May 26, 2024

Why in News ?

  • NITI Aayog released third edition of Sustainable Development Index for 2020-2021, evaluating progress of states and Union Territories with respect to social, economic and environmental parameters.

Sustainable Development Index 2021

  • In the index, Kerala has retained the top rank with score of 75.
  • Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam were worst performers.
  • Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu retained second spot with score of 74.
  • Chandigarh retained top spot among UTs with a score of 79. It is followed by Delhi with score 68.
  • In terms of score improvement, Mizoram, Haryana and Uttarakhand are the top gainers in 2020-21 who have gained 12, 10 and 8 points, respectively as compared to index of 2019-2020.
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