Viv S wrote:Suraj wrote:
Among the major states, West Bengal occupied 11th slot, Tamil Nadu (12th), Haryana (14th), Delhi (15th), Punjab (16th), Himachal Pradesh (17th), Kerala (18th), Goa (19th), Bihar (21st) and Assam (22nd).
Kind of goes against conventional wisdom, doesn't it? What am I missing here?
this might be probably the reason, whole video worth a watch:
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/econom ... 72261.html
Q: Why perhaps no one is surprised about the fact that Gujarat has actually topped the rankings and come in at number one. The surprise is really where Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh coming in at number three and number four, states like Maharashtra and Karnataka one would have imagined that they would have been higher up. Are you surprised by where Maharashtra and Rajasthan will have come up?
A: No, I am not surprised at all because we were assessing everything against the 98 parameters laid down, it was like passing an examination. You need a huge political and administrative will to pass those 98 points. Now these states were able to crack that. Maharashtra has not been able to put several things on line. They have just not been able to put several things on line. It is a large state and they will be able to do this later. Similar with Karnataka. Tamil Nadu was able to do several things in July but it was a little too late.
Q: West Bengal coming in at number 11, does that surprise you? Is it a story that hasn't been given enough weight in terms of the measures that the government there has undertaken?
A: West Bengal did a lot of hard work and if they hadn't done that hard work they would have been ranked very badly but they just pulled themselves up and they cracked a number of things which made them jump up to come to the 11th position, otherwise they would have done pretty badly. So, West Bengal has done pretty well according to me.