UP govt chalks out roadmap to implement aspirational districts scheme
Uttar Pradesh government has chalked out a roadmap to implement the Transformation of Aspirational Districts program. Speaking at the Yojana Bhawan in Lucknow, CM Yogi Adityanath said, "For the success of program, all the persons concerned have to work with a positive frame of mind. With public co-operation, targets of the program can be achieved and for this, there is no paucity of resources."
Central government identifies 115 aspirational districts across country
The central government has identified 115 such aspirational districts in the country. Of which eight were from Uttar Pradesh viz Balrampur, Bahraich, Shrawasti, Siddharthnagar, Sonbhadra, Chandauli, Fatehpur, and Chitrakoot. "After deliberating with the Niti Aayog, 49 indicators have been finalized to measure the progress of the districts. These include health, nutrition, education, agriculture, water resources, financial inclusion and skill development," Adityanath said.
India's HDI ranking was 138 despite high GDP growth
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in the country and hence, its contribution to the country's development is inevitable." "In the last few years, despite a high GDP growth rate, India's position on the Human Development Index was 138. To improve the country's HDI ranking, the Prime Minister has initiated the transformation program of the aspirational districts."
Program aims to the transformation of districts quickly, effectively
Adityanath added officials of the central and state governments should tour these districts so that development could be given a direction through coordinated efforts. The program aims to quickly and effectively transform these districts. The broad contours of the program are convergence (of central and states' schemes), collaboration (of central, state-level prabhari officers, district collectors) and competition among districts, driven by a mass movement.Share this timeline