Houses, cars and ACs for all in ‘Vision 2032’.
New Delhi: The government has envisaged a new India in which all citizens in 15 years will have houses with toilets, two-wheelers or cars, power, air-conditioners and digital connectivity.
Government think-tank Niti Aayog has prepared a draft three-year action plan which will be co-terminus with a 15-year vision document that the government is all set to introduce to replace the 70-year legacy of five-year plans. Niti Aayog’s vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya will be unveiling the draft three-year action plan on April 25.
The “India 2031-32: Vision, Strategy and Action Agenda” visualises a fully literate society with universal access to healthcare. It also calls for a much larger and modern network of roads, railways, waterways and air connectivity and a clean India where citizens would have access to good quality air and water.
It envisions that India’s per capita income would increase three fold to Rs 3.14 lakh in 2031-32 from Rs 1.06 lakh in 2015-16. Besides, it states that the country’s gross domestic product would rise to Rs 469 lakh crore in 2031-32 from Rs 137 lakh crore level in 2015-16.
The vision says that the Central and state expenditures will rise by Rs 92 lakh crore in 2031-32 to Rs 130 lakh crore from Rs 38 lakh crore in 2015-16.
The three year action agenda covering 2017-18 to 2019-20 was circulated to the Aayog’s governing council members on Sunday and would be finalised shortly.
According to the vision presentation, all efforts had to be made to realise the prime minister’s vision of a vibrant India by 2031-32. “We must transform India into a prosperous, healthy, secure, corruption-free, energy abundant, environmentally clean and globally influential nation,” the presentation said.
The government think-tank has divided the three-year action plan into seven parts, with each part having a number of specific action points. The first part focuses on ways to increase expenditure on health infrastructure. The second part deals with agriculture, industry and services.
The third part centres around transport connectivity, the fourth component is about innovation and entrepreneurship, and the fifth part is about governance and rule of law.
The sixth part envisions policy directions needed in the field of education. The last and seventh part is about environment conservation and water resources management.