Odisha Is ‘Performer’ State with 61 Points in Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals
Odisha has scored a total of 61 points in the Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals report released on Thursday. Last year, the state had bagged 58 points. It continues to remain under the ‘Performer’ category along with 12 other states.
Kerala continued as the top performer with 75 points, closely followed by Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with 74 points each. Mizoram, with 68 points, was the fastest mover scoring 12 points more than the previous index 2019-2020.
There are a total of 16 Sustainable Development Goals. The ranks are divided into four groups based on scoring: Aspirant (0-49), Performer (50-64), Front Runner (65-99) and Achiever (100).
Odisha was the top performer in the ‘Climate Action’ category (Goal 13) along with Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It also was the top performer in the ‘Life Below Water’ (Goal 14) category.
Individually, Odisha was termed as ‘Aspirant’ in six of the 16 SDGs set by the Niti Aayog. It bagged the ‘Performer’ category in one SDG (Goal 16) while remaining in the ‘Front-runner category in the other 8 goals.
The report titled ‘SDG India Index and Dashboard’ was released by Niti Aayog Vice Chairperson Dr Rajiv Kumar. The index was launched in 2018 for documenting and ranking progress made by States and Union Territories towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.