Vetiver impacts all 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Vetiver impacts all 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Development student Aditya Goenka from Nepal had topped the Richmond American University in London in BA Economics with an outstanding GPA of 3.82 which got him rare offers from the Cambridge and London School of Economics to pursue his Master’s.

He was conferred the coveted ‘Best Student’ and ‘Dean’s’ Awards. He was also conferred the ‘Best Student award’ in Mathematics as well.

Aditya has pledged to transform the socio-economic poise of the lesser-privileged in Nepal, and take his model of development all over the developing world. He leads a platform called Vetiver Nepal ( that is changing landscapes of development in Nepal.

He has picked up on a vegetation called Vetiver as a catalyst for sustainable & inclusive development. His works span areas of Soil & Water Conservation, Disaster Mitigation, Wasteland Reclamation, Groundwater Recharge, Carbon Sequestration, Phytoremediation of marginal lands, Substitution of Fossil Fuel with Green Energy, inter alia. Revolutionary impact is brought out across a broad spectrum of applications of which the aforesaid ones constitute a few.

Vetiver, he asserts, is most likely the only catalyst that impacts all the 17 SDGs in Nepal.

Here is a presentation from the young protagonist of sustainable development.