NITI Aayog on Thursday released the first edition of the Northeast Region District Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index and Dashboard 2021-2022.
It is designed and developed by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Development of the Northeast Region (DoNER) with technical inputs from the United Nations Development Program and consultations with all the states in the Northeast, which are the main stakeholders of this tool.
The index measures the performance of the districts of the eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura on the SDG and their corresponding targets, and ranks the districts based on the same.
The index is based on NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index – the main and official tool for tracking SDG progress at national, state and Union level.
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The index provides an overview of the social, economic and environmental situation of the region and its districts as they move towards achieving the SDGs.. East Sikkim was ranked first in the region, followed by Gomati and North Tripura districts in second.
“The North East Region District SDG Index will assist in evidence-based planning, resource allocation, both financial and otherwise, as well as effective supervision and monitoring of development efforts for targeted and balanced regional development, ”said G Kishan Reddy, Minister of Development. of the northeast region of India, tourism and culture.
“During this ‘decade of action’ it is crucial to bring the SDGs to finer levels of government and measure their impact and results in a more granular way, which is exactly what the Index does. North East Region District SDGs aims to achieve, ”said Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
Of the 103 districts considered for the ranking, 64 districts were in the Front Runner category while 39 districts were in the Performer category in the composite score and district ranking. All districts of Sikkim and Tripura fell under the Front Runner category and there are no districts in the Aspirant or Achiever categories.