Jammu, Nov 20: At an impressive growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2015-16, Jammu and Kashmir ranked 2nd in the latest India Today annual ‘State of the States’ ranking. The state has also been positioned itself at 11th in the overall ranking of large states. J&K has achieved 2nd ranking in other two key areas including Education and Environment.
Launched in 2003, this annual exercise by India Today is based on objective data sourced from government and other authentic sources to gauge the performance of Indian states across various parameters such as economy, health, agriculture, education and infrastructure. Regarded as the gold standard in measuring the socio-economic performance of the states, the study reveals that Arunachal Pradesh has topped the growth ranking as ‘Fast and Furious’ marking the highest growth rate in the nation in 2015-16 at 16.5% followed by J&K at 14.7%, with Goa, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh also making to the top five states.