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Social Progress Index 2022

Social Progress Index 2022:

The Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts of India was released by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM).

  • The SPI was compiled by the Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress Imperative.
  • The report also dwells on India’s performance (ranked 110 out of 169 nations) based on the global SPI 2022 that is brought out by Social Progress Imperative since 2013.


  • It is an independent body constituted to give advice on economic and related issues to the Prime Minister.
  • EAC-PM is responsible for analysing and advising the Prime Minister on any issue of macroeconomic importance that the Prime Minister refers to.

Findings of the Index:

  • Highest SPI Score: Puducherry
  • Lowest SPI Score: Jharkhand and Bihar
  • Basic Human Needs: Goa, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, and Chandigarh are the top four states with the best performance in water, sanitation and shelter.
  • Foundations of Wellbeing: Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, and Goa have emerged as the best-performing states for the Foundations of Wellbeing.
  • For Environmental Quality, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya are the top three states.
  • Opportunity: Tamil Nadu has achieved the highest component score for Opportunity dimension.
  • Top Best Performing Districts: Aizawl (Mizoram), Solan (Himachal Pradesh) and Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) have emerged as the top three best-performing districts.