Punjab, Haryana, Delhi & Himachal rank top in Well Being Index
This was found by Tata Strategic Management Group which analysed multiple government sources and surveys to publish its 2013 edition of Well Being Index (WBI) and Female Security Index (FSI) for India here today.
The states of Punjab, Delhi, HP, Haryana and Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh were ranked at the top of the WBI, while Chhattisgarh, Assam, Jharkhand and Bihar appeared at the bottom, Tata Strategic Management Group Chief Executive Raju Bhinge said.
On the FSI, Hyderabad and Delhi were the lowest-ranked amongst the metro cities, while Chennai and Bangalore were at the top.
Southern states, Gujarat and most of the north-eastern states emerged as the most secure for women, while Haryana, MP, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan states had the lowest ranking on FSI, Bhinge said.
"The findings of WBI and FSI will be useful for entities working on improving overall well-being of rural and urban India and those working on women's safety and empowerment," Bhinge said.
The key findings of the WBI 2013, includes most of the peninsular India and north India was rated average or better on WBI, while most of Central and East India were average or worse-off compared to rest of India.
Metro cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Haridwar were the best ranked districts in WBI in their respective
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