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Niti Aayog launches SDG Urban Index & Dashboard 2021-22

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    1st Dec, 2021

Context

Niti Aayog has released its inaugural 'SDG Urban Index & Dashboard 2021-22'.

About

About the Index

  • The index is a result of the collaborative efforts of Niti Aayog-Giz & BMZ, under the Indo-German development cooperation. 
  • It is an attempt to localize sustainable development goals (SDG) & ensure progress at national, state, union territory and local levels.
  • The index ranks 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators, across 46 targets of the SDG framework.
  • Source of data: The data is sourced from official sources like National Family Health Survey, National Crime Records Bureau, Unified District Info System for Education, various ministries & other government data sources.

Key-findings of the Index

  • Top 10 Urban areas: Shimla, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Panaji, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Ahmedabad, and Nagpur.
  • Population: Out of 56 urban areas ranked in the index, 44 are with population of above one million, 12 are state capitals with a population of less than a million.

SDG Framework

  • SDG framework was first released in United Nations in 2015, with 17 SDG goals that include no poverty, zero hunger, gender equality & clean water and sanitation.
  • For each SDG, the urban areas are ranked on a scale of 0-100.
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