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Shimla tops NITI Aayog’s inaugural SDG Urban Index

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NITI Aayog launched the inaugural SDG Urban Index & Dashboard 2021-22, to further strengthen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) localization and institute robust SDG monitoring at the city level. The index is an SDG progress monitoring tool at the ULB level to highlight the strengths and gaps of ULB-level data, monitoring, and reporting systems. Shimla has topped among the 56 urban areas while Dhanbad in Jharkhand is at the bottom.

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Top 5 Urban Areas with the score

  • Shimla: 75.50
  • Coimbatore: 73.29
  • Chandigarh: 72.36
  • Thiruvananthapuram: 72.36
  • Kochi: 72.29

Bottom 5 Urban Areas with the score

  • Dhanbad: 52.43
  • Meerut: 54.64
  • Itanagar: 55.29
  • Guwahati: 55.79
  • Patna: 57.29

About the SDG Urban Index and Dashboard 2021-22:

The SDG Urban Index and Dashboard 2021-22 ranks 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators across 46 targets of the SDG framework. These include 44 cities with a population above one million and 12 State capitals with a population of less than a million. The Index has been developed by Niti Aayog in collaboration with GIZ and BMZ under the umbrella of Indo-German Development Cooperation.

Based on the composite score, urban areas have been classified as below:

  • Aspirant: 0–49
  • Performer: 50–64
  • Front-Runner: 65–99
  • Achiever: 100

Find More Ranks and Reports Here

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