Newdelhi:30/12/19: Odisha has been placed second in ‘Fastest Movers’ category of the SDG India Index-2019 which was released by NITI Aayog today.
According to reports, Odisha stands second in overall improvement, with an increase of 7 points, from 51 to 58. Goal 9 has contributed mostly to the rise with a jump of 40 points. Goals 6 and 7 follow, with an increase of 39 and 27 points, respectively.
The report also revealed that Odisha has highest coverage in ‘maternity benefits’ in the country with 72.6 percent of eligible beneficiaries receiving it.
Among all states, Odisha saved the highest amount of CO2 (5.4 MtCO2) through distribution of low-cost LED bulbs under the UJALA scheme.
However, Odisha has the lowest coverage of households using clean cooking fuel as the figure stands at 32.6 percent, the report said.
India’s composite score also improved from 57 in 2018 to 60 in 2019.
The SDG India Index, developed by Niti Aayog, took into account 16 out of 17 goals specified by the United Nations as SDGs.
NITI Aayog also launched the Dashboard 2019-20. The SDG India Index and Dashboard tracks the progress of States and ranks all States and Union Territories on 100 indicators drawn from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s National Indicator Framework, comprising 306 indicators.
It indicates where the country and its States and UTs currently are on SDG implementation. It also charts the distance to be travelled to reach the SDG targets.