Need to ensure access to justice for all: Rajnath


New Delhi, March 7: There is a need to ensure access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said.

Addressing the valedictory function of the international conference on “Rule of Law for supporting the 2030 National Green Tribunal” here, Singh said very importantly the global community has noted the need to reduce the violence in all forms and promote rule of law not only at the national level but also at the international level.

The Home Minister said he was hopeful that all concerned will lend their voice to the issue of environmental justice and rule of law which are necessary for sustainable development.

“As you are aware the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September last year.

“I think we in our country indeed recognise the importance of these goals in pursuit of a world free from inequities and deprivations,” he said.

The Home Minister said peace and harmony are essential for sustainable development and it is impossible to visualize the world without poverty, hunger, deprivation, gender discrimination, etc. Unless and until an atmosphere is created which allows people to use available resources for their development instead of unproductive activities.

Singh said poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and it is certainly one of the top most priorities for India where one third of its population lives in extreme poverty.

“The government in India has already kick started the process by empowering the poor through several of its social and economic security schemes.

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“We want to instill confidence among the poor that their destiny is in their own hands and with a positive mind and strategic thinking the twin challenges of poverty and hunger can be met successfully,” he said.

The Home Minister said the Narendra Modi government’s policy is of ‘zero tolerance against hunger’ and he was confident that by 2030, India would be successfully able to end hunger and ensure safe, nutritious and sufficient food to every Indian throughout the year.


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