Baramulla secures 3rd rank in NITI Aayog's Delta Rankings for September

Baramulla secures 3rd rank in NITI Aayog's Delta Rankings for September
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Srinagar: In a significant development, Baramulla district in north Kashmir has attained 3rd rank among Aspirational Districts in the country in the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog's Delta rankings for the month of September 2021.

The rankings are considered as a yardstick of incremental progress in the developmental indices including health and nutrition, water resources, agriculture and financial inclusion.

Ranchi and Chatra districts in Jharkhand have secured the 1st and 2nd spots respectively while Wayanad in Kerala and Shrawasti district in UP follow Baramulla in the 4th and 5th spot respectively, NITI Aayog tweeted.

LG Manoj Sinha while reacting to the development congratulated DC Baramulla and his team for "social commitment & responsibility and making determined efforts to uplift the lives of people".

"Baramulla has attained 3rd rank in the #NITIAayog's delta ranking for Sep 2021. Congratulations @DCBaramulla & team for social commitment & responsibility and making determined efforts to uplift the lives of people." Office of LG tweeted

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2018, the Aspirational Districts programme aims to quickly and effectively transform 112 most under-developed districts across 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 through monthly delta ranking; all driven by a mass movement.

With states as the main drivers, this program focuses on the strength of each district, identifying low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement and measuring progress by ranking districts on a monthly basis. The ranking is based on the incremental progress made across 49 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) under 5 broad socio-economic themes - Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development and Infrastructure. The delta-ranking of Aspirational Districts and the performance of all districts is available on the Champions of Change Dashboard.

NITI Aayog works closely with the respective line ministries and various development partners to fast-track progress at the district level. Various programmes such as – Saksham Bitiyan Abhiyan, Anemia Mukt Bharat and Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum, are some of the flagship initiatives that have been taken up by NITI Aayog in this regard. The districts are also encouraged to develop and replicate best practices that drive improvement across the socio-economic themes.

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