The NITI Aayog signed the United Nations on 2018-2022 for the Sustainable Development Framework on September 28, 2018. Under this agreement, the two sides will work together to achieve sustainable development goals.
Chief Commissioner of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant and United Nations National Coordinator Yuri Afansiv in India signed the framework at a function. Deputy Commissioner of Policy Commission Rajiv Kumar was also present on this occasion.
In the framework, the strategy of cooperation between the Government of India and the UN team in India has been fixed, which will help in achieving sustainable development goals.
It includes 'poverty and urbanization', 'health, water and hygiene', 'education', 'nutrition and food security', 'climate change, green energy and preparations for dealing with disaster', 'skill, entrepreneurship, and employment generation' Focus on gender equality and youth development.
There is a provision of a budget of Rs 11,000 crore for implementation of the framework, in which 47% will be mobilized from various sources including private and government sectors during implementation.
It will focus on low-income seven states - Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh - along with the North Eastern Region and the backward districts marked by the policy commission.
In the year 2022, the 75th anniversary of India's independence is to be celebrated and therefore the period from 2018 to 2022 is important in the development of the country. In this regard, the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework increases. This will speed up the construction of 'New India' by 2022.