Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 is a perception of the future, which reveals and points to something new, beyond what is already available and accessible. The goal of the Perspective Plan is to improve the quality of life of the people of Kerala to the level of Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland), by 2030. These countries have achieved high material, human, social and ecological development and a highly regarded balance of all aspects of development. In order to get there, we need a framework that defines clearly where we are today, what challenges we face, where we want to be by 2030 and how to get there. Perspective Plan for a State/region means creating a set of alternative long term development strategies and integrated implementation approaches, for reaching the goal of future development.
Perspective Plan is a plan for a fairly long period, say 15 or 20 years, less detailed and less concrete than plans actually implemented scheme wise. The purpose of a perspective plan is to set a 'perspective' for the short term plans. The short term plans, so worked out, would be such as to lead to certain long term results. Thus it is neither a fully worked out plan nor just a theoretical exercise, but a framework within which concrete short term plans can be fitted.
Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 presents a clear view of where we are, where we want to go from here, and over what time frame. It is a vision that will take Kerala from the present into the future; a vision that will guide us to make deliberate efforts to improve the quality of life of our people. Creation of a knowledge-based economy is central to this Perspective Plan. It is designed as a broad, unifying vision which would serve to guide the Stateâ€™s five-year development plans and, at the same time, provide direction to government departments, the private sector, NGOs, civil societal and local Government authorities. Therefore, Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 will create policy synergies, which will effectively link long-term perspectives to short-term planning. The plan will be implemented through the next four Five Year Plans.