By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 3 Dec: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat released the “Uttarakhand Vision 2030” document at the Secretariat on Monday. He also launched the website of “Uttarakhand Vision 2030”. He said that “Uttarakhand Vision 2030” visualises the goals for 2030 and describes where the state stands today. He said that the details of the projects which are in consonance with the goals of government of India and United Nations, and which strengthen sustainable development, have been incorporated in the document. He wanted projects to start on time and completed on time, based on results. “The Uttarakhand Vision 2030 is an outline of future and economic development of Uttarakhand,” he emphasised. In the vision document, there are development plans for three year, seven year and fifteen year horizons to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG) by the year 2030. All the departments are developing strategies to achieve the goals on time. The state Vision 2030 document has been prepared incorporating 17 sustainable development goals and its 168 sub-goals to be achieved on time. It also has different aspects of the state government’s vision till 2030. Out of 17 sustainable development goals, there are four major themes which include continuous employment, human development, environmental sustainability and social development sustainability. There will be ease in preparing sector wise projects and it would also help in implementation of development works and its monitoring. Five major growth engines have been identified for the economic development of the state. These include livelihood farming and aromatic and herbal farming, tourism development (adventure tourism, eco-tourism, spiritual and religious tourism, high end tourism, rural tourism) Ayush (yoga and wellness centre development and encouraging health tourism), Green energy (having smaller dams at local level and tapping nonconventional sources of energy), Forestry (making scientific use of non-timber forest products to strengthen local employment, to develop picturesque locales near forests and to start employment oriented tourism and identifying eco-system services), C2N model to achieve the goals of SDG on time, coordination between various departments, rationalisation of projects of same nature and convergence and networking of national and international organizsations, research institutes, universities and academia for financial and technical support to achieve the ambitious goals of SDG. The document also has the proposed projection of financial resources of the SDG in three years, seven year and fifteen years. The working groups formed under Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries and Secretary, Education, for effective planning, execution and monitoring of sustainable development goals, are expected to hold meetings at the earliest to prepare action plans for annual, three yearly, seven yearly and long-term objectives and also put in place a monitoring frame work. For data management of SDG, monitoring and evaluation, there is need to strengthen Directorate of Statistics and Planning Department. Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretaries Om Prakash and Radha Raturi and senior officers were present on the occasion.