Dehradun: After many years, the country has got a stable government at the Centre which is a must for the all-round progress of the nation, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said as he exhorted the IAS officers to play a key role in India's development agenda.
Addressing the officers at Mussoorie's prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration on Monday, he also said that India can take advantage of its demographic dividend, largest English speaking population and information technology in pursuit of its development goals.
"After so many years, we have a stable government under the leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi," said Naidu, who had been invited by the academy at the inaugural session of the 11th round of a three-week mandatory mid-career training programme for senior IAS officers.
The chief minister told the officers that they have a key role to play in building a developed India and if they keep learning, then they can do wonders.
He said that he still considers himself as a student.
"Those who can learn continuously can do wonders...I learn from society, common man and administrators like you," Naidu added.
Highlighting how the use of technology can help in the country's overall development, he presented the case study of Andhra Pradesh which has implemented various reforms with the use of technology in the state.
"Through fibre grid, we want to reach the last mile by connecting every home in the state. Andhra Pradesh is leading with a steady growth rate.
"In the first quarter, it has achieved 11.72 percent growth rate while the country's average is 5.6 percent. We have selected ten sectors as growth engines contributing the maximum growth of the state," he said.
Underscoring the importance of environment, the chief minister said that the state was aiming to achieve 50 percent green cover by 2029.
"We are developing a smart water grid by conserving water and linking rivers," Naidu said.
Andhra Pradesh has achieved 100 percent electrification and 24/7 power supply to every household.
Now, we are going for smart power grid with the help of technology, he added.
"I had the fortune of building a brownfield city, Cyberabad. Now, I am building a greenfield city, Amaravati. My state, Andhra Pradesh is a new state, only three years old. It is like a small child. I will nurture it carefully," the chief minister said.
Presenting his strategy for building the state so that it becomes the best in the country by 2029, he said that the state was implementing latest technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, drones, sensors and geo-tagging to improve governance.
He also told about the concept of uberisation on how to utilise assets more efficiently.
During his presentation, he showcased CM Core dashboard built to facilitate real-time governance where the state can monitor welfare schemes and other government services in real time.
To promote good governance, we are using CM Connect, Praishkara Vedika, Kaizala and People First applications to address public grievances.
We want to ultimately achieve 80 percent plus public satisfaction levels, he said.
"One out of four IT professionals in the world is an Indian and out of every four Indian IT professionals, one is from Andhra Pradesh," he said.
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Updated Date: Sep 26, 2017 18:11:06 IST