AP third best-governed state, Telangana sixth: PAI index

By Sumit Jha  Published on  31 Oct 2020 1:18 PM GMT
AP third best-governed state, Telangana sixth: PAI index

Hyderabad: Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy led- Andhra Pradesh has been adjudged as the third best-governed state in the country while Telangana has been placed at sixth position among the 18 larger state category, according to the Public Affairs Index((PAI)-2020 released by the public Affairs Centre.

While Kerala topped the list in the category of large states followed by Tamil Nadu. Kerala Scored 1.388 and Tamil Nadu scored 0.912.

Among the worst performers are Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha and Bihar are at the bottom of the PAI index. Uttar Pradesh scored -1.61, Odisha scored -1.201 and Bihar scored -1.158 scores in PIA index.

The model of Public Affairs Index-2020 focuses on integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda with the development trajectory of the states. PAI 2020 comprises 3 Pillars of growth, equity and sustainability, 5 Themes, 13 SDGs and 50 indicators.

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In Small State Category, Goa ranked first with a score of 1.745, followed by Meghalaya with a score of 0.797 and Himachal Pradesh ( 0.725) . The worst performers in smaller states are Manipur with a score of -0.363, Delhi with a score of -0.289 and Uttarakhand (-0.277).

The state with a population of over 2 crores is put categorised under larger state while the state with the population below 2 crores is categorised under smaller states.

Chandigarh ranked first in the category of Union Territories with 1.05 PAI points followed by Puducherry with a score of 0.52 and Lakshadweep with a score of 0.003.

Public Affairs Centre (PAC) engages in action research focussing on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of India.

Last year, Andhra Pradesh scored 0.353 while Telangana scored -0.008 PAI score of the PAI score of 2019. In 2019, Telangana was adjudged worst in the equity pillars.

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