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Kerala retains top rank in Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index; Himachal, TN share second spot

Mukesh Ranjan

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, June 3

The federal government’s prime assume tank NITI Aayog on Thursday launched the third version of the Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs) India Index and Dashboard 2020-21, as Himachal Pradesh discovered a spot among the many first 5 performing states, with Haryana turning into one of many prime gainer states.

Noting that the nation’s general SDG rating has improved by 6 factors— from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020–21, the Index, which was launched by NITI Aayog’s Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar within the presence Member (Well being) VK Paul, CEO Amitabh Kant and Adviser (SDG) Sanyukta Samaddar, has positioned Kerala on the prime of the chart with 75 factors on a rating of 100.

In response to the Index Bihar was discovered to be the worst performing state with a rating of 52, whereas Jharkhand got here second from the underside with 56 factors. The opposite three backside 5 states embody Assam (57), Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan and UP with 60 factors, and Chhattisgarh, Nagaland and Odisha with 61 factors.

“This constructive stride in the direction of attaining the targets is basically pushed by exemplary country-wide efficiency in Purpose 6 (Clear Water and Sanitation) and Purpose 7 (Reasonably priced and Clear Power), the place the composite Purpose scores are 83 and 92, respectively,” the SDG Index report stated, whereas including that 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.

In response to the Index, Himachal Pradesh together with Tamil Nadu bagged 74 factors to safe the second place, whereas Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Uttrakhand bagged the joint third place with 72 factors. The fourth and fifth positions had been bagged by Sikkim (71) and Maharashtra (70), respectively.

Because the Index was ready on the idea of 16 recognized objectives, together with a bunch of social, environmental and financial parameters, totally different states did properly on totally different counts.

Tamil Nadu and Delhi have been adjudged finest in coping with points regarding poverty. Equally, Kerala and Chandigarh did properly to make sure zero starvation indices.

On the nice well being entrance, Gujarat and Delhi have been adjudged the perfect, whereas on high quality schooling, Kerala and Chandigarh had been on the highest of the chart. Chattisgarh and Andman & Nicobar Island did properly in making certain gender equality.

On clear water and sanitation, Goa and Lakhadweep did properly. By way of producing and consuming clear power, the efficiency of 21 states and Union Territories (UTs), together with Haryana, Punjab, J&Ok and Ladakh, proved to be good.

On the financial progress rely, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh topped the chart, as Gujarat and Delhi topped the record by way of having good infrastructure. Equally, by way of life under water Odisha discovered to be the perfect, whereas in case of life on the land Arunachal Pradesh and Chandigarh obtained the highest rating. By way of peace and justice, Uttrakhand and Pudducherry had been discovered to be the perfect.

Among the many Uts, Chandigarh with 79 factors topped the chart, adopted by Delhi, Pudducharry and Lakshadweep (68), Andaman & Nicobar (67), J&Ok and Ladakh (66) and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (62).

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