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NITI Aayog
07-August-2018 17:53 IST
Niti Aayog to organise Government and Business Partnership Conclave

With a view to exploring the roles and contributions of the business sector in the implementation of SDGs in India, NITI Aayog, United Nations in India and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) are jointly organizing a Government and Business Partnership Conclave on 8th August 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

The conclave will focus on the interrelated sectors of water, energy and green industry. Objectives of the Conclave are as follows:

  • Facilitate deliberation on key thematic areas and issues around Water, Energy and Green Industry in the Indian context;

  • Generate clarity about the responsibilities and contributions of businesses and industries towards implementation of SDGs, particularly in the context of selected theme areas and sustainability issues involved;

  • Highlight best practices from businesses and industries, and explore strategies and ways forward to achieve the related SDG targets;

  • Identify opportunities for partnership between the business sector and the Government at various levels in sectoral/intersectoral areas of water, energy and green industry.

Participants in the conclave includes Senior Central and State Government officials, CEOs and senior executives of industries in the relevant sectors, experts and resource organisations and other related stakeholders.

The Conclave will be inaugurated by Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Power and New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog will be addressing the inaugural session along with Shri Yuri Afanasiev, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in India. Shri Rakesh Bharti Mittal, President CII, and Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises Ltd. and Shri Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII will be part of the inaugural session.

The Conclave will have three technical sessions covering sectors of Water, Energy and Green Industry chaired by Secretaries of Government of India.

The First Session will be on “Green Industry: Innovations, Initiatives and Sustainability” followed by sessions on “Water: Uses, Management and Ecosystem Protection” and “Energy: Managing Demands and Sustainability”