Kerala has retained the highest rank in Niti Aayog’s sustainable improvement objectives (SDG) India Index 2020-21, whereas Bihar has been adjudged because the worst performer.
The SDG index was launched by Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar on Thursday.
The index evaluates progress of states and union territories on social, financial and environmental parameters.
Kerala retained its rank as the highest state with a rating of 75. Each Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu took the second spot with a rating of 74.
Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam have been the worst performing states on this 12 months’s India index.
“Our effort of monitoring SDGs by way 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,” Mr Kumar mentioned.
First launched in December 2018, the index has turn into the first instrument for monitoring progress on the SDGs within the nation and has concurrently fostered competitors among the many states and union territories by rating them on the worldwide objectives.
The index, developed in collaboration with the United Nations in India, measures the progress on the nationwide and sub-national degree within the nation’s journey in direction of assembly the worldwide objectives and targets and has been profitable as an advocacy instrument to propagate the messages of sustainability, resilience, and partnerships, as effectively.
The SDGs, constituted by way of an unprecedented consultative course of, have 17 objectives and 169 associated targets to be achieved by 2030.