Resolution committing to focus on ‘holistic development’ in villages adopted by 21 central ministries | India News

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NEW DELHI: With nearly 68% of India being rural, 21 central ministries led by the ministry of panchayati raj on Sunday adopted a resolution committing to focus on holistic development in villages towards advancing the 2030 agenda for achieving the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The focus will be on “localisation of SDGs in panchayats” to meet the 169 targets adopted by United Nations members including India at the UN sustainable Development Summit in 2015.
Under the roadmap, 17 SDGs have been subsumed under nine themes the aim to make villages poverty-free, healthy, child-friendly, water-sufficient, clean and green, self-sufficient infrastructure, good governance, socially secure and women-friendly.
To mark the National Panchayati Raj Day, in a joint resolution all concerned ministries came together to recognise that action is required at grassroots level for…

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