Published on: March 3, 2022



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The State of India’s Environment Report, 2022 of the Centre for Science and Environment was released recently DETAILS

Released by Centre for Science and Environment


  • Ranking has slipped due to substantial challenges in 11 SDGs like zero hunger, healthiness and wellbeing, gender equality, and sustainable cities and communities.
  • Did poorly in quality education and quality of life on the ground.
  • Struggled the previous year to finish hunger and achieve food security, realize gender equality and make resilient infrastructure, market inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and nurture innovation.
  • On the 17 Sustainable Development Goals assumed as a part of the 2030 Agenda by 192 United Nations member states in 2015, India has dropped three places from last year’s ranking of 117 to 120.
  • According to the newest rankings, India has fallen behind all other South Asian countries, except Pakistan, ranked 129th.
  • Bhutan is ranked 75th, Sri Lanka is 87th, Nepal is 96th, and Bangladesh is 109th among South Asian countries.
  • The overall Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) score of India was 66 out of 100.

State-wise Rankings

  • According to the report, the least prepared states to satisfy the SDGs by 2030 are Jharkhand and Bihar.
  • The report also stated that among the states, Kerala topped, with Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh coming in second and third, respectively.
  • Karnataka, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Andhra Pradesh tied for third place.
  • Union Territory Rankings
  • According to the report, Chandigarh topped among the Union Territories, followed by Delhi, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep in second place, and therefore the Andaman & Nicobar Islands within the third position.