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India Drops 3 Places on 17 SDGs adopted as 2030 Agenda, says New Report

India has struggled in the previous year to end hunger, achieve food security, achieve gender equality and create resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and nurture innovation.

Shivam Dwivedi
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According to a new analysis, India has dropped three ranks from last year's 117 to 120 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals announced as part of the 2030 agenda by 192 UN member states in 2015.With the most recent rankings, India has fallen behind all other South Asian countries, with the exception of Pakistan, which is ranked 129th.

Bhutan is ranked 75th, Sri Lanka is 87th, Nepal is 96th, and Bangladesh is 109th in South Asia. The total score for India's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was 66 out of 100.

State of India's Environment Report 2022

According to the State of India's Environment Report, 2022, released on Tuesday by Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav, India's ranking has slipped due to substantial issues in 11 SDGs such as zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, gender equality, and sustainable cities and communities.

According to the survey, India also did poorly in terms of quality education and quality of life on the ground.

India has struggled in the previous year to end hunger, achieve food security, achieve gender equality and create resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and nurture innovation.

According to the research, Jharkhand and Bihar are the states that are least prepared to meet the SDGs by the target year of 2030.

Kerala came out on top, with Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh coming in second and third, respectively. Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttarakhand tied for third place.

Chandigarh was ranked first among Union Territories, followed by Delhi, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry in second place, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in third, according to the survey.

2030 Agenda for SDGs

All UN Member States endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, which provides a shared framework for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are a global partnership's urgent call to action for all countries. Poverty eradication, hunger eradication, good health and wellness, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, inexpensive and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation, and infrastructure are just a few of these aims.

Reduced disparities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice, and strong institutions are all part of the aims, as well as developing global collaborations to achieve them.

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