CM Baghel Links Development Plans to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

On Monday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said the government’s objectives and development strategy are tied to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Baghel was speaking at the State Level SDG Steering Committee’s inaugural meeting, which was convened to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals. Ending poverty, safeguarding the environment, eliminating economic inequality, and achieving peace and justice for all are among the SDGs adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. 

According to the Chief Minister, the administration is working to achieve the SDGs through various public welfare programmes. He presented the State Planning Commission’s “State Indicator Framework” for achieving the SDGs, as well as the “Baseline and Progress Report 2020” based on it. 

He claims that the ‘State Indicator Framework’ will aid in systematic evaluation and monitoring, resulting in better departmental plan implementation. According to Baghel, the District Indicator Framework will be finalized soon, following the State Indicator Framework’s lead. 

On the basis of their performance, each district will be ranked. According to Ajay Singh, Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission, two committees have been formed at the state level under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary to better execute the SDGs. The Collector will be the chairman of the district-level committees. 

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