Meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would be challenging, according to Sindhushree Khullar, chief executive officer of NITI Aayog. This is so because India is yet to achieve the targets set by it.
"We find that until the 11th Plan, the achievements were 10-15 per cent short of target; financing was 10-15 per cent short of target. But in the 12th Plan, we find both in terms of financing and goals, we are 20-25 per cent off what we thought we would be able to do," Khullar said. India is in the fourth year of the 12th five-year Plan.
Khullar was speaking at a seminar on the SDG organised by Research and Information Systems, a Delhi-based think-tank. She said: "If we look at the goals of the 12 five-year Plan, which is more inclusive sustainable higher growth, I think we have captured the spirit of the SDG."