Latest Articles in Sustainable Development Goals

Top finalists from India feature in UNDP led international initiative to transform health and waste sectors

UNDP, along with its partners EPFL, Orange and SAP announced the selection of 12 exceptional growth-stage ventures striving to impact access to quality health, clean energy, and waste management in developing countries. Sizeable investment opportunities, they demonstrate the business case of the SDGs

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Sustainable Manufacturing for Sustainable Livelihoods

The innumerable socio-ecological issues faced by our planet and ever-diminishing resource repositories highlight the urgency for change. And while it is every single individual’s responsibility to work towards protecting the environment, corporates do make a substantial contribution to environmental degradation.

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Kerala tops Niti's SDGI

According to the report released, based on evaluating the progress of States and Union Territories on social, economic and environmental parameters, Kerala retained its rank as the top state with a score of 70. Chandigarh too maintained its top spot among the UTs with a score of 70.

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Satyagraha se Swachhagraha is a mass sanitation drive which is spiralling into a jan andolan in Bihar

A social behavioural change led community movement, Satyagraha se Swacchagraha is an ambitious sanitation drive by the Central Government to bolster its Swachh Bharat Mission. Sensitising people in rural India about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness of their surroundings in day to day life, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation talks to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about this movement as more of a peoples’ movement driven for them, by them and from them. Edited Excerpts:-

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Puri announces annual assessment of Livability Index for 116 Indian cities

Puri had last month announced the commencement of the country’s first-ever ‘Liability Index’ to rank 116 cities which include the identified Smart Cities and few more cities with a population of over 1 million.

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