The AP Government is drawing plans to develop 18 layouts in 12 towns on a pilot basis as part of an urban middle-class programme envisaged to provide low-cost plots. During a review meeting on solid waste management and urban housing held here on Tuesday with the officials, Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy suggested changes in the proposals laid for providing infrastructure facilities in smart townships.
The proposals are laid for designing smart towns of at least 25 acres to 200 acres, depending on the population of cities and towns. The plan is to prepare the layout within 18 months after work starts. During the review meeting, the Chief Minister said the goal is to provide high living standards to middle-class people and directed the officials to provide undisputed, non-controversial, clear titled plots with all the required permissions at affordable prices on a non-profit basis to them.
The officials discussed with the Chief Minister several of the plans already being implemented in various states and also how to create land banks for the scheme and develop infrastructure. The Chief Minister said that providing plots at affordable prices to middle-class people was a continuous process and plans should be made to provide plots to eligible beneficiaries as and when they apply. The officials laid proposals for building ring roads around towns. The designs of roads should be such that both the government and people who give land for the construction should benefit and smart towns layouts should come up around the ring roads, Jagan said.
The government will start the Clean Andhra Pradesh (CLAP) programme with a 100-day action plan to keep the state clean. Plans are afoot for NGOs and public participation in the programme which will have 3,825 garbage collection vehicles, more auto tippers, and over 6,000 bins and waste management systems in municipalities. Jagan asked officials to start bio-mining and said that there should be a change in cleanliness in the state with these programmes.