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- 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.