India has already taken significant strides towards the achievement of SDGs with institutional architecture being already set up and several organisations/ministries have been entrusted with responsibilities to implement the Agenda 2030. On the lines of Central Government, Rajasthan Government has also significant initiatives towards effective implementation and achievement of SDG.
What are Sustainable Development Goals ?
Rajasthan’s Performance in India’s SDG Index
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is nodal ministry for drafting the National Indicator Framework in consultation with the States/Union Territories (UTs), implement, monitor and produce timely reports to document progress of the SDGs.
SDG India Index 1.0: In the month of December 2018, the NITI Aayog came out with the first ‘SDG India Index Baseline report 2018’. Based on the SDG India Index, States and UTs have been classified into 4 categories comprises achiever, front runner, performer and aspirant. As per the Report, Rajasthan has been ranked as performer on Composite SDG India Index with the Index Score of 59.
SDG India Index 2.0: Launched in December, 2019. The Index has been constructed using 100 indicators. As per the 2nd report, Rajasthan has been ranked as ‘Performer’ on Composite SDG India Index 2.0 with the Index Score of 57.
Goal wise index score of India and Rajasthan
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|Goal||Index score for India||India’s Index Category||Index score for Rajasthan||Rajasthan Index Category|
|2. Zero Hunger||35||Aspirant||35||Aspirant|
|3. Good health and Well-Being||61||Performer||58||Performer|
|4. Quality Education||58||Performer||51||Performer|
|5. Gender Equality||42||Aspirant||39||Aspirant|
|6. Clean Water and Sanitation||88||Front Runner||76||Front Runner|
|7. Affordable and Clean Energy||70||Front Runner||61||Performer|
|8. Decent Work and Economic Growth||64||Performer||65||Front Runner|
|9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure||65||Front Runner||38||Aspirant|
|10. Reduced Inequalities||64||Performer||70||Front Runner|
|11. Sustainable Cities and Communities||53||Performer||61||Performer|
|12. Responsable Consumption and Production||55||Performer||30||Aspirant|
|13. Climate Action||60||Performer||60||Performer|
|15. Life on Land||66||Front Runner||75||Front Runner|
|16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions||72||Front Runner||76||Front Runner|
SDG India Index 3.0: In June 2021, Niti Aayog released the SDG India Index 3.0 for year 2020-21. The Index has been constructed using 115 quantitative indicators. As per the 3rd report, Rajasthan has been ranked as ‘Performer’ on Composite SDG India Index 3.0 with the Index Score of 60 and rank of 22.
Rajasthan: Commitment to SDG
1. Institutional Setup for SDGs in Rajasthan
Rajasthan has set up a state level implementation and monitoring committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan. This committee is responsible for setting up the states SDGs agenda, developing the institutional framework at state level, assigning roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the state and review the progress made in the state.
State Planning Department has been declared as nodal department for SDGs implementation & monitoring. A dedicated cell/centre has been established in Directorate of Economics & Statistics for collection of data on Targets/National Indicators and review of progress.
2. Constitution of Sectoral Working Groups
As per recommendations of state level implementation and monitoring committee, 8 sectoral working groups were constituted to suggest implementation & monitoring measures.
|Group Name||Related Goals|
|Group 1: Poverty Eradication & Food Security||1, 2 and 12|
|Group 2: Healthcare, Water & Sanitation||3 and 6|
|Group 3: Education||4 and 5|
|Group 4: Growth, Employment, Industrialization & Infrastructure||7, 8, 9 and 11|
|Group 5: Social Security & Empowerment||5 and 10|
|Group 6: Climate Change, Sustainable use of Ecosystem||13 and 15|
|Group 7: Peace & Justice, Promote Partnership||16 and 17|
|Group 8: Infrastructure||6, 7, 9 and 11|
3. Constitution of District Level Committees for SDG implementation
Keeping in view localisation of SDGs, better planning and implementation at grass-root level, and build enabling environment at District and Block level, a District level SDGs implementation and monitoring committee has been also constituted under the chairmanship of District Collector.
The Deputy Director/Assistant Director, Economics and Statistics of the respective district is nominated as the Member Secretary of this committee and district level officers of various associated departments are made members of this committee. This committee is entrusted to prepare district level roadmap for SDG implementation.
4. Capacity Building at Grass-root Level
For District Planning and Panchayati Raj Institutions level, Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj & Gramin Vikas Sansthan (IGPR & GVS) is being regularly organized trainings/workshops for sensitisation and awareness development on SDGs and their integrations with Gram Panchayat Development Plans and District Plan.
5. Publications & reports:
Directorate of Economics & Statistics has released ‘Rajasthan SDG Status Report-2020‘ in the month of January, 2020 on the lines of National Indicators Framework. Total 215 indicators of NIF have been covered in this status report and it also includes schematic and priority indicator defined by NITI Aayog.
6. Rajasthan SDG Index
To measure the performance of districts on the SDG’s, Rajasthan Sustainable Development Goal Index has been developed.