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Aspirational District concept based on objective parameters: Dr Jitendra

Post by on Sunday, May 8, 2022

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Sitamarhi (Bihar), May 07: Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the ‘Aspirational District’ concept is based on objective parameters and the ‘Aspirational District Programme (ADP)’, is scientifically designed with evaluation based on certain essential indices.
Accordingly, 112 districts were identified across the country for special focus to bring about transformation.
Dr.Jitendra Singh said, the Aspirational Districts programme launched by Prime Minister four years ago is aimed at localising Sustainable Development Goals, leading to the progress of the nation. This was stated by the Minister, while reviewing the progress of work being carried out in Sitamarhi district of Bihar under the Aspirational District Programme (ADP). Sitamarhi is one of the 13 Aspirational Districts in Bihar.
Referring to Prime Minister’s special focus on financial inclusion, Dr Jitendra Singh directed the officials to work hard and strive for saturation in financial inclusion that is ‘number of Jan Dhan accounts opened’ and in Health that is ‘Percentage of children fully immunised (9-11 months). The district also needs to improve the administrative reported data quality, the Minister added.

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