Published on: March 3, 2022
STATE OF INDIA’S ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2022
The State of India’s Environment Report, 2022 of the Centre for Science and Environment was released recently
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.
- 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.