Aizawl, the 25th November 2021: Hnahthial District hosted a Sensitization Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals yesterday at Zofa Run, Lungleng Hnahthial. The Workshop was attended by officials of the Line Departments, Village Council leader and representatives of various NGOs.

Inaugurating the workshop, Deputy Commissioner of Hnahthial District Pu R. Lalremsanga stressed on the need for Government Departments to plan for a holistic and sustainable development that meets the needs of the present without compromising on the future. “Our Government is striving towards a more bottom up approach of development so as to meet the needs of citizens at the grassroots level,” he stated, and reminded the officials & other stakeholders present to work in proper coordination so as to realize their common goals of development and upliftment of the masses.

Introducing the Sustainable Development Goals to the attendees, Pu Lalchhuanawma Hrahsel, Chief Consultant, SDG Mizoram underlined the importance of the line departments in implementing the same at the grassroots level. He also explained the National, State and District Indicator Frameworks to the attendees.

Pu C. Vanlalzawna, Consultant, SDG gave presentations on Concept and overview of SDG in Mizoram and localization of SDG leh SDGs Indicator: National, State Indicator and District Indicators & Way Forward. Pu Vanlalhela, District Research Officer, Economic & Statistics Department Hnahthial proposed a vote of thanks.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The State Government of Mizoram renders concerted and coordinated efforts in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In Mizoram, Planning & Programme Implementation Department is the Nodal Department for implementing SDGs in the State, with a dedicated SDG Cell established within the Department. The State Government has developed a well defined monitoring framework with the State Indicator Framework and dashboard prepared, published and kept in public domain. District Indicator Framework (DIF) has also been developed after a series of consultative meetings with line departments. As many as 184 indicators and 31 line departments were identified for the implementation of SDGs at the District level.


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