(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
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.
- India’s composite score has improved from 57 in 2018 to 60 in 2019,
- The maximum gains were made in Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation), 9
(industry, innovation, and infrastructure) and 7 (affordable and clean
- 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).