NITI Aayog, CII to partner on sustainable development goals

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Wednesday entered into a three-year partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to develop vision and action agenda for the industry to contribute towards sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh said that business and government must partner for sustainable development of India.

He said that energy, water and a green industry mattered the most to achieve SDGs and expressed confidence that India will achieve its clean energy goals even earlier than 2022.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that given India’s population, the only way to grow and develop sustainably was to use technology to leapfrog.

He said it was crucial to use renewable energy, push for innovation and research and development to find local solutions for seven million-strong population around the world.

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During the event, CII launched a report “Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs”, which deep-dives into each of the sustainable development goals, targets and business implications, a statement said.

–IANS

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