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North East SDG conclave 2020 to be held in Assam


NITI Aayog, the policy think tank

The north east SDG( Sustainable Development Goal ) conclave 2020 is to be held between 24th  February 2020 to 26th February 2020 . This conclave is to be held in the north east sate Assam.  The national Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog , the policy think tank of the Government of India will organize the entire program in the capital of Assam,Guwahati.

The Conclave

The sustainable development goal is to be spread through this conclave. This conclave is very important for the north eastern states, mainly because the north eastern states are lagging behind compared to the rest of the Indian states in terms of development.  As India is aiming at achieving sustainable development goals as was set to be completed by 2030, this is very important for the India to improve the comparatively backward regions. The conclave will be attended by the chief ministers of all the north east states. The chief ministers from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Sikkim are to participate in the conclave.

Aim

NITI Aayog is the main catalyst of the government of India in case of the monitoring of the Sustainable Development goals which are to be achieved by 2030. This policy making agency of Government of India is currently monitoring the SDGs at national and regional level. This conclave aims at spreading the awareness about SDGs and implementing the same in the field of health and nutrition, skill development, connectivity entrepreneurship, education, infrastructure development, agriculture, sustainable livelihood, and over all, the climate adaptive agriculture. The respective sessions are to be executed by respective specialists.

NITI Aayog

The NITI Aayog (Hindi for Policy Commission) (abbreviation for National Institution for Transforming India) is a policy think tank of the Government of India , established with the aim to achieve sustainable development goals with co-operative federalism by fostering the involvement of State governments of India  in the economic policy-making process. Its initiatives include "15-year road map", "7-year vision, strategy, and action plan",  Digital India, Atal Innovation mission, Medical Education Reform, agriculture reforms (Model Land Leasing Law, Reforms of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act, Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index for ranking states), Indices Measuring States’ Performance in Health, Education and Water Management, Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Swatch bharat abhiyan, Skill Development, Task Forces on Agriculture and up of Poverty, and Transforming India Lecture Series. It was established in 2015, by the government, to replace the Plannig commission . The NITI Aayog council comprises all the state chief ministers along with the Chief Ministers of Delhi and Puduchery, the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar, and a vice-chairman nominated by the Prime Minister. In addition, temporary members are selected from leading universities and research institutions. These members include a chief executive officer, four ex-official members, and two part-time members.

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