Joykumar stresses need to identify state specific indicators to development

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Imphal: Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh has stressed the need to identify state specific indicators to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of two days sensitization workshop on ‘State Indicator Framework to monitor the achievements of sustainable development goals (SDGs)’ held at the Classic Hotel, here on Friday.

All know that amidst Covid-19 pandemic, economic activities have been badly affected not only in the state but also in all over the world, Joykumar said.

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Despite giving a major thrust in the wake of the pandemic, economic activities have been decreased and tax collection in the country has also considerably decreased so far, he added.

In this critical phase, state specific indicators have to be work out and need to be concentrated upon it. Key areas like healthcare, education and providing basic amenities are the priority sectors that specific steps needs to be taken up and implemented at the earliest. Certain economic activities have to be identified and steps to re-activate the same should be in place. Although the impact of Covid-19 pandemic has suffering all of us we should never give up the roles and responsibilities to sustain ourselves and co-operate each other to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030, he added.

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He also expressed confidence that such workshop will definitely help to identify State Specific Indicators in order to achieve development goals.

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