A delegation of Niti Aayog, which was on a two-day tour of Karnataka, requested the federal government to fulfill the United Nations Growth Programme (UNDP)-set targets. Chief minister BS Yediyurappa assured the crew that the state has already made it necessary for all departments to fulfill the SDG and it has been introduced within the 2020-21 finances.
Within 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 objective (7) in achiever , 9 targets in front-runner and 5 targets in performer classes. The class pertains to trade, 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 federal government additionally issued a handbook of 20 finest practices initiated by varied departments, with the CM suggesting their implementation throughout the state.