Crescent Kashmir

Development Targets

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The J & K administration has set the target for the development and in this direction they are reviewing the progress at every level to keep the pace . Recently a workshop was held to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals . This workshop was held at the heels of a new partnership between the UT and NITI Aayog . The UT of Jammu and Kashmir and NITI Aayog , in technical partnership with UNDP , have entered into an agreement to establish a Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre ( SDGCC ) at the Planning , Development & Monitoring Department . This partnership will seek to strengthen the monitoring system of the state , derive actionable insights from data analytics , promote gap – based targeting and build capacities . The consultation in Jammu included sessions by NITI Aayog on the Indian model of SDG localisation , national and UT indicator framework by MOSPI , sharing of best practices on the adoption of the SDG framework by Gujarat , Uttarakhand , Haryana and Punjab , and on aligning budgets to SDGs . Detailed discussions and deliberations on the UT’s progress in adopting the SDGs , the progress and achievement pertaining to the goals and charting the way forward were the central themes across all sessions . Every session was followed by a question and answer session where participants gave their suggestions and feedback to the speakers . Secretary , PD & MD briefed the gathering that J & K has been a frontrunner UT scoring better than many States / UT’s in majority of sectors like health , agriculture production , education , renewable energy , providing civic amenities , enhancing forest cover , and ensuring gender equality esp during the last two years .

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