Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Kerala is in the top slot
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Federalism; GS-III- Sustainable Development
- 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).
- A score of 100 implies that the state/ UT has achieved targets set for 2030
- Kerala is in the top slot with a score of 70, while Bihar is at the bottom with 50.
- Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim have joined the four southern States among the front-runners, which scored over 65 points out of a possible 100
- Ending hunger and achieving gender equality are the areas where most States fall far short, with the all-India scores at a dismal 35 and 42 points respectively.
Value Addition for Prelims
- The SDGs are a set of 17 broad-based global goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, and intended to be achieved by 2030
- The UN has developed 232 indicators to measure compliance by member nations. The NITI Aayog has adapted the monitoring approach to the Indian context, with 100 indicators of its own for the Index.