India fully committed to early achievement of SDGs: Puri

India fully committed to early achievement of SDGs: Puri

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New Delhi, Oct 4: Minister of State(I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri on Friday said the country is fully committed to early achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the World Habitat Day 2019 celebration here, the Minister reaffirmed that India was committed to achieving the SDGs before time. Frontier technologies—from DNA sequencing to 3D-printing, from renewable energy technologies to biodegradable plastics, from biofuel technologies to digital and nanotechnologies, from machine learning to artificial intelligence—present immense potential for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in general and transforming waste to wealth in particular.

The Minister complimented the UN-Habitat for choosing ‘Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool for transforming Waste to Wealth’ as the theme of this year’s World Habitat Day, thereby calling attention to the issue of waste, wishing to change the discourse into a positive one, where waste is presented as an opportunity to bring about wealth and change in the communities and cities where 'we' live.

This year’s theme also assumes much more significance in the light of focus of every nation to implement the SDGs as well as the Habitat III ‘New Urban Agenda’ (NUA) which put special emphasis on sustainable waste management. (UNI)