Haryana Government's Unwavering Commitment Towards Youth Employment and Industrial Growth
Workshop Addressed by Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal Highlights State's Vision for a Dynamic and Prosperous Future
Chandigarh, 24 July- Taking inspiration from the success of Haryana's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Vision 2030, which was developed through extensive internal stakeholder consultations and a focus on past limitations and future targets, the state is now embarking on the co-creation of Haryana @ 2047 Vision.
A workshop was jointly organized by the Haryana Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, today. This initiative marks a significant step in the state's journey towards transforming into a future-ready Haryana.
While addressing the workshop, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal said that the state government is steadfastly committed to prioritizing the creation of ample employment opportunities for the youth of Haryana. Recognizing the immense potential in transforming into an industrial-friendly state, Haryana is forging ahead, outpacing many other states in its pursuit of economic growth and prosperity. The efforts undertaken by the government reflect its vision for a dynamic and progressive future, fostering a thriving ecosystem for businesses and workforce development.
Mr. Kaushal said that today's meeting is to understand the process of co-creating Haryana @ 2047 Vision, establish a framework, and formalize the next concrete steps. This pioneering effort will involve collaboration between internal stakeholders and external entities such as academia, youth, industry, media, and civil society.
The meeting will be a platform for stakeholders to share their ideas and perspectives on the future of Haryana. The outcome of the meeting will be a roadmap for the state's development over the next 25 years.
Mr. Vikas Verma, North Region Head, UNDP India apprised that Haryana has made significant progress on various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in recent years. The state has improved its ranking on the SDG India Index from 18 to 14, and its score has improved from 67 to 57.
He divulged that Haryana envisions a transformative Ideal Imaginary Vision for the year 2047, setting ambitious targets and achieving remarkable milestones in various sectors. Some key highlights of this vision include reducing the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to below 10, signifying significant progress towards SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being). Additionally, the state aims to achieve a Under-5 Mortality Rate (U5 MR) of 20, further reflecting its dedication to improving healthcare outcomes.
Moreover, Haryana aims to create a pollution-free environment by ensuring no air pollution, while providing piped water to all its residents and achieving 100% waste recycling, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices.
In terms of economic growth and prosperity, Haryana strives to eliminate unemployment and achieve a remarkable GDP of 500 billion USD, elevating its status as a major economic powerhouse. The per capita income target of 10,000 USD showcases the state's commitment to enhancing the standard of living for its citizens.
Furthermore, Haryana is devoted to enhancing agriculture, achieving record agricultural production.
Addressing social issues, the state aims to eradicate anemia and malnutrition, ensuring universal health coverage, 100% literacy, and full gender equality, empowering all its citizens for a prosperous future.
Haryana is committed to providing uninterrupted electricity supply, enabling 24X7 electricity access for all its residents. By reducing crimes and promoting a safe society, the state strives to foster a secure and harmonious environment for its citizens.
Ms. Lazima Onta Bhatta, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP India said that the Haryana 2047 Vision Workshop is a unique opportunity for the state to come together and chart a path for its future.
Mr. Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Planning, Mr. Pankaj, Secretary Finance, Dr. Gautam Goswami, Head “Foresight and Vision” Division Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Dept. of Science and Technology, Union Government and other senior officers were present in the meeting.