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NITI Aayog's Aspirational Districts Programme: Details, Objectives, Significance



NITI Aayog's Aspirational Districts Programme: Details, Objectives, Significance 

Aspirational Districts Programme was launched in January 2018, the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme aims to quickly and effectively transform some of the most underdeveloped districts of the country.

The broad contours of the programme are Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’ Officers & District Collectors), and Competition among districts driven by a Mass Movement or a Jan Andolan.

With States as the main drivers, this program will focus on the strength of each district, identify low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement, measure progress, and rank districts.

Aspirational Districts Programme focus to enable optimum utilization of their potential, this program focuses closely on improving people’s ability to participate fully in the burgeoning economy. Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure are this programme’s core areas of focus.

Under Aspirational Districts Programme if these districts are transformed, there would be a tremendous improvement in the internal security environment of the country. If governing officers can bring convergence in the development efforts of different Ministries and State Governments and the schemes specially launched by Home Ministry in these districts, it would serve as a great opportunity to ensure rapid development in the country.


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