Gujarat scores highest on Social Capital in India in 2012 Global Prosperity Index!

Published By : Admin | December 14, 2012 | 10:50 IST
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2012 Global Prosperity Index released by the Legatum Institute finds Gujarat to be scoring highest on social capital in India 

Gujarat ranks 15th when compared among 142 nations. It ranks alongside Germany and scores better than several developed nation 

This is yet another recognition of the development in Gujarat under leadership of Shri Modi, following the Mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’

In yet another mark of recognition for Gujarat’s unique growth model of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ (All together, growth for all), the 2012 Global Prosperity Index released by the Legatum Institute has found Gujarat to be scoring highest among on social capital among all states of India.

As a matter of fact, the state comes 15th when it is ranked globally compared to 142 nations standing alongside Germany and bettering many developed nations. The Social Capital indicator evaluates the strength of ‘social cohesion and engagement, as well as community family networks in a society.’

Legatum Institute 

Based in London, The Legatum Institute is an independent non-partisan public policy organisation. Its seeks to explore the foundations of prosperity through the lens of politics, economics, culture and philosophy.

Legatum Prosperity Index

Done by the Legatum Institute, this is a unique and robust assessment of national prosperity based on material wealth and personal well-being. It covers 96% of the world’s population and 99 % of the global GDP. 142 nations are benchmarked into 8 categories- Economy, Education, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Health, Personal Freedom, Safety & Security and Social Capital.

Social Capital has been found to be one of the most important components of prosperity. It is the accumulation of benefits accrued by a society whose citizenry is interconnected, trusting and found engaging in charitable behavior. It encompasses factors such as social cohesion and engagement along with community and family networks.


Report produced verbatim:

“India ranks 138th globally in the Social Capital sub-index, however, disaggregation of the data at the sub-national level reveals large differences within the country. Within India, the states of Gujarat and Uttarakhand have the highest social capital scores and would rank 15th and 18th, globally, in this sub-index, next to Germany and Belgium, respectively. In the state of Gujarat, 77% of respondents can rely on friends and family for help and 51% have donated money to a charity. 

Source: http://www.prosperity.com/Snapshots-1.aspx

 

Vindication of Visionary Leadership of Shri Narendra Modi

Just recently, Asia leading brokerage firm CLSA lauded the development in Gujarat under the leadership of Shri Modi. CLSA termed the Gujarat as being among the fastest growing states, with a growth model that is most unique. It noted that the Gujarat growth model is one that is sustainable and is a state where both agriculture and industry are thriving.

Importantly, CLSA noted that Gujarat is one of the best states in terms of improved governance in the past decade within the developed states and the results are visible in various sectors including literacy, PCI and drinking water facilities. It states that the improved governance in Gujarat will give a boost to Gujarat’s social sector.

With his Mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, all sections of Gujarati society are growing and tasting the fruits of development! 

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PM Modi continued his campaigning today for the upcoming elections in Gujarat. In his first address at Kankrej, PM Modi talked about the economic and religious importance of cows in Indian society. In his second address at Patan, PM Modi spoke on the assured win for the BJP in Gujarat. PM Modi in his third address for the day focused on the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Highlights from the Kankrej Public Meeting

Hitting out at the opposition, PM Modi slammed the Congress for stalling development in Gujarat for decades. PM Modi said, “There has been a firm identity of the Congress – to stall, to hang, to wander. Whatever the work, Congress sees its own interest first, and the interest of the country later”. PM Modi added that Congress failed to understand the problems faced by the farmers and said that many irrigation projects were stalled by them which only got completed after the BJP took power in the centre.

PM Modi iterated on a few examples of corruption undertaken by the Congress and said, “Congress used to do scams worth thousands and lakhs of crores. Congress had made corruption a courtesy.”

PM Modi finally addressed the people on development undertaken by the BJP in 20 years, especially in the border areas, PM Modi said, “Facilities are being developed in the border villages so that instead of migration, more employment & self-employment opportunities are created in the villages”.

Highlights from the Patan Public Meeting

PM Modi reminisced about his memories in Patan and told people about his life when he used to reside in Kagda ki Khadki. PM Modi also spoke on the BJP becoming a symbol of trust in the country, PM Modi said, “The country is confident that no matter how big the challenges are, only the BJP will find solutions”. PM Modi iterated on the efforts of the BJP government in providing vaccines, fiscal support and subsidies to the people during the COVID period.

Talking about the steps taken by the BJP Government to empower the role of women in society, PM Modi said, “The BJP government has taken several unprecedented decisions ranging from Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao to recruiting daughters in the army”. PM Modi further highlighted that the Bajra farmers of the Patan region will benefit massively through the International Year of Millets.

PM Modi finally addressed the people on the development undertaken in Gujarat in the past 20 years. PM Modi talked about the early adoption of solar energy by farmers in Gujarat. Adding to the development works, PM Modi said that Gujarat’s untapped potential in tourism is being holistically developed and will generate employment for the youth.

Highlights from the Sojitra Public Meeting

PM Modi called out the fallacies of the Congress for dividing Gujarat based on caste and throwing the state into turmoil. The PM further added that the Congress continues to ignore the contributions of the great Sardar Patel till this date and targeted them for not paying their respects at the Statue of Unity.

In Sojitra, PM Modi iterated on the mammoth size of the schemes launched by the BJP government during the COVID to safeguard the people from every adverse aspect possible. Talking about the effectiveness of the double-engine government in Gujarat, he gave a few examples of schemes that are uplifting the living standards of the people. PM Modi also accredited the dairy cooperative model of Anand to empower villages and the poor of the country.

PM Modi finally addressed the people on the strides Gujarat has taken in the education sector. PM Modi said, “20 years ago there were less than 1000 colleges in Gujarat, today there are more than 4000 colleges in Gujarat”. He further added, “Earlier the youth of Gujarat used to go to other states for higher education, but today youth from other states are coming here and studying.”