India’s ranking on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has dropped two places from last year to 117.
Major challenges such as ending hunger and achieving food security, achieving gender equality, building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and fostering innovation caused the drop.
Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, and Chandigarh have the highest total scores and are on track.
While Jharkhand and Bihar have the lowest scores. It is evident that by 2030, it will become difficult for them to achieve the goals.
There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that need an urgent call to action for all countries, developed and developing, to work together in a global partnership.
UN Member States endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015.
It provides a shared roadmap for peace and prosperity for people and the planet today and in the future.