Sustainable Development Goals
What? Inauguration of ‘Action Room to Reduce Poverty’, a joint initiative of the Government of Maharashtra and the United Nations in India. The initiative has been conceptualized by the Finance Minister of Maharashtra to ensure that every citizen, especially in the 27 identified vulnerable blocks benefits from the livelihood opportunities and gains in education and health. It builds on the work of the Human Development Mission.
Why? Maharashtra is India’s most prosperous state with a gross state domestic product of $148.2 billion (at constant 2004-’05 prices), almost equal to that of Pakistan ($150 billion at constant 2005 prices). Maharashtra’s is among the richest states in India in terms of per capita income. Yet the incidence of poverty in the state remains close to the national average.
As part of the MoU between Government of Maharashtra and the United Nations in India, UN is committed to providing:
When? 31 January 2018, 12 00 pm – 03 15 pm
Where? Mantralaya, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra