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    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.
  • #733015
    It is the well known fact that Gods own country has the cent percent literate people and by virtue of it their behavior seems to be sensible and result oreinted. If the entire state is educated and well informed ,there cannot be backward for any reason and asking. And being the small state bestowed with natural resources and blessings of the nature, Kerala could prove better than other states and thus ranked first. But is baffling that with just one rank the Himachal Pradesh and TN are also equally good. Is that mean the AIADMK was doing better and this result was the handiwork of their good work and thus got 74 points. One thing is sure keeping aside all these rankings and progress, we we find more Kerala people are seeking green pastures elsewhere in the country and out of country also. I would request the author to elaborate.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #733027
    Thank you for sharing the list of India's Sustainable Development goals for 2020-21. Glad to know that Kerala has succeeded in its efforts to keep itself at the top of the index. Kerala is one of the successful states of India, which has always been admired by other countries as well. Making a mark in Sustainable Development with a large section of the most educated population also adds to its respect. The credit for this goes to all the concerned institutions, officers, government, etc. as well as to the public because the involvement of its people contributes a lot to the progress of every state. Other states also should learn and follow the policy and modals of Kerala for growth.

  • #733061
    SDG India Index is developed in collaboration with the United Nations. The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MOSPI) will be arranging for this assessment. Andhra Pradesh shared the third position alongside Goa, Karnataka and Uttarakhand with 72 points each on a 0 - 100 scale. The State's score last year was 67. There is an improvement by 5 points. Telangana scored 69 out of 100 points. The rank of this State is 6th.
    As per the 2020-21 index, the country's overall SDG score increased by six points. It was 60 in 2019 and it is 66 in 2020. The SDGs were constituted through an unprecedented consultative process. It has 17 goals and 169 related targets. All these are to be achieved by 2030.
    Congratulations to Kerala for retaining the first position. My appreciations to Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for sharing second place in the ranks with just one point less than Kerala. I am happy that both the Telugu States performed well in this assessment.

    always confident

  • #733063
    Very interesting and valuable information shared by the author in this thread. The index for this Sustainable Development Goals achieved by Kerala state is praise worthy and shows the determination and strong will of the ruling regime as well as cooperation by the people of the state. I hope that other states will also try to come up and do their best to beat this benchmark. The parameters chosen for this study are all very important and are required for the development and progress of the states and when all the states come up to that standard then only we can hope for an overall national progress. India is a big country and there are variations in governance and other matters place to place and in that situation it becomes more important to have progressive attitudes throughout the country and make India stand high in the international scenario.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #733079
    As mentioned by the writer that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) scores are checked and evaluated by Niti Ayog which keeps a check on 11 parameters like the above said, it is good to know that the small state of India has topped it again. Kerala is known as God's own country but as many know that most of its people are working in other states, the gulf, or abroad and this is also a factor that they understand the parameters or standards and help the government to upkeep its standard with other countries. The people of Kerala might have not forgotten the words of UP CM when he compared Kerala with Somalia but the ranking proved it for him and others that many have still to learn from them. One major point is the literacy, education quality, and the willingness of the people to make their state better as they see or compare with other countries as many work abroad and understand its importance. Let's keep up the good work and keep on progressing in the same way.
    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

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