SDG Gender Equality Index 2020-21: Highlights

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021
Current Context: The Government think tank NITI Aayog released the third edition of India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index 2020-21.
NITI Aayog’s 3rd SDG India Index 2020-21
  • The index evaluates SDG progress for every states and UTs for the parameters like social, economic and environmental.
  • The index was launched by Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar.
  • The index was topped by Kerala with a score of 75.
  • The other top performers are: Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.
  • The lowest performer is Bihar with a score of 52.
  • The other lowest performers are: Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya.
  • Among the UTs, Chandigarh has topped the index and is followed by Delhi and Puducherry.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • Chairman of NITI Aayog: PM Narendra Modi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant

Question: 

Q.1 Which state topped the NITI Aayog’s third edition of India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index 2020-21?
a. Maharashtra
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Kerala

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