Odisha Drops Four Places In NITI Aayog’s SDG Ranking
Bhubaneswar: Though Odisha has improved its composite score towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), it has dropped four places in the latest nationwide rankings released on Thursday.
As per the NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020–21, Odisha was ranked 19th with a composite score of 61. This is a drop from the 15th position from that in 2019. However, the state’s score was 58 in that year.
Since its inaugural launch in 2018, the index has been comprehensively documenting and ranking the progress made by States and Union Territories towards achieving the SDG.
The latest index was launched by NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Dr Rajiv Kumar in New Delhi.
As per the report, here’s how Odisha has fared in various sectors:
Percentage of population living below the national poverty line
Head count ratio as per the Multidimensional Poverty Index
Percentage of households with any usual member covered by a health scheme or health insurance
Persons provided employment as a percentage of persons who demanded employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
Percentage of the population (out of total eligible population) receiving social protection benefits under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)
Percentage of households living in kutchcha houses
Percentage of children under 5 years of age who are underweight
Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 1,00,000 live births):
Suicide rate (per 1,00,000 population)
Death rate due to road accidents per 1,00,000 population
Doctors, nurses and midwives per 10,000 population
Percentage of persons (>15 years) who are literate
Percentage of schools with access to electricity and drinking water
Percentage of schools with separate toilet facilities for girls
Crimes against women per 1,00,000 female population
Sex ratio at birth
Women in managerial positions in listed companies (per 1,000 persons)
Percentage of rural population getting drinking water within premises through piped water supply
Percentage of LPG+PNG connections against number of households
Annual growth rate of GDP (constant prices) per capita
Functioning of commercial bank branches per 1,00,000 population
ATMs per 1,00,000 population
Mobile phone connections per 100 persons
Internet subscribers per 100 population
Percentage of urban households living in kutchcha houses
Percentage of urban households with drainage facility
Lives lost due to extreme weather events (per 1 crore population)
Percentage of forest cover
Murders per 1,00,000 population
Cognizable crimes against children per 1,00,000 population
Victims of human trafficking per 10 lakh population
Courts per 1,00,000 population
Percentage of population covered under Aadhaar
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