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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in jeopardy due to the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in the number of conflicts across the world. Evaluate India’s performance with respect to SDGs.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in jeopardy due to the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in the number of conflicts across the world. Evaluate India’s performance with respect to SDGs.

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Down to EarthInsights on India

Why the question:

The United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are in danger of slipping away from reach and along with them years of progress on eradicating poverty, hunger and ignorance.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about India’s performance with respect to SDG’s and changes required to achieve the target.

Directive word: 

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context about 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are to be achieved by 2030.

Body:

First, mention the important SDGs in brief and write about the various measures taken in order to achieve them.

Next, evaluate India’s performance toward achieving various SDGs by 2030 and mention the shortfalls.

Next, write about the various course corrections that are required in order to ensure that SGDs are achieved by 2030.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.