The Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to spend a total of Rs 4,000 crore for the infrastructure development in various towns of the state, Y Ramakrishnudu, Finance Minister said.
He also said that the current percentage, 27 per cent, of the state’s population living in town, is rising due to migration from rural areas.
The state government is taking all the necessary steps, including development of infrastructural facilities in towns to meet the needs of total urban people including the migrants, Ramakrishnudu said.
“We have decided to spend Rs 4,000 crore for development of infrastructural facilities which will also increase employment opportunities,” he added.
He expressed happiness at the selection of Kakinada and Visakhapatnam by the Centre to be developed as ‘smart cities’ in Andhra Pradesh.
The minister said the government will utilise funds, both from the state and the Centre, for the development of Kakinada as smart city.
He also said that the state’s welfare programmers need to reach to the poor and other sections for their benefits.