Kerala retained the top rank while Bihar was adjudged the worst performer in Niti Aayog's SDG India Index 2019. The index evaluates the progress of states and union territories on social, economic and environmental parameters which are called Sustainable Development Goals or SDG. According to 'SDG India Index 2019', Kerala retained its rank as the top state with a score of 70. Chandigarh too maintained its top spot among the UTs with a score of 70. Himachal Pradesh took the second spot while Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana shared the third spot. Bihar, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst-performing states this year. Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim have shown maximum improvement, but states like Gujarat have not shown any progress vis-a-vis 2018 rankings.