Chandigarh gets future ready: Launches Vision Document aiming to be the most sustainable city by 2030

Chandigarh gets future ready: Launches Vision Document aiming to be the most sustainable city by 2030

Chandigarh, November 7,2022:

Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, today launched the Vision document Future Ready Chandigarh 2030 & beyond. The document drafted and finalised in consultation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reflects the Chandigarh Administration’s commitment to be the country’s most sustainable city by 2030, promoting solutions that work for the people and the planet.

The vision document was released in the presence of Mr. Dharam Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Mr. J. M. Balamurugan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Governor of Punjab, Mr. Praveer Ranjan, IPS, Director General of Police, Mr. Nitin Kumar Yadav, IAS, Home Secretary, Dr. Vijay Namdeorao Zade, IAS, Finance Secretary, Mr. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, Mr. Yashpal Garg, IAS, Secretary Health, Ms. Hargunjit Kaur, IAS, Special Secretary Finance and other officers of Chandigarh Administration, and Mr. Vikas Verma, Regional Head-North Region, UNDP India, at Punjab Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh.

Speaking at the event, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit thanked UNDP for its collaboration with Chandigarh Administration in preparing this vision document. He asked the Administration to plan all future interventions based on the Vision document.

On this occasion, Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India, shared a message congratulating Chandigarh Administration and praising the leadership of Honourable Governor. Responding to the message, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit said, “We hope to have your continued association during the implementation of the vision document also. I appreciate your commitment and support.”

In line with future needs, the Vision document articulates that Chandigarh will be a ‘City forever Beautiful’ because it is a ‘City that Cares’ in every facet of urban living. While proposing the solutions, the document also considers the fast-changing threats the world is facing, including pandemics, climate change, environmental disasters, and its potential impact on the city’s development.

The document covers Vision statements and short & long-term action points under five thematic areas:

• Urban infrastructure & Planning; Transport & Mobility
• Environment, Climate Action & Eco Tourism
• Education, Skill Development (including Sports), Employment, Economic Ability
• Health, Nutrition & Well Being
• Social Protection & Safety