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Sustainable Development Goals

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Conversations on India's progress in meeting these goals

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Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount, plus many people risk slipping back into poverty.

Here we document India's efforts in eliminating poverty.

ActionAid India: Empowering Women To Fight Poverty

ActionAid India​ is helping underprivileged women take a stand against injustice by empowering them and their future generations to become decision-makers!

Live Panel Discussion: India’s Progress & Challenges Towards Meeting ‘No Poverty’ Goal

Where does India stand with regards to meeting UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 and what can we do to ensure that we uplift most Indians out of poverty in the next 10 years?
From left to right, the panelists are:
Mr. Narendranath Domodaran- Executive Director of Pradan
Ms. Havovi Wadia, Director of Impact at Magic Bus
Dhimant Parekh- Co-Founder of TheBetterIndia
Mr. Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director of ActionAid India

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Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 2 seeks sustainable solutions to end hunger in all its forms by 2030 and to achieve food security. The aim is to ensure that everyone everywhere has enough good-quality ood to lead a healthy life. Achieving this Goal will require better access to food and the widespread promotion of sustainable agriculture.

Akshaya Patra: Impact of the mid-day meal

This differently abled 15-year-old boy wants to teach children how to use computers! With the help of Akshaya Patra, his dream may become a reality!

CINI: Tackling Hunger & Malnutrition

Babu and his younger sister were rescued from a railway station in Kolkata. Here’s how CINI saved them and scores of other hungry children.

Live Panel Discussion: India’s Progress & Challenges Towards Meeting ‘No Hunger’ Goal

Where does India stand with regards to meeting UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of eradicating extreme hunger and malnutrition by 2030 and what can we do to ensure that we provide year-long access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food to a billion people?
Left to right, the panelists are-
Ms. Jayashree B, Head of Media Research Center, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation – MSSRF
Mr. Swapan Bikash Saha, Project Director for Nutrition at Child in Need Institute (CINI)
Dhimant Parekh – Co-founder TheBetterIndia
Ms. Ipsita Das, Project Manager at Save the Children India

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Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 3 seeks to ensure health and well-being for all, at every stage of life. The Goal addresses all major health priorities, including reproductive, maternal and child health; communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases; universal health coverage; and access for all to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines. It also calls for more research and development, increased health financing, and strengthened capacity of all countries in health risk reduction and management.

Combating Tuberculosis

Tabunissa fought her battle with tuberculosis nearly 2 years ago with success. With the help of PATH, healthcare for the underprivileged is more accessible.

Disabled Para-Athlete

Deepali was on her way to school when a bridge collapsed, and she lost her leg. Thanks to Jaipur Foot, she became the Women’s National Champion in the javelin throw, shot-put and discus throw!

Live Panel Discussion: India’s Progress & Challenges Towards Quality Healthcare

Where does India stand with regards to meeting UN’s 3rd Sustainable Development Goal of making healthcare accessible and affordable to all of its citizens by 2030 and what can we do to ensure that we improve our health indicators in the next 10 years?

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Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Educating The Underprivileged

Make a Difference stepped in when Samuel needed their help the most. He’s now currently pursuing his BSC in Radiography at Baptist College of Nursing and Allied Healthcare free of cost thanks to M.A.D.

Tackling education inequity

Here’s how access to inspiring books gave a new lease a life to a 14-year-old girl who didn’t have any learning opportunities; all thanks to the volunteers at Teach For India.

Live Panel Discussion: India’s Progress & Challenges Towards Quality Healthcare

Where does India stand with regards to meeting UN’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal of making education accessible and affordable to all of its citizens by 2030 and what can we do to ensure that we make education more inclusive in the next 10 years?

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