Continuing with its string of achievements, Telangana State bagged the ‘Best Performing Large State Award’ in the all-important ‘Economy’ category as well as the ‘Cleanliness and Environment’ category at the annual India Today State of the States rankings this year.
The awards were received on behalf of the State by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao and BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna from Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Project Nitin Gadkari in Delhi on Thursday.
The India Today study tracks each State’s performance over a period of time and, in particular, records the changes over the last five years. It takes into account both the business environment and the quality of life.
The parameters on which the States are judged include economy, agriculture, education, health care, infrastructure, inclusive development, law and order, governance, entrepreneurship and environment and cleanliness.
Its objectivity and scope have made this study the gold standard for the health of Indian States.