31 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
Prelims and Mains focus: About the SDG India Index report 2019 and its significance; NITI Aayog and its composition
News: Government think tank NITI Aayog plans to conduct a financing exercise with states that have been “historically backward” in development to ensure that India can achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on time.
Context: “There is consensus on all levels that unless these States make significant progress, India will find it challenging to achieve its SDG targets on time. NITI Aayog has started working closely with these States, enabling them in establishing SDG monitoring systems and supporting them in forging partnerships for building institutions, capacity, knowledge and convergence,” stated the body in its SDG India Index 2019 report.
Efforts made by NITI Aayog
Findings of SDG India Index report, 2019
About NITI Aayog
Composition of NITI Aayog:
Source: Indian Express
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