Odisha has moved to 5th rank this year from 16th spot last year in India Today State of the States survey 2015.
Odisha helmed by Naveen Patnaik for the last 15 years have made the biggest leap in the rankings since last year with Assam has moved to 7th rank from 19th.
The rise of both states has been fuelled by improvement in their infrastructure and macro economy.
Started in 2003, India Today State of the States (SoS) survey has been an occasion for States to compare their performance across the board with that of other States.
As the biggest gainer among small States, Sikkim has jumped seven spots to the No. 1 spot and improved in governance, investment and macro economy, as per India Today group. The awards were based on various findings of the 2015 SoS survey done by Nielsen’s Indicus Analytics.
“This success story of three long-serving Chief Ministers show that the surest way to electoral victory is delivery on the ground,” reads an online post by India Today group.