The SDG India Index: Baseline Report 2018 shall be released by the NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, NITI Aayog, CEO Shri Amitabh Kant and UN Resident Coordinator Mr Yuri Afanasievat NITI Aayog tomorrow on Friday, December 21.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which came into being in September 2015, are in the Third year of global implementation. The SDGs are ambitious global aspirations on development that address key aspects of universal well-being, across different socio-economic, cultural, geographical divisions as well as the interconnectedness among the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development.
NITI Aayog has the twin mandate to oversee the implementation of SDGs in the country and promote Competitive and Cooperative Federalism among States and Union Territories (UTs).
In exercise of these roles, NITI has developed the SDG India Index, a comprehensive Index to measure the progress of States / UTs, through a single measurable Index and the First Baseline Report for 2018, prepared with the support of Global Green Growth Institute and UN in India.
(With Inputs from PIB)