Jharkhand Bihar scores lowest in EAC PM social progress index | Popgen Tech


Jharkhand, Bihar scored the lowest in the Social Progress Index (SPI) report released by the Economic Advisory Council-Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on Tuesday.

Under level-VI: very low social progress category, Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand scored the lowest with SPI at 44.92, 44.47 and 43.95, respectively.

According to the report, Uttar Pradesh scored 49.16, Odisha at 48.19 and Madhya Pradesh at 48.11 under level V: low social progress category.

EAC-PM along with Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress is imperative to release the SPI for states and districts in India.

The index rates states and districts based on 12 elements across three important dimensions of social progress—basic human needs, foundation of well-being, and opportunity.

Also, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Goa emerged as the best performing states with Aizawl (Mizoram), Solan and Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) being the top three districts.

Puducherry has the highest SPI score of 65.99, closely followed by Lakshadweep and Goa with scores of 65.89 and 65.53, respectively.

For the basic human needs dimension, Goa, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Chandigarh are the top four states with the best performance in water, sanitation and shelter.

Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Goa emerged as the best performing states for the foundations of welfare.

In the dimension for access to basic knowledge elements, Punjab had a score of 62.92, while Delhi is first in the list for access to information and communication with a score of 71.30.

Lastly, Tamil Nadu achieved the highest component score of 72.00 for the opportunity dimension.

In this dimension, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has the highest score in the element for personal rights, while Sikkim topped the list for inclusiveness.


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