Sikkim tops in supporting human development, Bihar at the bottom

Sikkim is right at the top as far as education and health is concerned. The other states in the top five are Manipur, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala

GN Bureau | May 3, 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:

Support to human development

It comprised of two focus subject (and their indicators)

1. Education

  • Educational development index
  • Annual status of education report (ASER) learning levels
  • No. of higher education colleges per 1 lakh population
  • Educational expenditure as a percentage of gross state domestic product (GSDP)


2. Health

  • Infant mortality rate
  • Average population served per hospital bed
  • Full immunization
  • Health expenditure as a percentage of GSDP

Here are the rankings:

State/Union territory PAI Index Ranking
Sikkim 0.77 1
Manipur 0.746 2
Mizoram 0.727 3
Himachal Pradesh 0.724 4
Kerala 0.692 5
Goa 0.643 6
Punjab 0.637 7
Nagaland 0.591 8
Uttarakhand 0.583 9
Karnataka 0.58 10
Meghalaya 0.573 11
Tripura 0.565 12
Tamil Nadu 0.551 13
Andhra Pradesh 0.549 14
Haryana 0.548 15
Delhi 0.539 16
Jammu and Kashmir 0.511 17
Maharashtra 0.51 18
Arunachal Pradesh 0.492 19
Odisha 0.439 20
Rajasthan 0.439 21
Gujarat 0.431 22
West Bengal 0.42 23
Assam 0.415 24
Chhattisgarh 0.391 25
Jharkhand 0.288 26
Uttar Pradesh 0.284 27
Madhya Pradesh 0.266 28
Bihar 0.22 29

 

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