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Government launched Good Governance Index

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A good governance index (GGI) was launched recently by the central government to assess the state of governance in the country
Objective
To provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and Union territories, enable them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for improving governance and shift to result oriented approaches and administration.
Good Governance Index
"The good governance index is a uniform tool across states to assess the status of governance and impact of various interventions taken up by the state government and union territories.
How It works?

  • The GGI takes into consideration 10 sectors -- agriculture and allied sectors, commerce and industries, human resource development, public health, public infrastructure and utilities, economic governance, social welfare & development, judicial and public security, environment and citizen-centric governance.
  • These 10 governance sectors are further measured on a total of 50 indicators.
  • These indicators are given different weightage under one governance sector to calculate  ..
Highlights of the report
The States and Union Territories were divided into 3 groups namely Big states, North East and hill states and union territories.
Tamil Nadu topped in Good Governance Index in the “Big States” category. It was followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The report also said that among the big states the poor performers were Odisha, Bihar, Goa and Uttar Pradesh. Jharkhand was ranked the last in good governance index.
In the North East and hill states category, Himachal Pradesh ranked first. It was followed by Uttarakhand, Tripura, Mizoram and Sikkim. The bad performers of the category include Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
Agricultural ranking
In Agricultural and allied ranking, the best performing states were Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Daman and Diu. In order to frame agricultural rating parameters such as food grain production, milk and meat production, horticulture produce and crop insurance were considered.
Commerce and Industries
Under the category of commerce and industries, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand were the top performers.


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