Arunachal Governor inaugurates workshop on capacity building

Planning and execution of schemes and projects with honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, to achieve the sustainable developmental goals: Governor.



The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D.  Mishra (Retd.) inaugurated the two-day workshop with a theme ‘Building Capacities to Take Forward Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Arunachal Pradesh’ in Itanagar on 21st December 2018.

In his keynote address, the Governor said that to achieve the sustainable developmental goals, the first and foremost requirement is in the planning and execution of schemes and projects with honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, audit, review and mid course correction.

Advising the participants on making the developmental process sustainable, the Governor pointed that terrorism and environmental degradation are two factors, which trip the process. He stressed that internal security must reinforced and the environment should be protected at all cost. He also cautioned against forces, who are all set to destroy the State’s economy.

The Governor pointed that there are eleven basic needs of an individual, which are bread, clothe, roof, road, electricity, potable water, education, security, health, justice and work opportunity. It is within this scope that the development has to be planned.

Emphasising that Antyodaya should be the ultimate goal of development schemes, where last man in the queue is benefited, the Governor said that unlike Bolsheviks World Order, the order of modern times should be inclusive growth and lift everyone up to higher niche. Aspirational District concept of the Prime Minister Sheri Narendra Modi is the right step for the development, he said.

The Governor said that Arunachal Pradesh has unlimited opportunity for development in various sectors, including tourism, agriculture, horticulture, bamboo related works and organic farming, provided the developmental focus is on harnessing the hydropower potential, facilitating surface movement and strengthening the electronic connectivity.

The Governor released a statistical book on the occasion titled ‘Arunachal Pradesh- A Statistical Profile of its Economy and Society, Volume-I&II’.

Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Satya Gopal, IAS, Vice Chancellor, RGU, Professor Saket Kushwaha, Visiting Fellow, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries, New Delhi, Dr. Pramod Kumar Anand, IAS (Retd), State Technical Officer, UNDP, Guwahati Ms.Supriya Khound, Special Secretary Planning Shri Himanshu Gupta and Director Planning Shri Pallab Dey also addressed the inaugural session.

Commissioners, Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Directors and Chief Engineers and Deputy Commissioners and District Planning Officers are participating in the two-day workshop, organised by the Planning Department of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh with technical support from United Nations Development Programme.

The workshop will have 5 (Five) technical sessions to discuss on Sustainable Development Goals and its relevance in Arunachal Pradesh, Developing an institutional structure for Sustainable Development Goals in Arunachal Pradesh, Identifying monitorable indicators and developing a monitoring system in the State, Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in the State and Developing Sustainable Development Goals implementation strategies in the State: Way Forward.


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