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City development plan : greater Visakhapatnam

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The city of Visakhapatnam has implemented a number of reforms including e-governance and citizen-friendly initiatives. Vizag has been the first city in the country to implement e-governance and still leads in offering a variety of services to its residents online. The corporation is working closely with other planning and service delivery institutions in the city for improving the quality of life. The city is experiencing tremendous economic growth. The sectors contributing to city's economic growth are agriculture and fishing (primary sector), large, medium and small scale industries (secondary sector) and services (tertiary sector) that include trade and commerce, transport, telecommunications, management and consultancy services, education, etc. The Government of India has launched a major program viz., Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), for promoting reforms and investments for select 63 cities. Visakhapatnam is one of the eligible cities under the scheme. Under JNNURM, it is mandatory to prepare a City Development Plan (CDP) through a participatory and consultative process. The main objective of the CDP is to ensure a planned growth of the city and to make Visakhapatnam as a better alternative to the mega cities, guided by a shared vision for city's development.

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