Beaches, backwaters, excellent hospitality and thriving tourism industry have long been the hallmarks of Goa and Kerala.
The two states on India’s western periphery can now boast of another virtue — women’s safety.
On a metric termed Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI), Goa ranks as the safest region for women in India, followed by Kerala.
The former leads with healthy 0.656, while the southern state takes the second spot with 0.634 on the index structured by NGO Plan India and released by Women and Child Development Ministry.
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