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CM Rawat releases Uttarakhand Vision 2030 “ document


Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat released the “Uttarakhand Vision 2030” document at secretariat on Monday. He also launched the website of “Uttarakhand Vision 2030”. Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that “ Uttarakhand Vision 2030” visualizes our goals of 2030 and states where we are standing today. He said that the details of the projects which are in consonance with the goals of government of India and United Nations and which strengthen sustainable development have been incorporated in the document. He said that projects should start on time and should be completed on time based on results. “ The Uttarakhand Vision 2030 “ is an outline of future and economic development of Uttarakhand,” he said.

In the vision document, there are development plans for three years, seven years and 15 years to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG) by the year 2030.All the departments are making strategy to achieve the goals on time. The state Vision 2030 document has been prepared incorporating 17 sustainable development goals and its 168 sub-goals to be achieved on time. It also has different aspects of state government vision till 2030. Out of 17 sustainable development goals, there are four major themes which include continuous employment, human development, environmental sustainability and social development sustainability which have been highlighted in the document. There will be ease in preparing sector wise projects and it would also help in implementation of development works and its monitoring.

Five major growth engines have been identified for the economic development of the state. These include livelihood farming and aromatic and herbal farming, tourism development (adventure tourism, eco-tourism, spiritual and religious tourism, high end tourism, rural tourism) Ayush ( yoga and wellness centre development and encouraging health tourism), Green energy ( having smaller dams at local level and tapping non-conventional sources of energy), Forestry ( making scientific use of non-timber forest products to strengthen local employment, to develop picturesque locales near forests and to start employment oriented tourism and identifying eco-system services), C2N model to achieve the goals of SDG on time, coordination between various departments, rationalization of projects of same nature and convergence and networking of different national and international organizations, research institutes, universities and academia for financial and technical support to achieve the ambitious goals of SDG. The document also has the proposed projection of financial resources of the SDG in three years, seven year and 15 years period. The working groups formed under Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries and Secretary, Education for effective planning, execution and monitoring of sustainable development goals, have been expected to hold meetings at the earliest to prepare working plans for annual, three yearly, seven yearly and long-term working plans and also put in place monitoring frame work.

For data management of SDG, monitoring and evaluation, there is need to strengthen Directorate of Statistics and planning department which for quality of SDG indicators, monitoring and evaluation, unified MIS systems and GIS technology is required. Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretaries Om Prakash and Radha Raturi and senior officers were present on the occasion.

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