chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh reflects on sustainable development indicators at district level | Raipur news

RAIPUR: The government of Chhattisgarh is working on district and block-level indicators for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-12) – one of the SDGs established by the United Nations in 2015 – although a study identified that the revival of the old tradition of keeping cows in ‘Gothan’, solid waste management in Ambikapur and other state initiatives as successful practices for sustainable development in the state.
A report on “Sustainable Consumption and Production – A Consumer Perspective,” released during the Chhattisgarh state-level consultation on SDG-12, said the state planning commission is working on SDG indicators at the state level by forming 11 working groups, identifying the nodal departments for each goal and taking other actions.
Departments are advised to set annual and semi-annual milestones for SDG targets.
In the opening speech, Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Ajay Singh said that “unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which only apply to developing countries. development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are applicable to all countries. Assessment of India‘s progress after five and a half years of SDG implementation reveals that India needs an effective monitoring and data collection framework to achieve one of the consumption targets and of sustainable production (SDG-12) ”.
Prepared by CUTS International, the State Program Study on SDG-12 highlighted that Chhattisgarh has come up with some successful practices such as the establishment of Gothans as part of the government’s flagship program. Narva, Garwa, Ghurwa Baadi (NGGB) state where every gram panchayat builds a gothan on three hectares of land to provide sheds and pastures for cows, goats and poultry and organic manure prepared from animal droppings will be sold to farmers, who will promote organic farming.
Likewise, the report also praised the solid waste management practice in Ambikapur in Surguja district, the concept of garbage cafe – where people get free food by bringing plastic to the garbage cafe.