Two days after Odisha slipped 4 locations within the Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs) rankings launched by the NITI Aayog for 2020-21 and was listed among the many backside 5 states, opposition BJP and Congress slammed the Naveen Patnaik authorities over its dip within the rankings.
On Thursday, Odisha slipped from the fifteenth rank final yr to nineteenth rank within the Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs) rankings launched by the NITI Aayog for 2020-21. Although its composite rating improved from 58 to 61, it remained among the many backside 5 states together with Nagaland and Chhattisgarh. Performances of the states had been assessed from 16 SDGs – zero poverty, no starvation, good well being and well-being, high quality training, gender equality and peace, justice and robust establishments.
“The state of Odisha figures within the record of backside 5 states of the SDG report of NITI Aayog. It’s shameful and really unlucky for us,” mentioned Bhubaneswar MP and BJP chief Aparajita Sarangi. “I ponder that the state of Andhra Pradesh has 9.2 per cent people who find themselves dwelling below nationwide beneath poverty line. Many households in Bhubaneswar parliamentary constituency are but to get pucca homes below authorities scheme. Not less than 14.2% or 1 crore individuals are nonetheless dwelling in kutcha homes in Odisha whereas in West Bengal the determine is barely 6% and in Andhra Pradesh, it’s 3.2%. “The central authorities has sanctioned lakhs of pucca homes to Odisha. The place are these?” she requested.
The BJP chief mentioned Odisha ranked sixth from the underside within the record of 28 states within the class of Zero Starvation of the sustainable growth purpose. Not less than 29 per cent of kids beneath 5 years are malnourished within the state, which was talked about within the report, she mentioned. In addition to, 47.6 laptop of pregnant girls and 29.5 laptop adolescents are anaemic.
“The state’s rank within the Gender Equality is 11 from backside. Prison circumstances in opposition to 103.5 % girls within the state have come to fore. As per the report, 103 girls in 1 lakh are exploited within the state. The harassment circumstances in opposition to girls proceed to surge since 2015. The BJD authorities has failed to make sure security and safety of ladies,” she alleged.
Within the class of Financial Progress, Odisha ranked second from the underside amongst 28 states. The state secured zero in ease of doing enterprise regardless of enterprise varied programmes like ‘make In Odisha’.
Sarangi mentioned within the ‘No Poverty’ class, Odisha’s inhabitants beneath poverty line (32.59 laptop), households lined by medical insurance (47.7 laptop) and people dwelling in kutcha homes (14.2 laptop) confirmed no enchancment. “Odisha is among the many worst performers within the purpose of offering first rate work and financial development. It additionally was adjudged a laggard in First rate Work and Financial Progress with solely 11.92 financial institution branches and 15.72 ATMs per one lakh inhabitants.
“Even employment offered in opposition to demand below MGNREGA noticed a marginal drop,” she mentioned.
State Congress president Niranjan Patnaik mentioned BJD could not face any quick repercussions of their misgovernance, however the truth is the folks of Odisha will proceed to endure. “Congratulations to the BJD govt. Odisha has now slumped to twenty first place from sixteenth, in NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index,” he tweeted.
The Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs), often known as the International Targets, had been adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a common name to motion to finish poverty, shield the planet and be certain that all folks get pleasure from peace and prosperity by 2030.
Nevertheless, BJD chief and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Patnaik alleged that there may very well be some discrepancies throughout preparation of the SDG rating. “SDG report will not be a political report. It shouldn’t be used to play soiled politics, however use it for fostering extra growth. It’s unlucky that the BJP is doing politics even not going via the report totally. The information offered by the state has not been taken under consideration within the SDG report,” mentioned the BJD MP.