transformation
  • New ‘Economic Cities’ are being developed in Andhra Pradesh to promote walk to work environment by providing good quality of life. First of 100 proposed economic cities integrating jobs, housing and social amenities with a “WALK TO WORK” Concept in Jakkampudi, spread over 265 acres of land has been approved
  • The state has established Housing for all (HFA) scheme with a target of - 1 mn houses by 2025. The Initial coverage of 0.193 mn for 59 ULBs houses by 2019 has been announced
  • While the state has a lot to achieve on the drinking water front with only 45.48 % coverage for Household level piped water connections, the state has achieved 100 % Toilet coverage in all ULB’s with 93.57% door to door coverage in Solid Waste Management & 99.25% coverage in LED street lighting
  • LOA has been issued for WtE plants under PPP mode in 10 clusters of ULBs covering 63 ULBs to process 4471 MT of MSW