NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21: Kerala Retains Top Rank, Bihar Worst Performer | News

June 3, 2021 0 Comments



The SDG India Index noted exemplary country-wide performance under Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)

Highlights
  • Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu took the second spot with a score of 74
  • The country’s overall SDG score improved from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020-21
  • SDG India index 2020-21 focuses on the significance of partnerships

New Delhi: In the third edition of the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2020-21 released on Thursday (June 3), Kerala has retained the top rank with a score of 75 while Bihar has been adjudged as the worst performer with a score of 52. NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Dr Rajiv Kumar today launched the report titled, SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020-21: Partnerships in the Decade of Action. As per the NITI Aayog, Kerala retained its rank as the top state with a score of 75. Both Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu took the second spot with a score of 74 while Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam were the worst-performing states in this year’s India index with scores of 52, 56 and 57 respectively. Chandigarh too maintained its top spot among the UTs with a score of 79. Mizoram, Haryana, and Uttarakhand are the top gainers in 2020-21 in terms of improvement in score from 2019, with an increase of 12, 10 and 8 points, respectively.

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The country’s overall SDG score improved by 6 points–from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020-21. This positive stride towards achieving the targets is largely driven by exemplary country-wide performance in Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), where the composite Goal scores are 83 and 92, respectively, said NITI Aayog.

First launched in December 2018, the index has become the primary tool for monitoring progress on the SDGs in the country and has simultaneously fostered competition among the states and union territories by ranking them on the global goals.

Our effort of monitoring SDGs through the SDG India Index & Dashboard continues to be widely noticed and applauded around the world. It remains a rare data-driven initiative to rank our states and Union Territories by computing a composite index on the SDGs. We are confident that it will remain a matter of aspiration and emulation and help propel monitoring efforts at the international level, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog said during the launch.

With one-third of the journey towards achieving the 2030 Agenda behind us, this edition of the index report focuses on the significance of partnerships as its theme. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog said,

The report reflects on the partnerships we have built and strengthened during our SDG efforts. The narrative throws light on how collaborative initiatives can result in better outcomes and greater impacts.

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On the theme of partnerships which is central to Goal 17, Dr Vinod Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said,

It is clear that by working together we can build a more resilient and sustainable future, where no one is left behind.

“From covering 13 Goals with 62 indicators in its first edition in 2018, the third edition covers 16 Goals on 115 quantitative indicators, with a qualitative assessment on Goal 17, thereby reflecting our continuous efforts towards refining this important tool,” said Sanyukta Samaddar, Adviser (SDGs), NITI Aayog.

The SDG India Index 2020-21, developed in collaboration with the United Nations in India, tracks the progress of all states and UTs on 115 indicators that are aligned to MoSPI’s National Indicator Framework (NIF).

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The SDG India Index 2020-21 is more robust than the previous editions on account of wider coverage of targets and indicators with greater alignment with the NIF. The 115 indicators incorporate 16 out of 17 SDGs, with a qualitative assessment on Goal 17 and cover 70 SDG targets. This is an improvement over the 2018-19 and 2019-20 editions of the index, which had utilised 62 indicators across 39 targets and 13 Goals, and 100 indicators across 54 targets and 16 Goals, respectively, it said.

The index represents the articulation of the comprehensive nature of the Global Goals under the 2030 Agenda while being attuned to the national priorities. The modular nature of the index has become a policy tool and a ready reckoner for gauging the progress of states and UTs on the expansive nature of the Goals, including health, education, gender, economic growth, institutions, climate change and environment.

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World

17,21,53,816Cases

5,87,58,208Active

10,96,94,357Recovered

37,01,251Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,21,53,816 and 37,01,251 have died; 5,87,58,208 are active cases and 10,96,94,357 have recovered as on June 4, 2021 at 3:57 am.

India

2,85,74,350 1,32,364Cases

16,35,99377,420Active

2,65,97,655 2,07,071Recovered

3,40,702 2,713Deaths

In India, there are 2,85,74,350 confirmed cases including 3,40,702 deaths. The number of active cases is 16,35,993 and 2,65,97,655 have recovered as on June 4, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

57,91,413 15,229

2,07,813 11,031

54,86,206 25,617

97,394 643

Karnataka

26,53,446 18,324

2,86,819 6,226

23,36,096 24,036

30,531 514

Kerala

25,84,853 18,853

1,84,699 7,869

23,90,779 26,569

9,375 153

Tamil Nadu

21,72,751 24,405

2,80,426 8,276

18,66,660 32,221

25,665 460

Andhra Pradesh

17,28,577 11,421

1,38,912 4,883

15,78,452 16,223

11,213 81

Uttar Pradesh

16,95,212 1,220

25,546 3,148

16,48,771 4,260

20,895 108

Delhi

14,27,926 487

8,748 616

13,94,731 1,058

24,447 45

West Bengal

14,03,535 8,811

61,780 8,235

13,25,834 16,938

15,921 108

Chhattisgarh

9,76,760 1,619

29,378 2,257

9,34,243 3,854

13,139 22

Rajasthan

9,43,494 1,258

27,408 5,242

9,07,527 6,456

8,559 44

Gujarat

8,13,270 1,207

24,404 1,828

7,78,976 3,018

9,890 17

Odisha

7,90,970 8,839

75,042 1,637

7,13,055 10,434

2,873 42

Madhya Pradesh

7,82,945 846

14,186 2,950

7,60,552 3,746

8,207 50

Haryana

7,60,019 980

12,688 1,980

7,38,799 2,889

8,532 71

Bihar

7,10,199 1,106

11,431 1,160

6,93,472 2,238

5,296 28

Telangana

5,85,489 2,261

32,579 800

5,49,579 3,043

3,331 18

Punjab

5,74,114 2,144

28,673 2,460

5,30,601 4,512

14,840 92

Assam

4,24,385 4,309

51,881 527

3,68,981 4,790

3,523 46

Jharkhand

3,39,930 1,015

7,537 230

3,27,372 775

5,021 10

Uttarakhand

3,32,067 589

22,530 2,836

3,02,964 3,387

6,573 38

Jammu And Kashmir

2,95,879 1,801

30,657 922

2,61,230 2,694

3,992 29

Himachal Pradesh

1,93,137 995

11,057 918

1,78,847 1,890

3,233 23

Goa

1,57,847 572

9,700 1,140

1,45,437 1,695

2,710 17

Puducherry

1,07,114 815

10,015 151

95,516 950

1,583 16

Chandigarh

60,399 111

1,135 116

58,502 226

762 1

Tripura

53,872 650

6,340 118

46,993 763

539 5

Manipur

52,899 621

8,863 172

43,187 783

849 10

Meghalaya

37,149 552

6,352 51

30,172 594

625 9

Arunachal Pradesh

28,382 364

3,843 26

24,420 337

119 1

Nagaland

22,240 168

4,711 121

17,125 284

404 5

Ladakh

18,954 113

1,505 26

17,256 137

193 2

Sikkim

16,165 289

4,184 81

11,718 205

263 3

Mizoram

13,064 205

3,415 95

9,602 108

47 2

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,345 14

250 32

10,091 46

4

Lakshadweep

8,479 144

1,355 112

7,089 256

35

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,070 27

131 12

6,820 39

119





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