Urban Governance Index 2020

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News: The Urban Governance Index 2020 has been released.


  • Published by: The index has been published by Praja Foundation, a Mumbai-based think tank.
  • Purpose: The index ranks states to indicate where they stand in terms of real empowerment of grassroot democracy and local self government.
  • Themes: The ranking is based on these main themes— how empowered elected city representatives and legislative structures are; how empowered the state’s city administration is; how empowered the citizens are and finally the fiscal empowerment and financial autonomy of the state.

Key Takeaways:

  • Topped by: Odisha was ranked first in the index followed by Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
  • Worst States: Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland performed the worst in the index.
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