WORKSHOP ON SDGs (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     6th November 2023        
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Context: NITI Aayog organizing a workshop at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, focusing on accelerating progress toward the domestic adoption and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Development Goals

  • About: It is the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
  • Adopted by: United Nations in 2015 
  • Vision: To achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. 
  • The 17 SDGs came into force with effect from 1st January 2016 as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • India is one of the signatory countries that has committed to achieving these goals by 2030.
  • India’s Ranking in SDGs: India has been ranked 112 out of 162 countries in terms of the SDG Index with a score of 63.45 out of 100.

NITI Aayog

  • About: It is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Union Government, providing both directional and policy inputs.
  • Establishment: In 2015 via an executive resolution by replacing the Planning Commission of India
  • Objective: To develop a common vision for both the Central and State governments, recognizing that robust states are the foundation of a robust nation.
  • To encourage an ongoing environment of competitive and cooperative federalism among the states.