Assam Ranks Amongst Bottom 4 States in NITI Aayog Report on SDGs
GUWAHATI: Assam ranked amongst the bottom four states in the country in the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are part of the United Nations’ (UN) mission and were adopted by India along with 148 other countries.
The state scored a total of 55 in the overall SDG index which measured the performance of all states in achievement of these 17 goals. Assam’s performance is below the national average of 60. In fact, it is placed at the bottom of the list in terms of overall performance.
Assam achieved the fourth lowest score in the country after Bihar (50), Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand both of which have scored 53 in the achievement of the index, and Meghalaya (54).
However, Assam has progressed from being an aspirant state (those states with a score of less than 50) in 2018 report, to a performer state (achieving a score of more than 50) in 2019.
The SDGs which are part of the Mission 2030 by the UN include no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, 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, sustainable consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions, partnerships. The states were marked on these socio-economic indicators.