Print ISSN: 2204-1990

Online ISSN: 1323-6903

Keywords : Sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Aligning Developmental Programs to Implement SDGs in India: Challenges and the Way Forward

Prashant Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Shephali Mathur, Meenakshi Singh

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 6, Pages 55-64
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.06.003

United Nations Agenda 2030 for sustainable development provides seventeen sustainable
development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. India also committed to SDGs and signed the
declaration to implement SDGs in the year 2015. India being home to one of the largest poor
population in the world, the success of Agenda 2030 to large extent depends upon how India
implements and achieves its SDGs targets. To this end, the Government of India has integrated
SDGs with the national policy framework to achieve the targets of SDGs. Now, the development
agenda of India primarily focus on five P’s- People, Planet, Peace, and Prosperity & Partnership.
The present study provides insights into the progress being made by India to achieve SDGs
through the review of various development programs. This paper maps various government
schemes and development programs being implemented to achieve SDGs in India. Further, the
paper also presents key bottlenecks and execution challenges to implement and achieve SDGs
targets in India.