Friday, July 1, 2022

Training on localisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through village functionaries

A training on localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through village functionaries for Rural Development (RD) blocks of Kohima, Jakhama, and Sechu Zubza under Kohima district was held Tuesday at Indian Red Cross Society Building, PR Hill Kohima.
According to a DIPR report, at the training, resource person principal ETC Phek, SIRD, Dr. Kedise Pucho, while emphasizing the concept of sustainable development goals, said the 17 SDGs and their 169 targets were adopted by the member states of the United Nations (UN) in September 2015.
He said the local governments have a crucial role to play in achieving the SDGs and the twin objectives of the Panchayati Raj system as envisaged by the Indian Constitution were to ensure local economic development and social justice.
Dr. Pucho said Panchayats were expected to play an effective role in the planning and implementation of functions related to 29 subjects enlisted in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.
He said Gram Panchayats (GPs) across the country are preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) presenting an opportunity for the GPs to synchronize their plans with SDGs.
Dr. Pucho mentioned that sustainable goals and gram panchayat development were about improvement in the economic and social condition of people and places, linked to addressing poverty, education, health, employment, infrastructure and facilities, basic amenities like housing, drinking water, Sanitation, and also about equity and enhancing human abilities. He also spoke about India’s SDGs Vision 2030.
Earlier, the handbook on sustainable development goals and gram panchayats was distributed to all the participants.
All the village council and ward chairman and VDB secretaries under RD blocks of Kohima, Jakhama, and Sechu Zubza attended the training.
The programme was chaired by BDO Sechu-Zubza, Kevilhouse, welcome address was delivered by BDO Jakhama, Khovi Thaprii and vote of thanks by BDO Kohima, Celin Thol.

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