‘In­te­grate SDGs on Health, Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion’

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Stress­ing on the im­por­tance of hu­man health as a key in­di­ca­tor for sus­tain­able development of In­daa, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Meenakshi Lekhi said that there is a need to shift from curative to pre­ven­tive health.

Speak­ing at Con­fer­ence on ‘Sus­tain­able Development & Health Chal­lenges in In­dia’ re­cently or­gan­ised by CII in New Delhi, Lekhi em­pha­sised that there is a need to en­hance the qual­ity of the life of peo­ple through adopt­ing en­vi­ron­ment friendly ap­proaches. She said that there was a need to in­te­grate Sus­tain­able Development Goals (SDGs) on Health, Wa­ter & San­i­ta­tion, Cli­mate Change.

Lekhi said,“The emerg­ing hu­man health prob­lems, dis­eases and death are as­so­ci­ated with var­i­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal as­pects, in­clud­ing air pol­lu­tion, wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion, un­planned development, over de­pen­dence on pes­ti­cides in agri­cul­ture, and im­pact of cli­mate change.”

Holis­tic plan­ning for sus­tain­able development be­comes cru­cial to meet the chal­lenges of a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion along with healthy development.

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