Kerala Topped NITI Aayog’s Health Index 2019 Ranking

Kerala has topped the ranking state in terms of overall health performance as per the report submitted by NITI Aayog on health index. This is the second edition of its type. It measured the annual and incremental performances of states and UTs.

The report was prepared NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with technical assistance from the World Bank.

The healthy States Progressive India:

NITI Aayog’s report, titled ‘Healthy States Progressive India’, ranked states and Union Territories (UTs) based on the Health Index. The evaluation was based on 23 indicators that cover the key aspects of health sector performance.

The first edition of the report of this kind was released in 2018. It measured the annual and incremental performances of states and UTs for period 2014-15 (as base year) to 2015-16 (as reference year).

In the 2018 report, Kerala, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu had ranked on top in terms of overall performance among bigger states. Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh topped in terms of annual incremental performance.

NITI Aayog:

Formed on: 1 January 2015
Headquarters: Delhi
Chairman: Narendra Modi
Vice Chairman: Rajiv Kumar
CEO: Amitabh Kant

The government think tank aims to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It also plans to enhance cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process.

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