PM Modi had himself praised Nitish Kumar for his ‘commitment to Bihar’s development’. Still, CM Nitish failed to keep Bihar to the development standards. The same goes for Assam and Uttar Pradesh. All these three states are the worst performers on ‘development parameters’ of NITI Aayog’s report.

Actually, NITI Aayog has released SDG Index India report 2018 which highlights how much has a state attained Sustainable Development Goals. The index also tells about performance of states in providing affordable and clean energy to people. Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Bihar have not fared well in the list ranking.

States ranking in SDG Report

The report is based on 13 out of 17 parameters that are mentioned as Sustainable Development Goals. And, after analysing the 13 parameters the outcome points that 3 states are there in the red area with worst performing states. They are Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Bihar and UP ranking is low in Good Health index

Assam got 49, Bihar got 48 and UP got 42 out of 100 marks in the list. In the poverty list Bihar and UP again performed badly with just 45 and 48 marks. Similar trends were visible for the states in hunger, health and other lists.

The SDG report is a joint initiative of NITI Aayog and United Nations India. This has been designed to provide an aggregate assessment of the performance of all Indian States and UTs. According to NITI Aayog, the report is ment to help leaders and change makers evaluate their performance on social, economic and environmental parameters.

Thus, it can be evalutated from the report in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh that they are failing in development lists. They are not only failing, but are in the danger ‘red area’.

If the conditions don’t improve then these states won’t be able to match pace with other states of India. And, responsibility will lie on the shoulders of leaders of these states.


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