United Nations General Assembly in a resolution adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 targets and 304 indicators on 25th September, 2015 under the official agenda 'Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,. The Government of India is one of the signatories to this Resolution. The Government of Assam recognizes that the 17 SDGs,169 targets and 304 indicators represent the consensus of the global community on things to be done by different Governments in the interest of the well-being of the entire world and humanity.
The Government of Assam further recognizes the great beneficial impact achievement of these Goals would have on the health, happiness, prosperity and well-being of each and every citizen of Assam, as also on the conservation and preservation of the State's unique bio-diversity, which is so important for the sustainable development and economic growth of Assam.
Keeping the above in view, the Government of Assam decided to implement the SDGs in the State with effect from 1st January, 2016, and launched an initiative titled 'Assam -2030 in light of SDGs'.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that economic growth, industrialization, infrastructure and access to energy provide the foundations of development. Elimination of poverty in all forms in the State is at the top of our agenda. This is reflected in our motto. "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas".
The Vision Document 2016-2025 for Assam given by the new Government which assumed office on 24th May 2016 to the people of the State prior to the Assembly Election is in tune with SDGs completely that we will be able to further innovate and improve the same in due course of time based on the lessons we learn in this process by putting the poorest man in the centre of the agenda and enabling everyone to participate in this journey.