Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 10:
Odisha is now ranked 5th in India Today State survey this year, a giant leap from rank 16 last year due to infrastructural development and improvement in macro economy.
The annual India Today State of the States (SoS) survey 2015 has brought interesting facts to light. It has shown that long incumbent leaders can also make a difference.
Odisha and Assam, headed by Naveen Patnaik and Tarun Gogoi respectively for the last 15 years, have made giant leaps in their ranking.Odisha has moved to fifth from 16th, while Assam has climbed to seventh from 19th, this is largely due to their improvement in macro economy and infrastructural development.
The number 1 spot is taken by Sikkim, which is ruled by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling for the last two decades from rank seven.
This success story of three long-serving Chief Ministers shows that the surest way to electoral victory is delivery on the ground.
The annual SoS survey by India Today, rates and ranks each state government performance over the last year across a range of sectors such as infrastructure, health, agriculture, investment, education and macro economy. The survey helps map growth trends and isolates similar patterns in the linguistically diverse and geographically distant regions.