Coordination with States and Aspirational Districts

Govt. of India has identified 115 districts as Aspirational districts for overall transformation of the districts using a mass movement approach focusing on health & nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion & skill development, basic infrastructure including access to road for potable water, rural electrification and individual household toilets. The Government is committed to raising the living standards of its citizens and ensuring inclusive growth for all – “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas”. To enable optimum utilization of their potential, this program focusses closely on improving people’s ability to participate fully in the burgeoning economy. Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure are this programme’s core areas of focus. Districts are prodded and encouraged to first catch-up with the best district within their state, and subsequently aspire to become one of the best in the country, by competing with, and learning from others in the spirit of competitive & cooperative federalism.

Contact Details of Concerned Officers:

Programme HeadShri Chandra Prakash Goyal, Joint Secretary
Phone 011-24362982, 011-24360745 (Fax)
Programme OfficerDr. Sanjay Kalia, Scientist E
E-mail sanjay[dot]kalia[at]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24369866
Attached ScientistDr. Neha Bansal, Scientist C
E-mail neha[dot]bansal[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24360718