SDG Goal: Uttarakhand came third in the overall ranking, a setback on the economic development front
The state has made progress as compared to other states in the areas of poverty reduction, food security, reducing malnutrition, energy, forest management, social security, law and order
Uttarakhand has jumped from ninth to third place in the picture of the overall ranking of Sustainable Development Goals for 2020 by NITI Aayog. Despite this spectacular improvement in the overall ranking, the state has suffered a slight setback on the economic development front.
The state's ranking has gone up from 6th to 8th in the goal of excellent work and economic development. Uttarakhand has moved from fifth ranking to 13th in the target of forest and environment. The state government is blaming the Covid-19 pandemic for this.
The government believes that the situation created after the first and second wave of Corona has caused huge damage to the economy of a small state like According to the statement issued by the Niti Aayog, Kerala has been ranked first according to the SDG Index Report 2020. Uttarakhand has reached the third position by securing a total of 72 points. In terms of law and order, Uttarakhand stood first in the country, last year it was second.
Uttarakhand has improved her rankings in the following parameters:
Law and order, reducing hunger, health, quality education, affordable energy, industry, reducing inequalities in consumption and production, partnership for goals.
Below is the 2019 and 2020 data for Uttarakhand
Regions 2019 2020
Goal Score Ranking Score Ranking
Zero poverty 64 07 74 07
Malnutrition free 45 10 61 08
Better health 58 13 77 08
Quality Education 66 07 70 04
Gender equality 38 11 46 13
Clean water and sanitation 90 05 85 11
Economical Energy 78 09 100 01
Economic growth 73 06 36 08
Industry and Infrastructure 55 11 56 10
Reduction of Inequalities 59 17 77 04
Urban Development 51 09 76 09
Consumption and Production 50 14 82 06
Climate change 59 08 60 09
Forest and Environment 95 05 64 13
Law and order 85 02 86 01
Overall Ranking 64 09 72 03
These works improved the ranking
According to a press statement issued by the Center for Public Policy and Good Governance, Department of Planning, a dashboard was created for regular review of district-level indicators. Sustainable goals were included in the three-tier panchayats. Apart from this, effective partnership with the private sector, corporate, academic and research institutions at national and international institutions also helped to achieve the targets on time.
The improvement in the ranking is a matter of pride for the entire state. The improvement in the areas of public concern shows how sensitively the government has acted. There are many reasons for the decline in the ranking of economic development. The Covid-19 epidemic is a big reason for this. Due to this, the income from Excise, Mining, GST etc. has suffered huge loss said Subodh Uniyal, Government Spokesperson and Cabinet Minister, Government of Uttarakhand
We had prepared indicators of SDG targets at the state level also conducted workshops with UNDP in all districts to create awareness about SDG goals among people working in the system. We got a lot of benefit from them said Manisha Panwar, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning