Thiruvananthapuram: The state government is bringing out Vision 2030, a long-term plan for comprehensive development of the state in various sectors. A first-of-its-kind initiative by a state, the plan will be finalised by May after collecting opinion from the public, said chief minister Oommen Chandy.
The New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), which would prepare the long-term plan, made a presentation for the chief minister and the ministers after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. NCAER is headed by Nandan M. Nilekani.
Chandy said the thrust of the plan would be the overall development of the state in all sectors like infrastructure, transport, power and industries, considering the future needs and trends. NCAER would prepare a draft of Vision 2030 and it would be made available on the public domain, including social networks.
A presentation would be made for MLAs and opinion from college students, student representatives and youngsters would be collected on the draft plan. By May, Vision 2030 would be finalised.
“So far, only Five Year Plans were being prepared by the state, and it was for the first time that any state is making a plan for the next 17 years,” the chief minister said.