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Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur tops Niti Aayog’s delta ranking of Aspirational districts for Feb-June 2020 

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Bijapur tops in Delta Ranking of NITI AyogIn accordance with the delta rankings for aspirational districts by government think-tank Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh has topped the list of aspirational districts in Overall Delta Ranking for the February-June 2020 period.

  • Bijapur has been followed by Ri-Bhoi (Meghalaya) and Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
  • The delta rankings for aspirational districts considers an incremental progress in five developmental areas viz. Health and Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development and Basic Infrastructure .

Top 5 Aspirational Districts in Overall Delta Ranking (Feb-June 2020)
Rank District
1 Bijapur (Chhattisgarh)
2 Ri-Bhoi (Meghalaya)
3 Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh)
4 Nawada (Bihar)
5 Moga (Punjab)

In the Health and Nutrition area, the list has been topped by Ri-Bhoi (Meghalaya) and followed by Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) and Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively, stating an improvement towards quality healthcare facilities for citizens.

In Education category, the list has been topped by Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) followed by Dhalai (Tripura) and Asifabad or Adilabad (Telangana), stating an improvement towards quality Education for citizens.

In Basic Infrastructure category, the list has been topped by Khagaria (Bihar) followed by Araria (Bihar) & Purnia (Bihar).

In Agriculture & Water Resource Category, the list has been topped by Nawada (Bihar) followed by Pakur (Jharkhand) & Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh).

In Financial Inclusion & Skill Development Category, the list has been topped by Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh) followed by Simdega (Jharkhand) & Sahibganj (Jharkhand).

What is an aspirational districts programme?

The aspirational districts programme, launched in January 2018, aims to transform districts that have shown relatively lesser progress in key social areas and have emerged as pockets of under-development.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant 
Headquarter– New Delhi