Aspirational Districts Programme

 🔷Aspirational Districts Programme

◼️Launched in January 2018, the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ initiative aims to remove this heterogeneity through a mass movement to quickly and effectively transform these districts.

◼️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 spirit of mass Movement.

◼️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.

◼️Selection of districts

▫️A total of 117 Aspirational districts have been identified by NITI Aayog based upon composite indicators.

▫️These include Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion and Skill Development and Basic Infrastructure which have an impact on Human Development Index.

◼️Weightage has been accorded to these districts as below:

▫️Health & Nutrition (30%)

▫️Education (30%)

▫️Agriculture & Water Resources (20%)

▫️Financial Inclusion & Skill Development (10%)

▫️Basic Infrastructure (10%)

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