State of Governance 2022 Report Card

Kerala improves in the SKOCH State of Governance 2022

Kerala ranks #16 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2022

30 March, 2023 State of Governance
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  • Kerala ranks #16 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2022.
  • Total of 20 well-performing projects qualified for SKOCH Order-of-Merit, out of which 5 were impactful projects.
  • State performed very well in 11 categories.
    1. Topped in Cooperation and Food & Civil Supplies categories nationally.
    2. Maximum improvement in District Governance category.
    3. Participating first time in Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, Women & Child Development and Rural Development categories and entered in the top 10 nationally.
    4. Recovered in Finance & Water categories.
  • Police & Safety, District Governance and Municipal Governance submitted a larger number of projects for evaluation. Out of these, several well-performing projects were qualified as impactful projects.

    Key achievements

    1. Kerala bagged 20 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the SKOCH State of Governance Awards 2022.
    2. The state won 5 awards – all five in SILVER category.

    Governance Rank & Score 2022

    • Kerala ranks #16 in 2022.

    Comparison of States 2014-19 & 2020-22

    Sectors with Maximum Improvement

    District Governance1217
    • In District Governance, Kerala has improved its rank from #17 to #12

    Sectors with Comeback

    • In Finance, Kerala has make comeback in ranks to #2 in 2022.
    • In Water, Kerala has make comeback in ranks to #5.

    First Time Participants Getting National Rank

    Food & Civil Supplies1
    Animal Husbandry & Fisheries3
    Women & Child Development4
    Rural Development7
    • Even though participating for the first time, some sectors of Kerala are ranked in the top positions.
    • The state was ranked #1 in Cooperation and Food & Civil Supplies, #3 in Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, #4 in Women & Child Development and #7 in Rural Development.
    • Education, Environment, Finance, Forest, Housing, Minority Affairs, Power & Energy, Skill Development, Tourism & Culture and Women & Child Development are the sectors that have seen enhanced focus in 2022.

    Impactful & Well-Performing Projects of Kerala in State of Governance 2022

    Project NameOrganisationCategory for ReportBeacons of Hope Project Link
    PrathyushaDistrict Administration ErnakulamDistrict GovernanceView Project
    Karutham Kurunnine (Caring Our Kids)District Administration AlappuzhaDistrict GovernanceView Project
    Extreme Poverty Identification and Eradication ProcessDistrict Administration KottayamDistrict GovernanceView Project
    Chief Minister's Entrepreneurship Development ProgrammeKerala Financial CorporationFinanceView Project
    AZHAKKozhikode Muncipal CorporationMunicipal GovernanceView Project
    Poverty AlleviationThiruvananthapuram Municipal CorporationMunicipal GovernanceView Project
    Drone Forensics Lab & Research CentreKerala Police Cyberdome, Drone Forensics Lab & Research CentrePoliceView Project
    Kerala Police Assistant (Chatbot Service)Kerala Police Cyberdome, KozhikodePoliceView Project
    ASWASANIDHIWomen and Child Development Department, Government of KeralaWCDView Project
    Civil Supplies Distribution SystemKerala State Civil Supplies Corporation LtdFood & Civil SuppliesView Project
    Care HomeDepartment of Cooperation, Government of KeralaCooperationView Project
    Flood Forecast and Early Warning System for Periyar Chalakkudy basins in State of KeralaIrrigation Design and Research Board, Government of KeralaWaterView Project
    Parenting ClinicsWomen and Child Development Department, Government of KeralaWCDView Project
    Ksheerasree portal of Dairy Development Department, Government of KeralaDepartment of Dairy Development, Government of KeralaAnimal Husbandry & FisheriesView Project
    DHEERA-A Project On Marshial Arts Traning To Adolescent GirlsWomen and Child Development Department, Government of KeralaWCDView Project
    Karuthalode munnott- Ayush Homoepathy Information Managment SystemAYUSH-Homoeopathy Department, Goverernment of KeralaHealthView Project
    PunargaehamDepartment of Fisharies, Government of KeralaAnimal Husbandry & FisheriesView Project
    Integrated Local Governance Management SystemPanchayat Department, Government of KeralaRural DevelopmentView Project
    GrihasurakshaKerala Fire and Rescue ServicePoliceView Project
    Online Building Fire NOC webportalKerala Fire & Rescue ServicesPoliceView Project

    What needs to be DONE in 2023?

    • 50+ well-performing projects required to rank in the top 10 states.
    • Alternatively, a higher number of Platinum and Gold performances can improve the ranking
    • Incremental improvements in previously evaluated/awarded projects can be submitted
    • Multiple projects from one department can be submitted
    • Most states have a large number of projects at the District and Municipal levels
    • Most states tend to retain or improve their annual ranks
    • Police and Power & Energy tend to submit a larger number of projects

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