Sustainable Development Goals

CGR and SDGs


The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 Countries world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new 17 global Sustainable Development Goals and its 169 associated targets, which follow and expand on the millennium development goals (MDGs), from January 2016 is a big leap from the eight global development goals and 18 associated targets of MDGs. SDGs demonstrate the scale and ambition of this universal development Agenda.


CGR has been developing an agenda, through consultations, that gels with Indian scenario of administrative, ecology and sociological contexts. As CGR was founded with entwined mission of nature conservation and sustainable development, it has so far endeavored to work at its best with the spirit of sustainable development


CGR is aiming to continuing its work on Sustainable Development Goals. We feel that awareness on SDGs has to increase, even while involving various stakeholders in owning up activities that contribute to the realization of SDGs. CGR is interested in working with national government institutions that have the mandate and commitment to realize SDGs, including various related Ministries. Biodiversity, sustainable energy and agriculture are some of the focus areas.


SDG related CGR endeavors

CGRs initiative

Related SDG

Initiated Sasya Organic Farmers Cooperative in April 2017


Exposure of farmers groups to Anantapur, Ralegaonsidhi organic farming 100 farmers

SDG 2, SDG 3

Reduced drudgery to women in fetching water in four villages where RO plants were installed


Drinking water plants (RO) were established in Silarpalli (2010), Kadthal Girls High School (2012), Mangalpalli, Rangapur


Facilitated Bharat Nirman Volunteers training to  250 rural youth for sustainable and respectable employment

SDG  8

Organized a Conference on Green and Livable Hyderabad on 31st December, 2015

SDG 11

Planted about 11,200 saplings as part of Hyderabad Mega Plantation on July 11, 2016.

SDG 16

Planted 32,23,632 saplings in 12,485 villages of 14 districts of AP and Telangana through 9,46,330 students from a total of about 3,538 schools

SDG 16

Initiated Greens Alliance for Conservation of Eastern Ghats (GrACE) and organized five national conferences at Andhra University, Nagarjuna University, SRM University, Sri Venkateshwar University, and Utkal University

SDG 16

Education and communication material on conservation of nature

SDG 16

Organized a conference on Sustainable Development Goals in Anmaspalli, Rangareddy District, Telangana on 4th Sep.2016

SDG 17

Observed Earth Day on April 22 regularly from 2010 to 2017

SDG 17

Observed World Environment Day on 5th June from 2011 to 2017

SDG 17

Awareness through observing World Water Day on March 22, in 2015, 2016 and 2017

SDG 17

Observed World Soil Day, with Agri. Dept. Telangana on December 5th 2016


SDG 17

Initiated series of programmes on SDGs to create awarness

SDG 17


Seminar on SDGs-Anmaspalli

On 4th September, 2016, CGR organized a workshop at The Earth Centre, Anmaspalli, Near Kadthal mandal, Srisailam road, Rangareddy District of Telangana, with participation of individuals from a wide range of professions, including farmers. This workshop discussed ideas and activities that can integrate into CGRs activities in order to widespread peoples participation.


National Seminar on SDGs in Delhi

On 10th April, 2017, in partnership with Capital Foundation Society, New Delhi, CGR organized an event with the title, “Environment Protection: Operationalising Sustainable Development Goals for India”, at Constitutional Club, New Delhi. Eminent speakers at the event included Justice T. S. Thakur, former Chief Justice of India, Justice A. K. Patnaik, President, Capital Foundation Society, Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, renowned environmentalist and Prof. Dharmendra S. Sengar, IIM, Lucknow. Keynote address was given by Justice Swatanter Kumar, Chairman, National Green Tribunal, New Delhi.


Kuntloor roundtable

A brainstorming session on ‘SDGs for Telangana’ was facilitated by CGR on 23rd April 2017-Kuntloor, Hayathnagar, RR district. The day long programme discussed the need to revive every ecosystem in Telangana which are virtually dead while working to promote state specific development interventions and policy inputs.




New Sustainable Development Goals 2030 seems to offer a vision of a fairer, more prosperous, peaceful and sustainable world in which no one is left behind. It’s a universal framework by UN for  future, for a balanced development for planet, people and progress. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what they did not achieve. The goals are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. These ambitious Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. The list of the goals as follows....

1.     End poverty in all its forms everywhere

2.     End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

3.     Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

4.     Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

5.     Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal

6.     Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

7.     Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

8.     Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

9.     Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10.   Reduce inequality within and among countries

11.   Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12.   Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13.   Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14.   Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

15.   Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

16.   Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17.   Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development