Jharkhand fares low health factor: ADR Survey
The Jharkhand government performed poorly in better hospitals/primary healthcare centres (1.90)
New Delhi: An ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms) survey has revealed that Jharkhand government fares low on employment opportunities, better hospitals and primary healthcare centres.
Being these along with better law and order the top three priorities of Jharkhand voters, the state lacks in performance.
IANS reports that according to the survey, the performance of the government on all top three issues - better employment opportunities was rated 2.11 on a scale of 5, better hospitals at 1.90, and better law and order at 2.39 - was rated as below average.
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Conducted between October 2018 and December 2018, the survey provides an analysis of 10 most important governance issues as rated by the voters. It covered approximately 7,000 respondents across all 14 parliamentary constituencies in Jharkhand, the ADR informed IANS.
In rural Jharkhand, the voters' topmost priorities were better employment opportunities (47 per cent), agriculture subsidy for seeds and fertilisers (42 per cent), and electricity for agriculture (40 per cent), showed the survey.
The performance of the state government on these three priorities - 2.15 on a scale of 5, 2.06, and 2.09, respectively - was rated as below average. In addition, the government performed poorly in better hospitals and primary healthcare centres (1.90) and sand and stone quarrying/mining (1.97) in rural Jharkhand, the survey added.
Meanwhile, for the urban voters, the topmost priorities were better law and order/policing (55 per cent), better employment opportunities (48 per cent), and better hospitals/primary healthcare centres (46 per cent).
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The performance of the government on the above-mentioned issues are rated 2.10 on a scale of 5, 1.99, and 1.91, respectively - was rated as below average. In addition, the government has performed poorly on better roads (1.9) and better public transport (1.94) in urban Jharkhand, the survey went on to add.