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Assessing the Progress of SDG1 in Maharashtra

Assessing the Progress of SDG1 in Maharashtra: Rural poverty and the agrarian crisis

The integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for peace and prosperity for all human beings through its transformative 2030 Agenda. This paper explores the scenario of rural poverty and crisis in the agriculture sector in Maharashtra through the lens of the SDG framework. It maps the local level indicators to concerned targets in Goal 1 (No Poverty) and the different schemes under them. The paper discusses rural poverty and agrarian crisis despite having multiple schemes in place, and how COVID-19 has not only risked the health of people but has also pushed millions towards poverty due to unemployment. This dialogue has given way to the recommendations, which are derived from the regional consultations on Achieving SDGs in Maharashtra…

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