The SDG India Index 2019-20, developed by NITI Aayog, was launched on December 30th, 2019.
The Index has been constructed spanning across 16 out of 17 SDGs with a qualitative assessment on SDG 17. It tracks the progress of all the States and Union Territories (UTs) on a set of 100 National Indicators derived from the National Indicator Framework, measuring their progress on the outcomes of interventions and schemes of the Government of India.
The SDG India Index 2019-20 is intended to provide a holistic view on the social, economic and environmental status of the country and its States and UTs. It has been designed to provide an aggregate assessment of the performance of all Indian States and UTs, and to help leaders and change makers evaluate their performance on social, economic and environmental parameters.
The Index will be useful to States/UTs in assessing their progress on the SDGs in the following ways:
Support States/UTs to assess their progress against national targets and performance of their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies to achieve the SDGs by 2030.
Support States/UTs to identify priority areas in which they need to invest and improve by enabling them to measure incremental progress.
Highlight data gaps related across SDGs for India to develop its statistical systems at the national and State levels.