NITI Aayog Releases SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21

  • Category
    Economy
  • Published
    14th Jun, 2021

The third edition of the SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21 has been released by NITI Aayog.

Context

The third edition of the SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21 has been released by NITI Aayog.

About

What is SDG India Index?

  • The SDG India Index & Dashboard measures the progress at the national and sub-national levels in our journey towards meeting the Global Goals and targets.
  • Design and developed by: Designed and developed by NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the United Nations in India. It has also been successful as an advocacy tool to propagate the messages of sustainability, resilience, and partnerships.
  • Launched in: 2018
  • Coverage: From covering 13 Goals, 39 targets, and 62 indicators in its first edition in 2018, this third edition of the Index covers all 17 Goals, 70 targets, and 115 indicators.

Methodology

  • States and Union Territories are classified as below based on their SDG India Index score:
    • Aspirant: 0–49
    • Performer: 50–64
    • Front-Runner: 65–99
    • Achiever: 100

Overall Results and Findings

  • 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.

The top-five and bottom-five States in SDG India Index 2020–21:

  • Mizoram, Haryana, and Uttarakhand are the top gainers in 2020–21in terms of improvement in score from 2019, with an increase of 12, 10 and 8 points, respectively.
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