Bhopal becomes 1st city to measure Sustainable Development Goals progress

Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, India, is the first to measure its strides towards accomplishing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a process termed as the Voluntary Local Review (VLR). The VLR process, which was developed in association with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), involves extensive evaluation of a city’s performance on the SDGs, including stakeholder interviews and public consultations. Bhopal has identified areas like poverty, education, health, and environment as needing improvement towards achieving the goals. As a result, they have developed an action plan to meet the SDGs by 2030. The VLR process signifies Bhopal's commitment to the SDGs and can serve as an example for other cities in India.

Important Points:

  1. Bhopal is the first Indian city to measure its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress.
  2. The city adopted the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process, which evaluates a city’s performance on the SDGs.
  3. Areas needing improvement in Bhopal include poverty, education, health, and the environment.
  4. Bhopal's adoption of the VLR process demonstrates its dedication to the SDGs, setting an example for other Indian cities.
  5. Madhya Pradesh's current Governor is Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel and the Chief Manager is Shivraj Singh Chouhan.