India: Kerala retains top spot in sustainable development goals index
Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu share the second spot in index
Kerala retained its top ranking in Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21, while Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu shared the second spot. The worst performing states in the India index included Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam.
“Our effort of monitoring SDGs through the SDG India Index and Dashboard continues to be widely noticed and applauded around the world,” Rajiv Kumar, vice-chairman, Niti Aayog, said while releasing the SDG Index.
“It remains a rare data-driven initiative to rank our states and union territories by computing a composite index on the SDGs.”
The SDG ( Sustainable Development Goals) index evaluates the progress of states and union territories (UTs) on social, economic and environmental parameters. Developed in collaboration with the UN, it tracks progress based on 115 indicators.
India’s overall score across SDGs improved marginally by six points driven by the countrywide improvement across clean water and sanitation (goal 6) and affordable and clean energy (goal 7).
“Mizoram, Haryana and Uttarakhand are the top gainers in 2020-21 in terms of improvement in score from 2019, with an increase of 12, 10 and eight points respectively,” said Niti Aayog.
In 2019, just 10 states and UTs were in the frontrunners category with scores ranging between 65 and 99. This time, 12 more states and UTs were added to the category.
Official says the rationale for immunising children was to stop... READ MORE
Modi and US Vice President Kamala Harris discuss efforts to improve... READ MORE
MV X-Press Pearl started sinking a day after authorities extinguished ... READ MORE
UK PM has warned that it could derail plans for lockdown restrictions ... READ MORE
Appointments for the first shot of the Sinopharm vaccine have been... READ MORE
Milkha Singh was a four-time Asian Games gold medallist READ MORE
Milkha’s 85-year-old wife, who had also been infected by the... READ MORE
The Ministry of Health and Prevention had launched the service last... READ MORE