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NITI Aayog’s 4th State Health Index for 2019–20

Published on December 29, 2021
Current Context: The NITI Aayog has released the 4th State Health Index for 2019–20.
NITI Aayog’s 4th State Health Index for 2019–20
  • The State Health Index provides health outcomes and status of Indian states and UTs.
  • The ranking of the index was framed by NITI Aayog, World Bank, and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) jointly.
  • The title of the report is ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’.
  • It ranks the state’s and UT’s for their incremental performance in health sector and aims to develop robust health systems and boost health service delivery in the country.
  • Among the larger states, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Telangana hold the top position in terms of annual incremental performance.
  • Among the smaller states, Mizoram and Meghalaya hold the top positions in terms of maximum annual incremental progress.
  • Among the UTs, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir hold the top positions in terms of best incremental performance.
  • Overall ranking as per the composite index score in 2019–20:
  • (a) Larger States: Kerala (1st), Tamil Nadu (2nd); (b) Smaller State: Mizoram (1st), Tripura (2nd); (c)UTs: Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (1st), Chandigarh (2nd)

Question: 

Q.1 Which state topped in smaller states categories in the overall ranking as per the composite index score in NITI Aayog’s 4th State Health Index for 2019–20?
a. Mizoram
b. Meghalaya
c. Nagaland
d. Goa
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