Manipur tops in women and child development, Jharkhand at the bottom

Manipur is right at the top in women and child development. The other states in the top five are Mizoram, Kerala, Sikkim and Nagaland

GN Bureau | May 5, 2016


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The Public Affairs Centre, a not for profit organisation, assessed states and union territories using data available in the public domain in key areas of governance and came out with ‘Public Affairs Index’, presenting an inter-state comparison. The states were compared on 10 areas each and were given scores between 0 and 1, with 0 being the lowest score and 1 being the highest. Here’s a look at:

Women and children

It comprised of two focus subject (and their indicators)

1. Child

  • Crime against children
  • Percentage of child labour
  • Percentage of beneficiaries under integrated child development services
  • Child sex ratio
  • Percentage of malnourished children

2. Women

  • Women working population ratio
  • Utilisation of janani suraksha yojana funds
  • Male female literacy gap
  • Institutional delivery

Here are the rankings:

State/Union territory PAI Index Ranking
Manipur 0.723 1
Mizoram 0.7 2
Kerala 0.655 3
Sikkim 0.64 4
Nagaland 0.623 5
Arunachal Pradesh 0.619 6
Himachal Pradesh 0.61 7
Tamil Nadu 0.608 8
Tripura 0.606 9
Assam 0.605 10
Andhra Pradesh 0.589 11
Odisha 0.561 12
Karnataka 0.559 13
Maharashtra 0.554 14
Meghalaya 0.55 15
West Bengal 0.548 16
Uttarakhand 0.546 17
Punjab 0.54 18
Haryana 0.527 19
Jammu and Kashmir 0.506 20
Goa 0.503 21
Chhattisgarh 0.5 22
Delhi 0.486 23
Madhya Pradesh 0.483 24
Gujarat 0.472 25
Uttar Pradesh 0.466 26
Rajasthan 0.437 27
Bihar 0.404 28
Jharkhand 0.359 29

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