India’s rank in the global Sustainable Development Report, 2022 has slipped for the third consecutive year.
India has been ranked 121 in the index with an SDG index score of 60.3. It ranked 117 in 2020 and 120 in 2021.
The country continues to face major challenges in achieving 11 of the 17 SDGs, which has pushed down its global ranking on SDG preparedness.
The progress in around 10 of these goals is similar to those in 2021.
These include SDG 2 on ending hunger, SDG 3 on good health and well being and SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation.
But ensuring decent work (SDG 8) has become more challenging.
According to the report, India is on track to achieving SDG 13 on climate action.
This decline in India’s overall performance is primarily due to eight states — Bihar, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Jharkhand — whose scores have dipped under SDG 13 in the two years.
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