State of India's Environment 2023 Report: India & the SDGs

  • 28 Mar 2023

Recently, the non-profit Centre for Science and Environment released the State of India's Environment 2023 report.

  • The report covers various subject assessments including climate change, agriculture, industry, water, plastics, forests, and biodiversity.
  • The report revealed that India is facing challenges in meeting 11 of the 17 United Nations-mandated sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  • India's rank has slipped nine spots over the past five years, ranking 121 in 2022.
  • India is behind its neighboring countries Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh, with Pakistan ranking 125.
  • The SDGs have a deadline of 2030.
  • The report shows that an alarmingly high number of Indian states have slipped in their performance of SDGs 4, 8, 9, 10, and 15.
  • SDGs 4, 8, 9, 10, and 15 pertain to quality education, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, and life on land, respectively.