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Kerala government's score below par on top issues

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Access to safe drinking water, better employment opportunities and were voters' top three priorities, the parameters on which the has performed "below average", says a report by the (ADR), an election watchdog.

"The Survey 2018 shows better employment opportunities (47.42 per cent), hospitals/primary centres (45.24 per cent) and (44.77 per cent) are the top three voters' priorities in Kerala," the ADR said in a statement on Tuesday.

The performance of the government on all top three voters' priorities was rated as below average. "Better employment opportunities (1.95 on a scale of five), hospitals/primary centres (2.02) and (1.99) was rated as below average," it said.

In rural Kerala, the top voter priorities were better employment opportunities (49 per cent), better (45 per cent) and (40 per cent), it said.

"The performance of the government on rural voters' priorities of better employment opportunities (1.93 on a scale of five), better (2.07) and drinking water (2.10) was rated as below average," the ADR said.

The government also performed poorly in providing better roads (1.96) and better public transport (2.09) in rural

For the urban voters, top priorities were drinking water (48 per cent), better employment opportunities (46 per cent) and better (45 per cent).

"The performance of the government -- on a scale of five -- on urban voters' priorities of drinking water (1.93 ), better employment opportunities (1.96) and better hospitals/primary healthcare centres (1.99) was rated as below average," it said.

The performance of the government was also poor on better public transport (1.93) and water and air pollution (1.94) in urban Kerala.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 17:56 IST
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