Telangana has 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. Awards were received on behalf of the state by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Sri KT. Rama Rao and BC welfare Minister Sri Jogu Ramana from the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari in Delhi.
The India Today study tracks each state’s performance over 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, healthcare, 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 the Indian states.