Policy & Govt

Modi’s Swachh Bharat, Ujjawala, other schemes push India closer to UN’s sustainability for all dream

While only eight Indian states, with majority being from the South, have performed well on Sustainable Development Index 2019 with Kerala leading the pack, India is still inching closer to UN’s sustainability for all dream.

Powering the same is government schemes such as Poshan Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission), Aayushman Bharat (National Health Protection Scheme), and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Care for the Girl Child) are helping achieve the target, Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, National Institution for Transforming India, said in the report. In fact, PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Ujjwala Yojana, largely drove improvement in goals ‘clean water and sanitation’ and ‘affordable and clean energy’.

Among the seven other states that performed well on the Index are Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Goa and Sikkim, a NITI Aayog report said on Monday. Read More

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