Kerala is a small state in area and also in population compared with other big states like UP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, T.Nadu, M.P. etc. Of course, there are states with less population and area, but they are few. But in terms of development, health care, education etc. it is first in the country. The Communist Ministry of 1957 headed by Com. E.M.S.Namboodiripad initiated many of the developments. A few of these firsts are given below.

1. Highest literacy.
2. India’s first 100% digital state
3. 100% electrified state.
4. Open defecation-free state
5. First in Human Development Indices.
6. Best in Law and Order. Most peaceful
7. Least Corrupt State
8. Best Communal Harmony
9. Highest per capita income.
10.First State in India appointing non-Brahmins and Dalits as priests.

The present LDF Government in Kerala led by its Chief Minister Com. Pinarayi Vijayan is making efforts for many more Firsts for the state.