The Assam Government is getting ambitious. Recently it became the first state to ratify the GST Bill. And now it has set its sights on eradicating poverty, hunger and also to achieve cent percent literacy by 2030.
The Vision Document
Releasing the document ‘Assam 2030: Our Dream, Our Commitment’, the CM has appealed to all the stakeholders to work hard to achieve all the targets. The Assam Government, in the document, envisions to reduce poverty from 27.3 percent in 2016 to zero in 2030. The state government also has plans up its sleeve to nullify hunger by 2025.
Assam is an agrarian state and any vision document prepared should be done keeping in mind the state’s agriculture sector. The vision document doesn’t disappoint here as it targets to double agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers like farmers, fishermen, milk producers etc.
Importance on Other Sectors
The vision document was not limited to social and agriculture sector. Education finds a mention as well. The state government also envisages the state achieving hundred percent literacy in the next 14-15 years.
Not only that, gender disparities in education is also set to be eradicated. The State govt wants to ensure access to all levels of education and vocational training for vulnerable, including disabled and underprivileged sections of society by 2030.
It also set to achieve maternal mortality ratio to below 70 per 1,00,000 live births, neo-natal mortality to 12 per 1,000 births and under 5-year mortality to 25 per 1,000 births by 2030. On the economic front, Assam aims to have at least 7 per cent GDP growth every year, besides having ‘full and productive employment’ along with decent works for all by 2030, the document said. ‘The goal targets to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and proposes to double industry’s share of employment and GDP by 2030,’ it said. The document has set a total of 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets in the next 14-15 years.