NITI Aayog released the second edition of “Healthy States, Progressive India” report. It focuses on measuring overall performance and incremental improvement over a two-year period — 2016-17 and 2017-18 — in the states and UTs.
About Healthy States Progressive India Report
- It has been developed by NITI Aayog, with technical assistance from the World Bank, and in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
- It ranks States/UTs on their overall performance, as well as their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes over a two year period (2016-17 and 2017-18) in the States and UTs.
- Methodology: It takes into account comprehensive look at health in terms of health outcomes in several health indicators, governance and impact of policy decisions. These three domain serve as weighted composite Index.
- Categorisation of states: The ranking is categorized as Larger States, Smaller States and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure comparison among similar entities. States are further categorized into four groups based on incremental performance: not improved (<=0 incremental change); least improved (0.01 to 2 points increase); moderately improved (2.01 to 4 points), and most improved (>4 points increase).
Findings of Report (2nd Edition)
- Among Larger States: Kerala ranked first followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra in terms of overall performance. Fourth, fifth and sixth spots were occupied by Gujarat, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh respectively. Uttar Pradesh was ranked last.
- Haryana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand are top three ranking States in terms of annual incremental performance.
- Among Smaller States: Mizoram ranked first followed by Manipur in terms overall performance. Tripura followed by Manipur were raked top States in terms of annual incremental performance.
- Among UTs: Chandigarh was first followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli in terms of overall performance. Dadra and Nagar Haveli was ranked top followed Chandigarh in terms of annual incremental performance.