*Karnataka improves its position in NITI Aayog SDG index*

*Karnataka improves its position in NITI Aayog SDG index*

*Karnataka improves its position in NITI Aayog SDG index*

Bengaluru, June 29:

Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurapa today held discussion with representatives of NITI Aayog about successfully achieving Sustainable Development goals 2030.

During the meeting,officials from NITI Aayog expressed content over remarkable improvement in the State's position in SDG index.

Discussions were held in detail with them to bring Karnataka to No. 1 position in SDG index. NITI Aayog advised to focus further on areas such as nutrition of pregnant women and children, Gender equality, housing, education etc.

Chief Minister said that, it was announced in the budget that all development programmes will focus on achieving SDG and the State Government would function accordingly.

Speaking on the occasion,  the CM said that the state  is working towards  attaining  the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 targets.

 The  Goal committees have identified different innovative projects with a total of 20 of the best practices implemented by the State. This project can be replicated, which is for the comprehensive improvement of the quality of the citizens brought from various government departments and development agencies to implement policies and programme of the state, the CM said. 

In the SDG India 2020- 21report, Karnataka ranked 3rd with Andhra Pradesh and Goa with an Index score of 72. 

Of the 16  goals in SDG India 2021 report, Karnataka has one Goal (goal 7) in achiever. 9 goals are in front runner and 5 goals are in performer categories. 


Agriculture, Horticulture, Water Resources, Health and Family Welfare, Education, Food & Civil Supplies, Energy, Industry & Commerce, ITBT, Science & Technology, Urban Development (Muncipal Administration), E-Governance, Housing Department (Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation Limited), Directorate of Economics & Statistics are implementing their new initiative. This will  improve the Sustainable Development Goals indicators of the State and change the life of the citizens as well as to ensure better sustainable future, the CM opined. 
He released a handbook regarding 20 best practices implemented by the state on the occasion of  the Economics and Statistics anniversary programme  organised by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Planning department, here today.

The handbook is  brought out by the Planning, Programme monitoring and Statistics Department   in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the partnership of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Coordination Centre.  

The book offers technical solutions, processes and method of the implementation, techniques for more emphasis to strengthen each of the best practices.

Minister of Planning and Statistics Narayanagowda, B.J.Puttaswamy, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Samyuktha Samaddar, Advisor, NITI Aayog,  Dr. Shalini  Rajaneesh, ACS, Planning Department and others were present on the occasion.