Energy is considered to be a vital part of the progress and prosperity of a nation. However, there are some parts of the world like South Africa, Nepal, Pakistan, India and other developing countries where some parts of people have do not access to electricity. Some of the people in the world even in Pakistan do not live a quality life and living theirs below the poverty line. There are people who do have access to electricity and quality education. They live their lives unhygienically and women are the victims of gender inequality. For this purpose, the United Nation gathers around and reached on common goals which are also called universal goals for the people and for the benefit of the planet, which are named as Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are agenda for 2030 that we together are going to achieve till 2030. One of the goals is Access to Energy of Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 7 stands for affordable and clean energy. Pakistan has remote areas, far away from the national grid, where there is no access to electricity. For this purpose, the government is electrifying those areas by using their indigenous resources. One of the best options is Micro and Mini Hydropower projects for the community. By providing the electricity we can improve their quality of life and they can play their part in a nation’s economy. As these micro and mini-hydro projects are cheaper and friendly to the environment so they are the source of “Affordable and Clean Energy”.
The study focused, on establishing pathways for SDG7 i.e. Affordable and Clean Energy and how this SDG7 affect other Significant SDGs in the area of Chitral. Thirteen sites of Chitral were visited and people were interviewed and investigate their lifestyle. So this study shows that this source of Affordable and Clean Energy is moving us towards achieving other Sustainable Goals. These goals can be achieved more effectively if the government organizations play their role to educate the people to make the most use of it.
Sayed Kamal Azam Jan Majid Ullah Ahmar Ali Sheraz Khan “Impact of Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) on Signifcant SDGs” International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 8 Issue 03 PP. 103-111 March 2021 https://doi.org/10.34259/ijew.21.803103111.
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