Editorial, December 2018

As per the SDG India index 2018, released by NITI AAYOG in December 2018, Uttarakhand is among the front-runners in Country, there is a ray of hope that by 2030, Uttarakhand will be a strong and a sustainably developed contender for other states in the country. The SDG index shows there is a potential for growth in the primary sector, as it holds an important share of the state’s SGDP (STATE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT).Still, there are many challenges existing in this land of mystics, Immigration of hilly residents to plains and lack of Healthcare is one of the biggest concern in achieving the seventeen sustainable development goals by the year 2030. According to the SDG Index and Uttarakhand Vision 2030, the basic problem rely upon the effectiveness of an indicator in remote areas of Uttarakhand. The reports focus majorly on making the state a fully organic dependent state by 2030 keeping the pros and cons of Sikkim organic state model in concern. The main reason to take such steps is due to the increase in immigration of natives from Almora, Pauri, and Munshyari in masses. The sustainable goals are primarily based on making ecological advancement in the state such that there is less loss of flora and fauna and advanced technology’s reach to the farthest villages. This issue of The Doon Mozaic, Volume 4, questions the system for its lack of approaches in providing the “Green Bonus” to the State and opinions about All-Weather Road and Namami Gange schemes and their advantages and drawbacks. I would like to acknowledge the Department of Planning, Government of Uttarakhand and NITI AAYOG for providing the database on the upcoming advancement of the country and State. I hope this issue will fulfill in providing the big picture to the goal, which India and Uttarakhand will achieve by 2030.

Happy Reading!

Nitin Chandola


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