Kerala retained the highest spot adopted by Himachal Pradesh whereas Bihar featured on the backside of Niti Aayog’s index for sustainable for sustainable development goals (SDG), the most recent information launched on Thursday confirmed. The SDG index evaluates the progress of states and union territories on social, financial and environmental standards and is launched yearly by the federal government.
India’s total rating throughout sustainable improvement objectives improved marginally by six factors, from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2021, Niti Aayog stated whereas releasing the index. This rise within the rating was as a result of country-wide enchancment throughout clear water and sanitation (Purpose 6) and inexpensive and clear power (Purpose 7), it added.
Kerala scored 75 out of 100 whereas Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu scored 74 every. Andhra Pradesh was positioned subsequent within the checklist with 72 factors. Alternatively, Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam had been the worst-performing states this yr with 52, 56, and 57 factors, respectively.
Releasing the third rendition of the index, Niti Aayog vice-chairperson Rajiv Kumar stated, “Our effort of monitoring SDGs by means of the SDG India Index and Dashboard continues to be extensively observed and applauded world wide. It stays a uncommon data-driven initiative to rank our states and union territories by computing a composite index on the SDGs.”
The index was first launched in December 2018. Through the years, it has fostered competitors amongst all states and Union territories by rating them on world objectives developed in collaboration with the United Nations in India.
“The report displays on the partnerships we now have constructed and strengthened throughout our SDG efforts. The narrative throws gentle on how collaborative initiatives may end up in higher outcomes and better impacts,” Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant stated.
This version of the index covers 17 objectives, 70 targets, and 115 indicators, whereas the final lined 17 objectives, 54 targets and 100 indicators. The primary version, in 2018-2019, lined 13 objectives, 39 targets, and 62 indicators.