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NITI Aayog & Ministry of Development to release first edition of North Eastern Region District SDG Index & Dashboard

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NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (M/DoNER) on 26th August 2021, will be introducing the first edition of the North Eastern Region (NER) District SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Index Report and Dashboard 2021–22.

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This is the first edition

In the country, this first edition is the foremost of its kind region-wide district SDG and also, an effort towards localising the Sustainable Development Goals. This includes 120 Districts of the 8 States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram,  Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim. 

People who are associated with this launch

The inauguration will be initiated in the presence of Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; Ms Nadia Rasheed, Resident Representative (i/c), UNDP India and Dr. Inder Jit Singh, Secretary, Ministry of DoNER and 

However, the people who will launch the index and dashboard are: Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Dr Rajiv Kumar; Union Minister of DoNER, Tourism and Culture, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, and Shri B. L. Verma, Union Minister of State for DoNER and Cooperation.

A collaborative effort

It is a collaborative effort by NITI Aayog and Ministry of DoNER, along with technical support from UNDP. It measures the performance of the districts of the 8 States of the North Eastern Region on the SDGs and their corresponding targets and ranks the districts based on the same. 

It shares the common ethos of benchmarking performance and ranking on the SDGs to facilitate competition among the districts.

A Brief introduction on NER District SDG Index and Dashboard 2021–22

Baseline Report 2021-22  of The NER District SDG Index and Dashboard has been established by NITI Aayog, the nodal agency for SDGs in India, utilising 84 indicators which encompass 15 of the Global Goals across 50 targets.

States play a crucial role in shaping the index by improving the feedback process with localised insights and field experience. SDG Dashboard and Index followed extensive consultation with all the 8 States of the region regarding the selection of indicators and computation methodology of the NER District.

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