Hamirpur tops good governance index in Himachal Pradesh

Pratibha Chauhan

Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 7

Hamirpur has been ranked number one in good governance among all 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh with Bilaspur and Kullu ranking second and third, respectively.

The ranking has been finalised on the basis of secondary data of 12 districts, with focus on seven themes, 19 subjects and 75 indicators. Himachal is the first state in the country to have started assessing the quality of governance in vital sectors. The District Good Governance Index (HPDGGI) Annual Report-2020, prepared by the Department of Economics and Statistics, was released today. This is part of an initiative to use information technology to usher in an era of e-governance. Interestingly, only a score of 0.203 separates topper Hamirpur from the lowest ranked tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti. Mandi slipped from second to fourth position, while Shimla improved from 10th to fifth position this year.

In one of the key areas related to women and children, Solan tops with a score of 0.709, whereas Kangra is at the bottom (0.461). Una, Sirmaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, Mandi and Kangra districts fall below the state average of 0.589.

The percentage of institutional delivery is the highest in Hamirpur (97.6 per cent) and the lowest in Chamba (72 per cent). Kullu, Solan and Una have achieved 100 per cent immunisation of children.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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