A three-day National Workshop on Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals in Gram Panchayats through Adopting Thematic Approaches — Theme 1: Poverty Free and Enhanced Livelihood Gram Panchayats is being organised during 14th – 16th November, 2022 at CIAL Convention Centre, Kochi, Kerala.


What is it?

  • The workshop aims to create awareness on the national level importance of addressing —
    • marginalisation – inclusion and access to basic services, social safety nets and protection systems – leveraging National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) through Panchayats, and
    • livelihoods – the role of Panchayats in addressing income inequality & poverty, eradicating extreme poverty and improving employment opportunities for poor, vulnerable and marginalised sections and
    • building resilience of vulnerable communities against the sudden shocks brought about by disasters and extreme climate events.


Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals

  • Sustainable Development Goals adopted by United Nations came into effect from January 1, 2016.
  • Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Government of India has adopted thematic approach to SDGs – It is approach to ensure ‘local action’ for achieving ‘global plan’.
  • The approach aims to localise SDGs in rural areas through PRIs, especially Gram Panchayats by clubbing 17 ‘Goals’ into ‘9 Themes’.
  • Appropriate policy decisions and revisions have followed resulting into revamping of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) and Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Guidelines which smoothens the process of Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) in Gram Panchayats.


Sustainable Development Goals –

  • The SDGs are a set of 17 broad-based global goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, and intended to be achieved by 2030.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals agenda was accepted by all members of the United Nations in 2012 at the Rio De Janeiro Council Meet with an aim to promote a healthy and developed future of the planet and its people.