Kerala has been selected as the best-governed state in the country. Kerala is one of the largest states in the world. Yogi Adityanath’s state of Uttar Pradesh tops the list for violence and rape. Kerala topped the Public Affairs Index 2020, compiled by the Bangalore – based Public Affairs Center (PAC). This is the fourth time in a row that Kerala has achieved this feat.
After Kerala (1.388 Public Affairs Index points), the southern states of Tamil Nadu (0.912), Andhra Pradesh (0.531), and Karnataka (0.468) are in the top four in terms of governance. Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Bihar are at the bottom of the list. They got -1.461, -1.201, and -1.158 points respectively. The list of well-governed states was compiled taking into account social and economic factors.
Goa tops the list of smaller states (1.745 points). Meghalaya (0.797) and Himachal Pradesh (0.725) are in second and third places respectively. Manipur (0.363), Delhi (0.289) and Uttarakhand (0.277) were the worst-performing states. Chandigarh (1.05) tops the list of Union Territories. Puducherry (0.52) and Lakshadweep (0.003). Dadar, Nagarhaveli (0.69), Andaman and Jammu and Kashmir (0.50), and Nicobar (0.30) were the worst performers.
The list divides the states into two categories on the basis of population. The performance of the Public Affairs Center administration was analyzed on the basis of sustainable development. The Public Affairs Center (PAC) is an organization headed by former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan.