India has made significant progress in many sustainable development goals: Finance Minister
According to the Centre for Science and Environment's 'State of India's Environment Report 2022', the country's overall SDG score was 66 out of 100.
India has made significant progress in many sustainable development goals (SDGs), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday.
According to the Centre for Science and Environment's State of India's Environment Report, 2022, India's overall SDG score was 66 out of 100.
The 2030 agenda for sustainable development was adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015. This provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.
There are 17 sustainable development goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership.
The goals include no poverty, zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation, and infrastructure.
The finance minister also said that India has grown from being the tenth largest to the fifth largest economy in the last nine years, and India's per capita income has increased to Rs 1.97 lakh. The efforts of the government since 2014 have ensured better quality of life for citizens of the country, Sitharaman said.
(The copy was updated with details on the Indian economy's growth.)
Edited by Swetha Kannan