The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report – 2018 of Andhra Pradesh was released by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri. N. Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Secretary, Planning Department and other senior officials at the secretariat. The report presents, under each of the 17 SDGs, the state’s achievements so far with focus on the performance in FY 2017-18; short-term vision targets until 2022-23, long-term vision targets until 2029-30; key strategies adopted to achieve the vision; and challenges ahead.
The state government aims to achieve a significant part of the SDGs by the year 2022, when India celebrates its 75th year of independence. Towardsthis, targets have been set under each goal, for each year,starting from the FY 2018-19 for which progress is being tracked periodically through Real-time Outcome Monitoring System (ROMS). The developmental framework of 17 goals, 121 targets and 212 indicators are mapped to the government’s strategies and schemes foranalyzing the level of effort required under each goal for achieving the Sunrise Andhra PradeshVision 2029. This serves as a base for aligning the SDG mandate with the State’s outcome budget.
This is the third consecutive annual SDG report of the state. The previous year’s report was presented at the High-Level Political Forum, hosted at the United Nations headquarters, New York in July 2017. In 2015, the state government had published the MDG final achievement report and SDG baseline report.
The report was prepared by the Vision Management Unit (VMU), Andhra Pradesh State Development Planning Society of Planning Department. VMU had earlier brought out reports on Multidimensional Poverty Index, Happiness Index, Global Competitiveness Index, Green Vision, Ease of Doing Business Index and the State’s Annual Progress Reports.
Mr.M. Sudarshanam, Director-Planning Department; Dr. D Dakshinamurthy, Advisor-Economic Growth, Planning Department; and Mr.Alen John, Senior Associate, VMU were present at the release.