Coimbatore bags second place in Sustainable Development : NITI Aayog

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In the recent Sustainable Development Goal(SDG) Urban Index of NITI Aayog, Coimbatore ranked second place followed by Shimla. The city got a score of 73.29 with 77 SDG indicators across 46 targets like health, education, poverty reduction, climate action, etc. Trichy, with a score of 70, also made into top 10.

Among the considered parameters, Coimbatore stands first at poverty reduction; fourth in quality education; fifth in industry, innovation and infrastructure; and eighth in gender equality.

The SDG Urban Index is said to strengthen SDG localisation, and instituted monitoring at municipal level, which will further help in effective policy making.

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