Chandigarh 3rd in Niti Aayog’s SDG Urban Index

Chandigarh 3rd in Niti Aayog’s SDG Urban Index

The city has scored the third position in Niti Aayog’s first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Urban India Index. This came just three days after the city witnessed a drop in the rankings in Swachh Survekshan-2021. - File photo

Dushyant Singh Pundir

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 23

The city has scored the third position in Niti Aayog’s first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Urban India Index. This came just three days after the city witnessed a drop in the rankings in Swachh Survekshan-2021.

With a composite score of 72.36 points, the UT stood third, while Shimla topped the index with 75.50 points followed by Coimbatore with 73.29 points.

Niti Aayog today launched the inaugural SDG Urban Index and Dashboard (2021-22) in collaboration with GIZ and BMZ under the umbrella of Indo-German development cooperation.

Launching the index and dashboard, Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said, “Cities are fast becoming engines of growth. The SDG Urban Index and dashboard, a product of innovative partnership between Niti Aayog and GIZ, will go a long way in instituting a robust SDG monitoring system in our cities, and is a milestone step in our SDG localisation journey.”

The index and dashboard ranks 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators across 46 targets of the SDG framework.

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