Milestone: J&K receives felicitations for its contribution towards achieving 17 UNSD Goals  

New Delhi: In yet another significant accomplishment, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has received felicitations for its remarkable contribution towards achieving 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during last couple of years.

Secretary, Mining Department, Amit Sharma, received the honour on behalf of J&K government during a felicitation ceremony held in this regard. He also participated in a power-packed panel discussion, along with Secretaries of States like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra, on achieving carbon neutrality and sharing perspectives towards eco sensitivities in respective states and UTs for saving planet earth.

Also, Goa Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh were also felicitated on the occasion.

Amit, while speaking on the occasion, shared significant achievements of J&K towards the goal of Carbon Neutrality wherein Panchayat Palli has been fully powered with solar energy with a 500 KW solar plant. Several works are being carried out in Palli Panchayat only through power supplied by this solar plant. He mentioned that this unique initiative was inaugurated by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in April this year in J&K as a follow up of UN Climate Change Glasgow Conference.

Secretary also talked about public awareness and mass campaigns reaching grass root level in J&K in multiple sectors like Health, Jal Shakti and  Urban Development through Swacch Bharat Mission. He further disclosed that there has been significant achievement in improving J&K ranking in UN Sustainable Development Goals over the last couple of years. He also mentioned that recently, J&K government approved Rooftop Solar Scheme for residential households towards reducing over 5 million tonnes of carbon emission which reflects the resolve of UT administration of contributing substantially towards UN Sustainable Development Goals well within the target year 2030.

The felicitation ceremony was followed by panel discussion which was led by Union Ministers, Smriti Irani and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. It was inspired by NITI Aayog and organized by the Times Group vertical Economic Times who acknowledged the contribution of J&K towards obtaining success in achieving UN SDG and improving its ranking by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years.

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