Chief Secretary VC Pharka on Wednesday said the state government was making earnest efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by year 2022 itself much ahead of the set timeline of 2030.Pharka was presiding over the interactive session to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) held here with the participation of senior officers of the state government and Technical Advisers from National Foundation for India (NFI).
The Chief Secretary said the main targets fixed for achieving SDGs by 2022 included bringing the percentage of population living below poverty line from existing 8.1per to 2 per cent universal coverage of safe drinking water supply to all households of the state and creating additional 30,000 hectares of cumulative command area (CCA) for irrigation.
The targets also included connectivity to all the panchayats with motorable roads, metalling and tarring of additional thousand kilometres of roads and hundred per cent electric connections to all the domestic consumers.Reduction in infant mortality rate from 35 to 20 per thousand of live births, improving sex ratio of number of females per thousand of males in the age group of 0-6 from 909 as per 2011 census to 940, making enrolment ratios for boys and girls belonging to all the communities 100 per cent in schools are also targeted in SDGs.
Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Finance in his welcome address detailed about the development indicators of the state. He said that Himachal Pradesh has adopted 16 out of the 17 SDGs which were relevant to the State.Ashish Kumar, former Director General, Central Statistical Office and NFI Technical Adviser SDG delivered a detailed presentation on “SDG Indicators and Measurement of Progress.”
Akshay Sood, Adviser Planning informed that the State government has conveyed its vision to the ‘Niti Ayog’ as per budget announcement made to achieve targets set under SDGs by 2022.Dr Shrikant Baldi, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Finance in his welcome address detailed about the development indicators of the state.
He said that the state had witnessed fourfold decline in poverty whereas national level decline was only two fold. He said that Himachal Pradesh has adopted 16 out of the 17 SDGs which were relevant to the State. He said that new SDGs were a broader sustainable agenda build on Millennium Development Goals.
Ashish Kumar, former Director General, Central Statistical Office and NFI Technical Advisor SDG delivered a detailed presentation on “SDG Indicators and Measurement of Progress”.Sumit Bose, former Union Finance Secretary and Revenue Secretary of the Union government and NFI, Technical Adviser on SDG delivered a presentation on “Resource Analysis and Allocation for SDGs”.
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