14 May, 2021

Joining The SDG Dots

The time for a piecemeal approach to sustainable development is long past

Joining The SDG Dots

The trajectory of development was redefined at the global level with the adoption of Agenda 2030 (popularly known as sustainable development goals, or SDGs) on September 25, 2015, by the UN General Assembly, which changed the focus from ‘growth-centric’ to ‘sustainable, inclusive, equ­itable and just’ development. PM Narendra Modi reiterated India’s commitment to SDGs at the UN and other international fora.  But has it cut ice at the operational levels? NITI Aayog, the nodal body envisioning and overseeing implementation, has tried to identify existing policies and relate them to the targets. There has been some visible involvement of states like Assam, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh—for insta­nce, Chhattis­garh’s Naya Raipur Declaration. Andhra Pradesh has an online dashboard for real-time monitoring of outcomes. The Union cabinet recently approved a high-level steering committee for periodic review of the national indicator framework for monitoring the SDGs. Government sources suggest framework has been finalised and...

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