India’s Performance in SDG – UPSC GS2

India’s Performance in Sustainable Development Goals:
  • India has slipped three spots to rank 120 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 192 United Nations member states in 2015.
  • In 2021 India ranked 117 among 192 nations.
  • India’s overall SDG score was 66 out of 100.
  • India’s rank dropped primarily because of major challenges in 11 SDGs including zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, gender equality and sustainable cities and communities.
  • India also performed poorly in dealing with quality education and life on land aspects.
  • In 2021, India had suffered on the fronts of ending hunger and achieving food security, achieving gender equality and building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and fostering innovation.
How did the Indian States Perform?
  • Jharkhand and Bihar are the least prepared to meet the SDGs by the target year 2030.
  • Kerala ranked first, followed by Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh in the second position.
  • The third position was shared by Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • Among the Union Territories, Chandigarh was ranked first, followed by Delhi, Lakshadweep and Puducherry in the second place and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on the third