SDG India Index 2019
NITI Aayog has released its latest SDG India Index 2019, which assesses each state and Union Territory’s achievement on 16 sustainable development goals (SDG).
About the Index
The SDG India Index 2019 tracks progress of all States and UTs on 100 indicators drawn from the MoSPI’s National Indicator Framework (NIF).
Each of the 16 SDGs — ranging from good health to quality education, gender equality, and climate action — comprise several indicators, with the number of these varying from SDG to SDG.
Scores are given for a state or UT on each SDG.
The composite score for each state or UT is computed by aggregating their performance across these goals, and then by taking the arithmetic mean of individual goal scores.
A score of 100 implies that the state/ UT has achieved targets set for 2030.
Classification criteria based on SDG India Index score is as follows:
Front Runner: 65–99
1. Kerla 70
2. Himachal Pradesh 69
3. Andhra Pradesh, 67
Tamil Nadu and Telangana
shared the third spot.
1. Bihar 50
There are eight states in the highest bracket, called frontrunners, with scores in the range 65-99.
Behind Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, the other states in this category are Karnataka (66), Sikkim (65) and Goa (65).
Two UTs, Chandigarh and Puducherry, scored in this range.