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Kerala has retained the highest rank in NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21, whereas Mizoram, Haryana, and Uttarakhand are the highest gainers by way of enchancment of their rankings from 2019, in response to a report launched by the federal government suppose tank Thursday. Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam had been the worst performing states on this yr’s India index.
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What’s SDG India Index?
The Index for Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs) evaluates progress of states and Union Territories (UTs) on varied parameters together with well being, training, gender, financial development, establishments, local weather change and setting. First launched in December 2018, the index has turn out to be the first software for monitoring progress on the SDGs in India. It has additionally fostered competitors among the many states and UTs by rating them on the worldwide targets.
The SDG India Index scores vary between 0–100, increased the rating of a State/UT, the larger the space to focus on achieved. States and UTs are labeled in 4 classes based mostly on their SDG India Index rating — aspirant: 0–49; performer: 50–64; front-runner: 65–99, achiever: 100. At present, there aren’t any states within the aspirant and achiever class; 15 states/UTs are within the performer class and 22 states/UTs within the entrance runner class.
What’s the significance of the SDG India Index?
The index is developed in collaboration with the United Nations in India. It tracks the progress of all states and UTs on 115 indicators aligned with the Nationwide Indicator Framework (NIF) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The index is a key software for targeted coverage dialogue, formulation and implementation by improvement actions, in keeping with the worldwide SDG framework. It helps in figuring out essential gaps associated to monitoring the SDGs and the necessity for India to develop its statistical techniques.
“It stays a uncommon data-driven initiative to rank our States and Union Territories by computing a composite index on the SDGs. We’re assured that it’ll stay a matter of aspiration and emulation and assist propel monitoring efforts on the worldwide stage,” NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar mentioned.
From masking 13 Targets with 62 indicators in its first version in 2018, the third version of the index covers 16 Targets on 115 quantitative indicators.
What are its newest findings?
The nation’s total SDG rating improved by 6 factors — from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020-21 — on accounts of enchancment in efficiency in offering amenities together with clear water and sanitation, reasonably priced and clear power amongst others.
Whereas Kerala retained its rank as the top with a rating of 75, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu each took the second spot with a rating of 74. Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam had been the worst performing states on this yr’s India index.
Chandigarh maintained its top spot among the UTs with a rating of 79, adopted by Delhi (68).
Mizoram, Haryana and Uttarakhand are the highest gainers in 2020-21 by way of enchancment in rating from 2019, with a rise of 12, 10 and eight factors, respectively.
Whereas in 2019, 10 states/UTs belonged to the class of front-runners (rating within the vary 65-99, together with each), 12 extra states/UTs discover themselves on this class in 2020-21. Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Punjab, Haryana, Tripura, Delhi, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh graduated to the class of front-runners (scores between 65 and 99, together with each).