Gujarat, uninterruptedUnder Patel, Gujarat has brought a mindboggling 3 lakh hectares under drip and sprinkler irrigation and enabled small and marginal farmers to take to it through targeted subsidies. Over 200,000 farmers have benefited as a result.
Best of statesThe success stories thrown up by the State of the States study attest to a time-tested dictum: the surest way to electoral victory is delivery on the ground, and there is no substitute for substantive development.
The new hub of pharma industryThe state is also offering special incentives to women entrepreneurs besides power subsidy, financial support for technical know-how and subsidy on cost incurred on quality control measures.
Governance at people's doorstepAs part of decentralisation and democratisation of the administration, the state government has set up block development offices (BDO) and village administrative centres (panchayat offices) in the remotest parts of Sikkim.
A breath of fresh air near the NCRThere has been equally significant decline in Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) concentration in air, making Haryana the most improved state in air quality.
Plugging the leaks paysPolitically, things have not been looking so good for the government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, but Captain Abhimanyu's numbers happily reflect a very different story.
Leveraging capital gainsTelangana is leveraging on the head start with Hyderabad, a populous capital for a state of its size, being the fifth largest metropolitan area in the country where at least one in every three persons-1.3 million of its 3.5 million residents-live either in the city or other urban pockets.
Alpine state delivers a clean sweepJust over a year after Modi begun the cleanliness campaign, almost all villages in Sikkim have been covered under the programme. Nearly 90 percent of Gangtok is part of the initiative.
Empowered planters plough a profitThe Pondicherry Agro Product Producers Company Ltd., the first FPO to get registered, now has 1,300 farmers as members, followed by Hi-tech Horticulture Producers Company Ltd. on the horticulture front.
Goa gets back on the growth super highwayGoa's economic turnaround began in 2012 soon after Parrikar became CM for the third time. Its growth had been muted due to the global slowdown and the lack of a robust framework for industrial growth.
The comeback state: Reinvention of Tamil NaduAlthough the state expects a fiscal deficit of Rs 25,714 crore, which is 2.73 per cent of its GSDP in 2014-15, the deficit GSDP is likely to be 2.70 per cent in 2015-16 and will be scaled down to 2.67 per cent the next fiscal.