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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:

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Rank State Name Project
1 Gujarat 104 projects
2 Maharashtra 50 projects
3 West Bengal 20 projects

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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:

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S.No Category Topped by
1 Governance Gujarat
2 Tourism & Culture Gujarat
3 e-Governance Gujarat
4 Health Gujarat
5 Education Gujarat
6 Power Gujarat
7 Infrastructure Gujarat
8 Irrigation Karnataka &Rajasthan
9 Police & Safety Telangana
10 Food & Civil Supplies West Bengal
11 Finance Tamil Nadu
12 Women & Child Development Rajasthan
13 Municipal Governance Maharashtra
14 Sanitation Telangana
15 Districts Andhra Pradesh
16 Agriculture Telangana
17 Urban Development Maharashtra
18 Rural Development Tamil Nadu
19 Water Resources West Bengal
20 Skill Development West Bengal
21 Transport Telangana
22 Disaster Management Odisha

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