India improves SDG Index

India improves Sustainable Development Goals Index score by three positions

@NITIAayogIndia has improved its composite score from 57 in 2018 to 60 in Sustainable Development Goals Index 2019-20. This has been achieved due to better works in water and sanitation, power and industry. While Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have topped the list of states on the SDGs Index-2019-20.

This was revealed the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index which was released by Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar in New Delhi.

Addressing media, Dr Kumar said, the good thing is that this year no State has scored below 50 out of 100 score. He said, nutrition and gender equality continue to be problem areas for the country which require a more focused approach. Dr Kumar also said, the Index will generate completion among the States to further improve on SDGs like poverty, education and health.

NITI Aayog also launched the Dashboard 2019-20. The SDG India Index and Dashboard tracks the progress of States and ranks all States and Union Territories on 100 indicators drawn from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s National Indicator Framework, comprising 306 indicators.

It indicates where the country and its States and UTs currently are on SDG implementation. It also charts the distance to be travelled to reach the SDG targets.

The Index covers 16 out of 17 SDGs and a qualitative assessment on Goal 17. 

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