(The Gist of PIB) SDG India Index and Dashboard 2019  [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) SDG India Index and Dashboard 2019


SDG India Index and Dashboard 2019

  • NITI Aayog released the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index.


  • The index documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards achieving the 2030 SDG targets.
  • It has been developed by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics, United Nations in India, and Global Green Growth Institute.
  • The 2019 Index spans 16 out of 17 SDGs with a qualitative assessment on Goal 17. This marks an improvement over the 2018 Index, which covered only 13 goals.

Classification criteria based on SDG India Index score is as follows:

Aspirant: 0–49
Performer: 50–64
Front Runner: 65–99
Achiever: 100
• If a State/UT achieves a score of 100, it signifies it has achieved the 2030 national targets. The higher the score of a State/UT, the closer it is towards achieving the targets.

Key findings:

  • India’s composite score has improved from 57 in 2018 to 60 in 2019, thereby showing.
  • The maximum gains were made in Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation), 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure) and 7 (affordable and clean energy).
  • Kerala achieved the first rank in the composite SDG Index with a score of 70, followed by Himachal Pradesh at 69.
  • The biggest improvers since 2018 are UP (which has moved from the 29th position to the 23rd), Orissa (23rd to 15th), and Sikkim (15th to 7th).

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