Public Affairs Index-2020

News: The Public Affairs Index-2020 has been released.


  • About the index: It is released by the Public Affairs Centre, a not-for-profit organisation headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Kasturirangan.
  • Ranking: The states were ranked on governance performance in the context of sustainable development defined by three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability.

Key Takeaways:

  • Larger States Category:
    • Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka stood in the first four ranks in terms of governance.
    • Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar were at the bottom of the ranking.
  • Smaller States Category:
    • Goa ranked first followed by Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh.
    • Manipur, Delhi and Uttarakhand were the worst performers.
  • Union Territories:
    • Chandigarh has emerged at the top followed by Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.
    • Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Andaman, Jammu and Kashmir and Nicobar were the worst performers.
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