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Kohima ranks 7th from bottom in SDG Urban Index

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DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 23: Kohima was placed 7th from the bottom in a list of 56 urban areas that ranks cities on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as eliminating poverty and ensuring quality education, and gender equality, released by the NITI Aayog on Tuesday.


The inaugural SDG Urban Index & Dashboard (2021-22) launched on Tuesday was developed jointly by NITI Aayog and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development known as BMZ and German development agency GIZ.
The SDG Urban Index ranks 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators across 46 targets of the SDG framework. The data on these indicators have been sourced from official data sources such as NFHS, NCRB, U-DISE, data portals of various Ministries, and other Government data sources.
The rankings were allocated basing on the composite scores achieved by the 56 urban areas. Kohima’s overall score was 58.07.
The bottom 10 urban areas, in ascending order, were: Dhanbad, Meerut, Itanagar, Guwahati, Patna, Jodhpur, Kohima, Agra, Kolkatta and Faridabad. These areas scored between 52.43 (Dhanbad) and 58.57 (Faridabad) and were termed as ‘performers’.
At the other end of the table, Sikkim sat atop with a composite score 75.50.
It was followed by Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Panaji, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Ahmedabad and Nagpur. These 10 urban areas scored between 75.5 and 69.79 out of 100 to be ranked as ‘front-runners’.
Methodology
The methodology, used for the SDG India Index and North Eastern Region District SDG Index as well, was finalised in close collaboration with the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). A comprehensive list of 77 indicators, covering 46 global SDG targets across 15 SDGs, was used in the index.
The indicators were aligned with MoSPI’s National Indicator Framework. Relevance to SDG targets and data availability at the urban level was the most important criteria for indicator selection, according to the think-tank.
Out of the 56 urban areas ranked in the index, 44 were with population of above 1 million; 12 were State capitals with population of less than a million.


“For each SDG, the urban areas are ranked on a scale of 0-100. A score of 100 implies that the urban area has achieved the targets set for 2030; a score of 0 implies that it is the farthest from achieving the targets among the selected urban areas. Overall or composite urban area scores are then generated from the Goal-wise scores to measure aggregate performance of the urban area”, it stated.
(Page News Service)

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