SDGs India index-2020-21: Punjab ranks No. 1 among states, says Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan

By Jasleen Kaur -- August 05, 2021 7:32 pm -- Updated:August 05, 2021 7:32 pm

Punjab has ranked number one among the states in the country in sustainable development goals (SDGs) India index-2020-21 for sustainable cities and communities, besides making to the frontrunner list with a score of 68.

This was stated by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan after reviewing the department-wise progress of the state as per the sustainable development goals (SDGs) India index-2020-21 here on Thursday.

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Chairing a meeting with administrative secretaries of implementing departments, the Chief Secretary said there were 22 indicators where the performance of the state/ index score was 100. These included major indicators such as percentage of individual household toilets constructed against target (SBM-G), pupil-teacher ratio at secondary level (Class 9-10), percentage of households electrified, districts verified to be ODF (SBM-G) and individual household toilets constructed against targets.

During the meeting, some of the administrative secretaries apprised the Chief Secretary that data values taken for the indicators were not based on the latest trends. They further informed that as per the present scenario, there would have been a significant improvement over the data values used for the SDG India index 2020-21.The Chief Secretary directed all administrative secretaries to take up the issues related to data correction.

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The administrative secretaries of agriculture, rural development and panchayats, forests and wildlife, home affairs, labour, revenue, new and renewable sources of energy, higher education, industries and commerce, science technology and environment, social security, transport, water resources, health and family welfare, water supply and sanitation, school education, power and local government attended the meeting.

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