The role of good governance in achieving sustainable development: A study of India
Author(s): Abhishek Kaushik
Abstract: Governance is a decisive factor in every nation's progress. It is necessary to have good governance to develop a wealthy nation in which the well-being of the citizens takes precedence. The legitimacy of a government can be called into question based on the criteria established by each evolving era of human civilization to define good governance. Sustainable development emphasizes addressing present demands without jeopardizing future generations' ability to do so. In addition, there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals that the international community has agreed must be met by 2030. Goal 16 allows for establishing institutions and systems for good governance, emphasizing the significance of good governance in attaining sustainable development.
As India is also aiming towards achieving sustainable development for which it becomes necessary to understand the contrivance and the processes followed by the Indian Government in accomplishing such an aspiring goal, that will enlighten us to know that whether governance in India has been as per the new notions of good governance or not. This paper aims to investigate the impact of great governance on India's sustainable development. "Good Governance" is an essential element. This paper will focus on aspects that must be strengthened for improved governance to maximize potential and expand partnerships for achieving Sustainable Development Goals in India. In addition, it will attempt to make suggestions and recommendations that could encouragecoordinated efforts toward achieving the SDGs.