Niti Aayog has published its first “Urban Index and SDG Scoreboard 2021-22”. The index is the result of the collaborative efforts of Niti Aayog-Giz & BMZ, within the framework of the Indo-German development cooperation.
It is an attempt to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensure progress at the national, state, territorial and local levels. The index ranks 56 urban areas out of 77 SDG indicators, across 46 targets of the SDG framework.
The data comes from official sources such as the National Family Health Survey, the National Crime Records Bureau, the Unified District Info System for Education, various government departments, and other government data sources.
The SDG framework was first published at the United Nations in 2015, with 17 SDG goals that include freedom from poverty, zero hunger, gender equality, clean water and sanitation. For each SDG, urban areas are ranked on a scale from 0 to 100.
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