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Gujarat secures top spot the SKOCH State of Governance 2019 ranking

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On January 22, 2020,According to the ‘SKOCH State of Governance 2019’ report, Gujarat gained the top spot on the back of better performance in Health, Education, Power and e-Governance segments.
Gujarat, which was ranked 5th in 2018 replaces 2018 leader West Bengal.Key Points:

i.The projects undertaken by the states, have performed the best in terms of rankings across 22 different parameters have been listed as STARS.

Top 3 Star states include:


RankState NameProject
1Gujarat104 projects
2Maharashtra50 projects
3West Bengal20 projects


ii.Gujarat is also ranked top in terms of governance category (leaving Tamil Nadu to the 2nd ) &other sectors including tourism and culture , e-Governance, Health, Education, Power Infrastructure. It ranked 3rd on municipal governance.

Category-wise state Ranking:


S.NoCategoryTopped by
2Tourism & CultureGujarat
8IrrigationKarnataka &Rajasthan
9Police & SafetyTelangana
10Food & Civil SuppliesWest Bengal
11FinanceTamil Nadu
12Women & Child DevelopmentRajasthan
13Municipal GovernanceMaharashtra
15DistrictsAndhra Pradesh
17Urban DevelopmentMaharashtra
18Rural DevelopmentTamil Nadu
19Water ResourcesWest Bengal
20Skill DevelopmentWest Bengal
22Disaster ManagementOdisha


About Skoch:
It is a Gurgaon (Haryana) based think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997.