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Meghalaya has been adjudged as the second best-governed state in the country in the Small States Category, with a Public Affair Index 2020 (PAI) of 0.797 after Goa (1.745).
According to an annual report released by PAI on Friday, a city-based non-profit organisation headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Kasturirangan, the states were ranked on governance performance based on a composite index in the context of sustainable development.
While Himachal Pradesh bagged the third position with 0.725, Sikkim came fourth with 0.602, Tripura (0.145) and Arunachal Pradesh (0.048).
The overall Small States Category in India has been adjudged based on the Public Affair Index 2020 (PAI) of the Public Affair Centre (PAC), which is an annual ranking of the states of India on governance performance.
The governance performance is analyzed in the context of sustainable development defined by 3 pillars – Equity, Growth and Sustainability; 5 Themes; 13 SDGs and 50 indicators.
According to the PAC report, the worst performers who scored negative points are Mizoram (-0.055) Nagaland (-0.116) followed by Uttarakhand (-0.277), Delhi (-0.289) and Manipur (-0.363).
Kasturirangan said, "The evidence that PAI 2020 generates and the insights that it provides must compel us to reflect on the economic and social transition that is underway in India."