Kerala has retained the top rank in Niti Aayog’s 3rd edition of SDG India Index 2020-21, while Bihar has been adjudged as the worst performer. The Index for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) evaluates the progress of states and union territories on social, economic and environmental parameters. Kerala retained its rank as the top state with a score of 75. The third rendition of India’s SDG Index was launched by Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on 3rd June.
The top-performing states and UTs as per the report are:
- Kerala with a score of- 75
- Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with a score of -74
- Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Uttarakhand scored- 72
- Sikkim scored- 71
- Maharashtra with a Goal score of- 70
The worst-performing states and UTs include:
- Chhattisgarh, Nagaland and Odisha with a score of- 61
- Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh at a score of- 60
- Assam scored- 57
- Jharkhand scored- 56
- Bihar at-52
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- NITI Aayog Formed: 1 January 2015.
- NITI Aayog Headquarters: New Delhi.
- NITI Aayog Chairperson: Narendra Modi.