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3rd Edition of the SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020-21

The third edition of the SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21 was released by NITI Aayog on 3rd June 2021.

NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Dr Rajiv Kumar launched the report titled, ‘SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21: Partnerships in the Decade of Action’. The report was designed and developed by NITI Aayog.

Methodology:

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

Indicators & Goals:

The SDG India Index 2020–21 covers 115 indicators incorporate 16 out of 17 SDGs, with a qualitative assessment on Goal 17, and cover 70 SDG targets.

Score:

The SDG India Index computes goal-wise scores on the 16 SDGs for each State and Union Territory. Overall State and UT scores range between 0–100, and if a State/UT achieves a score of 100, it signifies it has achieved the 2030 targets. The higher the score of a State/UT, the greater the distance to target achieved.

States and Union Territories are classified in four categories on their SDG India Index score:
  • Aspirant: 0-49
  • Performer: 50-64
  • Front-Runner: 65-99
  • Achiever: 100

SDG India Index score methodology includes five steps, which is based on globally accepted SDSN methodology. These five steps are Identification, Normalisation, Weightage, Individual Goal Score, and Composite Score.

Some Key Points of the Report:

  • The country’s overall SDG score improved by 6 points—from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020–21.
  • 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.
  • In the SDG India Index 2020–21, No States/UTs belonged to the category of Aspirant & Achiever. In the category of Front-Runners 15 States & 7 UTs has been included while in performer category 13 States & one UT.
Top Five States/UTs in SDG India Index 2020–21 with Score:
States/UTsScore
Kerala75
Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu74
Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand72
Sikkim71
Maharashtra70
Bottom Five States/UTs in SDG India Index 2020–21 with Score:
States/UTsScore
Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Odisha61
Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh60
Assam57
Jharkhand56
Bihar52

Overall Performance and Ranking of States and Union Territories in terms of SDGs 2020-21, including change in score from last year.

Overall Ranking of States and UTs in SDG India Index 2020–21 Report
Image Source: PIB

Goal-Wise Top States and UTs in SDG India Index 2020–21 Report

Goal-Wise Top States and UTs in SDG India Index 2020–21 Report
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SDG India Index Dashboard 2020–21:

The SDG India Index 2020–21 is also live on an online dashboard, which has cross-sectoral relevance across policy, civil society, business, and academia.

About SDG India Index:

The index has become the primary tool for monitoring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in the country and has simultaneously fostered competition among the States and Union Territories by ranking them on the Global Goals. It was firstly launched in December 2018.

Source: PIB

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