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SDG India Index 2018: Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu ranked as Front Runners

The SDG India Index acts as a bridge between these mandates, aligning the SDGs with the Prime Minister’s clarion call of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, which embodies the five Ps of the global SDG movement – People, Planet, Prosperity, Partnership and Peace.

Dec 21, 2018 16:40 IST
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The NITI Aayog on December 21, 2018 released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2018, documenting the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories (UTs) towards implementation of the 2030 SDG targets.

The SDG India Index was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Global Green Growth Institute and United Nations in India.

SDG India Index acts as a bridge between mandates of NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog has the twin mandate to oversee the implementation of SDGs in the country, and also promote Competitive and Cooperative Federalism among States and UTs.

The SDG India Index acts as a bridge between these mandates, aligning the SDGs with the Prime Minister’s clarion call of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, which embodies the five Ps of the global SDG movement – People, Planet, Prosperity, Partnership and Peace. 

India’s National Development Agenda is mirrored in the SDGs. India’s progress in SDGs is crucial for the world as the country is home to about 17 percent of the world population.

Overall Findings

Aspirant

Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

Performer

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi and Lakshadweep

Front Runner

Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh and Puducherry

Achiever

NA

Particular

State

UT

SDG India Index Score Range

42-69

57-68

Top Performer(s)

Himachal Pradesh & Kerala

Chandigarh

Aspirant

Uttar Pradesh

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Points to Note

  • Himachal Pradesh ranked high on providing clean water and sanitation, in reducing inequalities and preserving mountain ecosystem
  • Kerala’s topped due to its superior performance in providing good health, reducing hunger, achieving gender equality and providing quality education
  • Chandigarh led in UT category because of its exemplary performance in providing clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, generating economic growth, and providing quality education

How was the SDG India Index computed?

  • The SDG India Index tracks progress of all States and UTs on 62 Priority Indicators selected by NITI Aayog.
  • The Index spans 13 out of 17 SDGs as the Progress on SDGs 12, 13 & 14 could not be measured due to non-availability of data and SDG 17 was left out as it focuses on international partnerships.

SDG-Wise ranking of States/UTs

  • A composite score was computed between the range of 0-100 for each State and UT based on their aggregate performance across 13 SDGs, indicating average performance of State/UT towards achieving 13 SDGs & their respective targets.
  • If a State/UT achieves a score of 100, it signifies that it achieved the 2030 national targets. The higher the score of a State/UT, the greater the target achieved.

Classification Criteria based on SDG India Index Score

Index Score

Classification

0-49

Aspirant

50-64

Performer

65-99

Front Runner

100

Achiever

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