India’s ranking in 17 sustainable development goals slips down 2 spots

India lacks to keep up with the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) from last year to 117, which was adopted by 193 United Nations member states in 2015, as a part of 2030 agenda, a new report claims.

The State of India’s Environment reports of 2021 revealed that India ranked 115 in 2020 and slipped down by two spots primarily because of major challenging issues like achieving food security and ending hunger (SDG2), building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation (SDG9) and achieving gender inequality (SDG5) remains in the country.

The overall score Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) score of India stands 61.9%, ranking below four South Asian Countries namely Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal as mentioned by reports.

However, while talking about India’s states, Jharkhand lags in five of SDGs whereas, Bihar lags in seven SDGs. Reports also claim while speaking of state-wise preparedness that Jharkhand and Bihar are least likely to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) by the target year, that is 2030.

On contrary, the UTs/states with the best scores more likely on the way to achieve the SDGs are Chandigarh, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh, reports claim.

The 2030 agenda provides a blueprint for prosperity and peace for planet and people, now and into the future. There are 17 SDGs which were adopted back in 2015 by all the UN member states.

The 17 adopted SDGs by UN member states – SDG 1 – no poverty, SDG 2 – zero hunger, SDG 3 – good health and well being, SDG 4 – quality education, SDG 5 – gender equality, SGD 6 – clean water and sanitation, SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy, SDG 8 – decent work and economic growth, SDG 9 – industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 10 – reduced inequalities, SDG 11 – sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12 – responsible consumption and production, SDG 13 – climate action, SDG 14 – life below water, SDG 15 – life on land, SDG 16 – peace, justice and strong institution and SDG 17 – strengthening global partnership for goals.


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