NITI Aayog has the twin mandate to oversee the adoption and monitoring of the SDGs in the country and promote competitive and cooperative federalism among States and UTs.
The task at hand for NITI Aayog is not just to periodically collect data on SDGs but to proactively realise the goals and targets. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has already undertaken a parallel exercise of interaction with the Ministries to evolve indicators reflecting the SDG goals and targets.
NITI Aayog in consultation with MoSPI has prepared a draft mapping of the goals and targets as an initial step. Further, the centrally sponsored schemes, including the ‘core of the core’, ‘core’ and ‘optional’ schemes implemented by the States, and some of the recent initiatives undertaken by the Central Government have been mapped. Moreover, Ministries and States are implementing central sector schemes and state schemes, respectively, aligned with one or more SDGs. This mapping can be accessed here.