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Urbanisation to be key, 50% population will live in urban areas by 2047: NITI Aayog

Urbanisation to be key; 50% population will live in urban areas by 2047: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: NITI Aayog CEO Parameswaran Iyer on Thursday said that Urbanization is going to be the key as 50 per cent of India’s population will live in urban areas by 2047.

Addressing an event organised by the industry body FICCI, Iyer said many states had done wonderful work in solid waste management.

“Urbanisation is going to be the key. By 2047, 50 per cent of the population will live in urban areas, if you don’t have basic services in urban areas, then it is going to be a big challenge,” he noted.

He said the circular economy is now also becoming increasingly important. Replying to a question on issues of cleanliness of India’s tourist destinations, Iyer said,” If you want to promote tourism in India aggressively, you better have clean places around, you better have better behaviour by tourists and by the locals.” Most beautiful tourist destinations in India are littered.

NITI Aayog, Jammu and Kashmir:
For the initiates taken in the years 2020-21, NITI Aayog has praised the Jammu and Kashmir Administration for its vigilant participation and valuable feedback that has helped India’s progression in achieving 2030 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

An analysis of the NITI Aayog’s and United Nations joint report revealed that in an attempt to attain 2030 SDG goal, J&K has created an institutional ownership in which the administration has constituted a high level committee, headed by the Chief Secretary of the UT, comprising the Administrative Secretaries of related Departments to provide guidance and oversight.

“Department of Planning Development & Monitoring (PD & MD) is the nodal department for monitoring SDGs in the UT. The SDG unit of the Department of PD & MD coordinates with line departments regarding implementation of the SDG framework,” the report reads.

The report noted that among other states and UT’s, J&K had also established a robust review and monitoring system.

The joint report revealed that J&K has successfully prepared a State Indicator Framework as well as District Indicator Framework, besides preparing Metadata and sharing with all the departments and districts to ensure uniformity.

The SDG goal three of the 2030 agenda, which is related to good health and well being of people, addresses all major health priorities, including reproductive, maternal and child health; communicable and non-communicable environmental diseases; universal health coverage and access for all to save; effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines.

As per SDG India Index 2020-21 ranking, J&K’s SDG score had increased by 7 points in 2021 taking the total score to 66 and pushing the UT into the front-runner category. The UT showed an ‘incremental’ performance in SDGs of good health and well being of people with the composite index score of J&K having improved.

As per the reports Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog will be establishing more than 500 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in Jammu and Kashmir to nurture an innovative mindset among high school students. ATL is the flagship initiative of the AIM launched by the Centre to nurture an innovative mindset amongst high school students across India.

 

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