Planning and Development Department

Government of Tamil Nadu

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG – Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is universal, transformational, holistic and people-centered, and will leave no one behind. An intergovernmental set of 17 aspirational Goals with 169 targets, further elaborated through indicators focused on measurable outcomes. SDG is achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner.Several SDG targets are to be achieved before 2030; even by 2020. NITI Aayog, with the Prime Minister as its chairperson, has been entrusted with the role to co-ordinate with States and UTs for SDGs. In Tamil Nadu, the Government have constituted a High Power Committee with the chairmanship of Chief Secretary to Government to oversee the implementation of SDGs.Eight thematic Working Groups have been formed to review and monitor the achievement of goals and targets. The implementation is co-ordinated by the Planning & Development Department and State Planning Commission.

Working With Department

The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Tamil Nadu is carried out in association with all the departments. The Heads of Departments are members in the Working Groups constituted to review and monitor the achievement of goals and targets of Sustainable Development Goals. Eight thematic Working Groups have been constituted with Secretary of the nodal department as Chairman and related departments included in the group. State specific indicators have been identified in consultation with the departments pertaining to the goal and target. Relevant departments provide details regarding their schemes mapped to the relevant targets and indicators. Data for the indicators are provided by the departments. Achieving the goals/ targets is possible only with the cooperation of all departments.

Knowledge Hub

Sharing information to improve service delivery and enhance development is helpful to achieve the sustainable development goals. The best practices and success stories as a result of the state’s initiatives are listed here. Sharing Best Practices identifies and fills Knowledge Gaps, Generates creative and Innovative Ideas and Enables better decision making.

Data and Performance

The achievement of goals/targets is confirmed by the data presented for the indicators. Statistics related to the SDGs are provided here.
  • State Statistics
  • District Statistics
  • Key information on States
  • Aspirational Districts statistics

Reports & Publications

  • SDG India Index Report
  • State Vision 2030 document on SDGs
  • Tamil Nadu SDG Annual Status report
  • Vision 2023 Tamil Nadu
  • Statistical Hand Book
  • Policy documents

Special Initiatives

  • State Balanced Growth Fund
  • Tamil Nadu Innovative Initiatives
  • Special Area Development Programme
  • Special initiatives of various
    departments will be shared in this platform.