Niti Aayog asks Karnataka govt to focus on nutrition of moms-to-be, kids | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Niti Aayog on Tuesday suggested Karnataka to work on areas akin to vitamin of pregnant girls and youngsters, gender equality, housing, schooling and business innovation amongst others, if the state desires to come back first within the Sustainable Development Goals Index. Karnataka is ranked third in SDG’s India Index for 2020-21, enhancing its rating from 66 in 2019-20 to 72 in 2020-21.
A delegation of Niti Aayog, which was on a two-day tour of Karnataka, requested the federal government to satisfy the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-set targets. Chief minister BS Yediyurappa assured the workforce that the state has already made it necessary for all departments to satisfy the SDG and it has been introduced within the 2020-21 funds.
In the SDG India 2020-21 report, Karnataka ranked third with Andhra Pradesh and Goa with an Index rating of 72. Of the 16 targets in SDG India-2021 report, Karnataka has one aim (7) in achiever , 9 targets in front-runner and 5 targets in performer classes. The class pertains to business, innovation and infrastructure, whereby the state has been disputing the parameters set by Niti Aayog.
In February 2020, then chief secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar had written to Niti Aayog, citing that the parameters undermined the service sector’s contribution within the industries section and its rating dropped from 5 to 21 in 2019-2020. In 9 targets, the state is a “front-runner” and in 5 different targets, it is within the “performer” class. The authorities additionally issued a handbook of 20 greatest practices initiated by varied departments, with the CM suggesting their implementation throughout the state.

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