‘India needs to magnify own models for achieving sustainable devpt goals’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Apr 2017 11:32:17

Staff Reporter

A TALK on role of agricultural universities and research centres in achieving the sustainable development goals was organised on Tuesday. The talk was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University (JNAU).

United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev delivered a talk and informed that there are various goals for sustainable development stated by United Nations, which are being executed by different ministries of Indian Government.
He added that, India needs to develop its own models for achieving sustainable development goals. In order to mitigate the growing challenges due to climate change and other issues, various challenges are growing in agriculture like unemployment and exploitation of natural resources. He asked to control mass unemployment, generate employment and new agricultural models that needs to be developed. This would help to control various problems like migration from rural areas to urban areas.

“Sustainable growth and use of non-conventional energy resources as well as recharging ground water-level through water harvesting would bring stability and growth in rural sector.” He added. Earlier, Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Vijay Singh Tomar welcomed Yuri Afanasiev by presenting flower bouquets. While addressing the programme, Vice-Chancellor Professor V S Tomar said, “We are very proud that Yuri Afanasiev and his team is sharing information on the burning topic of sustainable development, which would definitely result beneficiary to the students.”

Dean Faculty of Agriculture Science Dr P K Mishra, Registrar Ashok Kumar Ingle, Dean College of Agricultural Engineering Dr R K Nema, Dean of Agriculture College, Jabalpur Dr Om Gupta, UNDP Rakesh Malhotra and students in large number were present. The programme was presided over by Dr V K Gaur, Dr S K Jain, Dr Y M Sharma, Dr Shekhar Singh Baghel and Umesh Verma extended valuable contribution for the successful organisation of the programme.