Puducherry is the best performer in Social Progress Index; Jharkhand is worst | Popgen Tech


December 20, 2022 23:01 IST

New Delhi [India]December 20 (ANI): Puducherry had the highest Social Progress Index score among states and union territories.
The indexing was part of the Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts made by the Institute for Competitiveness and Imperative Social Progress which was submitted to the Economic Advisory Council-Prime Minister and published on Tuesday.
The Social Progress Index is a tool that can be used as a holistic measure of a country’s social progress at national and sub-national levels. The index rates states and districts based on 12 components across three important dimensions of social progress – Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Well-Being, and Opportunity.
Puducherry’s performance, which was placed in the “Very High Social Progress” category in the report, was attributed to its performance across elements such as Personal Freedom and Choice, Shelter, and Water and Sanitation.
Puducherry is closely followed by Lakshadweep and Goa in the “Very High Social Progress” category with scores of 65.89 and 65.53, respectively.

Jharkhand and Bihar scored the lowest, 43.95 and 44.47, respectively.
For Basic Human Needs, Goa, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, and Chandigarh are the top four states with the best performance in Water and Sanitation and Shelter as compared to other states and union territories.
In addition, Goa also received the highest component scores for Water and Sanitation, followed by Kerala, which scored highest across the Nutrition and Basic Medical Care components. For Shelter and Personal Security, Chandigarh and Nagaland emerged as the frontrunners, respectively.
In addition, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, and Goa emerged as the best performing states for the Welfare Foundations.
In the dimension for Access to Basic Knowledge component, Punjab has the highest component score of 62.92, while Delhi topped the list for Access to Information and Communication with a score of 71.30.
For Health and Wellness, Rajasthan has the highest component score of 73.74. For Environmental Quality, the top three states belong to the northeastern region, namely, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya.
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 component score for Personal Rights, while Sikkim topped the list for Inclusiveness. (ANI)


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