NITI Aayog to Release 2nd Delta Ranking Under the Aspirational Districts Programme (Download PDF)

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NITI Aayog on December 27,2018 released the Second Delta Ranking of the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP). Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog.

Map Of Delta Ranking Programme

Map Of Delta Ranking Programme

Map Of Delta Ranking Programme

  • The ranking represented the incremental progress made by 111 aspirational districts between June 1,2018 and October 31,2018.

  • Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three least improved aspirational districts, according to the second delta ranking released by the Aayog.

  • Details of 2nd Delta Ranking

    Table Of Delta Ranking

    Table Of Delta Ranking

    Most improved districts

    Rank

    District

    State

    1

    Virudhunagar

    Tamil Nadu

    2

    Nuapada

    Odisha

    3

    Siddharthnagar

    Uttar Pradesh

    4

    Aurangabad

    Bihar

    5

    Koraput

    Odisha

    Table Of Delta Ranking

    Table Of Delta Ranking

    Districts that saw Least Improvement

    Rank

    District

    State

    107

    Kiphire

    Nagaland

    108

    Giridih

    Jharkhand

    109

    Chatra

    Jharkhand

    110

    Hailakandi

    Assam

    111

    Pakur

    Jharkhand

    Table Of Delta Ranking

    Table Of Delta Ranking

    ‘Fast Movers’ Districts

    District, State

    June 2018 Rank

    October 2018 Rank

    Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir

    108

    7

    Ranchi, Jharkhand

    106

    10

    Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh

    103

    3

    Jamui, Bihar

    99

    9

    Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh

    82

    25

    Note: The districts which displayed a qualitative jump in their scores between June and October 2018 are dubbed as ‘Fast Movers’.

    Second Delta Ranking: Parameters and Data Availability

    • The districts were ranked in a transparent basis on parameters across Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure through key performance indicators.

    • The rankings were based on the data available publicly through the Champions of Change Dashboard, which includes data entered on a real-time basis at the district level.

    • For the first time, the rankings took in inputs from household survey conducted by NITI Aayog’s knowledge partners, namely, TATA Trusts and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

    First Delta Ranking

    • The first Delta Ranking for the Aspirational Districts was released in June 2018.

    • It ranked the Aspirational Districts on improved performance across five developmental areas of Health and Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources, Financial Inclusion and Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure.

    • It analysed the progress made by districts over the months of April and May 2018 on the basis of self-reported data.

    Aspirational District Programme

    • The Aspirational District Programme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5,2018.

    • It aims to rapidly transform the districts that have shown relatively lesser progress in key social areas, thereby posing a challenge to ensure balanced regional development.

    • The program focuses on the strength of each district, identifies low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement, measures progress, and ranks districts.

    • It seeks to fulfil Union Government’s Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas initiative that aims to raise the living standards of citizens and ensure inclusive growth for all.

    • The broad features of the programme are:

      • Convergence (of Central & State Schemes)

      • Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’ Officers & District Collectors)

      • Competition among districts driven by a Mass Movement or a Jan Andolan

- Published/Last Modified on: February 11, 2019

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