Kerala tops India for Sustainable Development Goals for 2020-21.The Index for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) evaluates the progress of states and union territories in India. The parameters considered are the social, economic, and environmental conditions. Thirteen goals are considered. They are no poverty, zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation, and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities, and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions, and Partnerships for the goals. The Niti Ayog conducts the survey and releases the indices scored by the States and Union Territories.
Kerala is in first place with a score of 75. Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu share second place with 74 points each. Bihar, Jharkhand, and Assam are at the bottom. Congratulations to Kerala for retaining the top spot.