Andhra to be slum-free state by 2014
The Andhra government has taken up an ambitious and comprehensive plan to make Andhra Pradesh a slum-free state in the next five years, Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy said in Hyderabad on Sunday.
He reviewed the progress of works under various urban development schemes, with Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Anam Ramanarayana Reddy and Principal Secretary, CVSK Sharma and Pushpa Subramanyam in Hyderabad on Sunday.
The Chief Minister instructed that the department undertake various infrastructure development works to facilitate a holistic growth of urban areas, so as to make them active growth engines of economy, the chief minister's office said in a release.
He said the state government would lay special emphasis on implementation of Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP), a Centre-sponsored scheme, under which integrated development of slums, including drinking water supply and sewerage management, housing, develoopment of roads and solid waste management programme would be taken up.
"Our objective is to make Andhra Pradesh a slum-free state by 2014," he said.