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Odisha’s Vision 2020-30 tabled at State Secretariat

Odisha's Vision 2020-30-NITI AyogFormulation of Vision 2020-30 for Odisha has been put on table. A high-level meeting to this effect was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat on Wednesday.

The deliberations were made for formulation of the vision document in line with SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) set by the United Nations and the NITI Ayog’s initiation on it. Considering the suggestions made at the meeting, Padhi advised officials to cluster the similar SDGs and constitute subject-specific groups to set the vision in each targeted area.

It was decided that a credible professional agency having Odisha experience would be picked up as the technical partner for the purpose. Three interconnected documents would be formulated. These would be Vision Document 2030 which would be co-terminus for achievement of SDGs.

A seven-year strategy for the period from 2017-18 to 2023-24 would be formulated to convert the longer visions into implementable policies. The third document would be a three-year Action Document for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 aligning it to the financial resources.

Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan suggested alignment of the Vision 2030 with the State Vision Document 2036. It may be noted that Odisha on its own has initiated Vision 2036 keeping in view completion of the 100th year of the State’s formation. The Planning & Convergence Department would be the nodal department for this exercise. SDG cells would be set up in each department by the first week of July.

Around 17 focus areas like end of poverty, sustainable production and consumption, health and wellbeing, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable clean energy, reduced inequalities, social peace and justice, development of partnerships, climate change action, life below water, life on land, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation, infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, etc., were identified to be included in the Vision Document 2030.

These goals were clustered to seven bread categories and seven thematic working groups were constituted to look in to these clusters. The thematic working groups would develop the roadmap for SDG implementation. Experts from private sector, civil society, academicians and technical experts would be involved in the process to bring in innovative perspectives.

The Chief Secretary told reporters that the thematic working groups would submit their suggestions within two monthswhich would be put to the Government for consideration before onward transmission to the NITI Ayog.

Additional Secretary Planning & Coordination Pradeep Kumar Biswal outlined the broad objectives and procedures for preparation of the vision document. Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of various departments along with other senior officers participated in the deliberations.

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