DMPQ- Discuss the importance of Niti Aayog in developing plans and policies for continous growth and development of India.

. NITI Aayog has been entrusted with the role to co-ordinate ‘Transforming our world:  the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ (called as SDGs). Moving ahead from  the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), SDGs have been evolved through a long  inclusive process for achievement during 2016-2030. The SDGs cover 17 goals and 169 related targets resolved in the UN Summit meet  25-27 September 2015, in which India was represented at the level of Hon’blc Prime  Minister.

These SDGs will stimulate, align and accomplish action over the 15-year period  in areas of critical importance for the humanity and the planet. The task at hand for NITI Aayog is not merely to periodically collect data on SDGs but  to act proactively fructify the goals and targets not only quantitatively but also maintaining  high standards of quality. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has already undertaken  a parallel exercise of interaction with the ministries to evolve indicators reflecting the SDG  goals and targets.

To achieve these tasks, the draft mapping of the goals and targets as an initial step on  proposed Nodal and other Ministries has been carried out in consultation with MoSPI. Further, as an illustration, the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs),including the core  of the core’, ‘core’ and optional’ Schemes being implemented by the States have been  mapped along with some of the recent initiatives undertaken by the Central Government. In addition, Ministries are implementing Central Sector Schemes and States are also  implementing various State Schemes aligned with one or more SDGs.

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