NITI Aayog released ‘SDG India Index’ and ‘Dashboard-2020-21’

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NITI Aayog released ‘SDG India Index’ and ‘Dashboard-2020-21’

NITI Aayog released ‘SDG India Index’ and ‘Dashboard-2020-21’

Recently, NITI Aayog released the third edition of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) India Index 2020-21 and Dashboard 2020-21.

On this occasion, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog also released a report titled “SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020-21: Partnerships in the Decade of Action”.

The SDG India Index and Dashboard is used to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Highlights of the report

  • According to this, the country is ranked 66th in the overall SDG score, before it was 60th in the year This year there has been an improvement of 6 points.
  • The positive move towards achieving these goals is largely driven by exemplary nationwide performance in clean water and sanitation and affordable and clean energy.
  • According to the report, the state of ‘Kerala’ has performed the best in the ranking of the performance of the state governments.

Other best performing states in this index are: Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Maharashtra.

Bihar ranks last among the worst performing states, followed by Jharkhand.

Top major states that are fast moving in achieving SDGs – Mizoram, Haryana and Uttarakhand

SDG India Index

It should be noted that according to the ranking in the ‘SDG India Index’, the states are placed in 4 major categories, in which –

  1. Aspirational: On getting 0 – 49 marks, the states are declared as ‘Aspirational’ states.
  2. Performer: ‘Karta’ state on getting 50-64 marks.
  3. Front Runner: Front Runner’ to the states scoring 65 – 99 points.
  4. Achiever: The Achiever state to the states that get 100 marks.

It should be noted that so far no state has been able to reach the category of successful state.

  • Highest scoring states – Kerala (75), Tamil Nadu (74).
  • Lowest scoring states – Bihar (52), Jharkhand (56).

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals include 17 global non-binding goals that are essential for an inclusive, prosperous and progressive world. Efforts are being made to meet these targets between 2015 and 2030. It includes economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability and good governance.

Source: PIB

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