Kerala Declared As Best Governed State Of India; Bihar, Jharkhand, MP Are Worst!

Public Affairs Index 2018 created by Public Affairs Centre has ranked Kerala as #1 state in India.

Kerala is the best governed state of India
Kerala is the best governed state of India

In a recent research conducted by a leading think-tank based, Kerala has been declared as the best governed state of India. The study was conducted to test implementation of various Govt. projects, and schemes, along with e-Governance initiatives.

However, in the same ranking, Bihar, Jharkhand and MP have fared the worst.

What wrong they are doing?

Kerala: India’s Best Governed State!

CPI led Kerala has now set a new benchmark for Governance, all across the nation. Led by CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala is breaking the barriers, and introducing a new experience for all citizens.

This ranking of Kerala as the #1 governed state has come out in Public Affairs Index 2018, which has been released by think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC).

This is the third time Kerala has beaten all states in this ranking, which made its debut in 2016. The performance of social and economic development is closely monitored by PAC, using data as the framework.

Interestingly, to avoid being biased, PAC considers only Govt. data spread across 30 focus subjects and 100 indicators.

The worst states in this list are MP, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Among smaller states, Himachal Pradesh has topped the list, followed by Goa, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura. Meghalaya, Nagaland have featured as the worst states in this list.

Here are the top states, as per PAC when it comes to governance:

Best In Big States:

  1. Kerala
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Telangana
  4. Karnataka
  5. Gujarat

Worst In Big States:

Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar

Best In Small States:

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Goa
  3. Mizoram
  4. Sikkim
  5. Tripura

Worst in small states:

Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya

Kerala’s Innovations: A Brief Snapshot

In the last few years, Kerala had been introducing innovative schemes and projects, which has certainly helped them to make the lives of their citizens better.

Way back in 20165, Kerala was declared as the state with 100% mobile density and India’s first digital state.

In 2016, Kerala achieved 100% broadband connectivity of villages, a plan which is still being implemented in other states.

In 2017, Kerala declared that Internet is a basic human right for every citizen, a landmark decision which paved the way for a neutral and fair Internet doctrine of India.

When it comes to blockchain, Kerala is already leading the way, and have introduced blockchain-based system for supply of milk and fish in the state. Besides, India’s first digital incubator for students has been launched in Kerala as well.

No doubt the state is prospering, and developing at a fast pace, and the same is now reflecting in the ranking of Public Affairs Centre as well.

If you are from Kerala, then we will love to hear your opinions and views on this news!

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