PM sets targets for 115 backward districts.
JANUARY 11, 2018|The Hindu|Full Article
Jharkhand tops the list, with 19 backward districts, followed by Bihar with 13 districts; Chhattisgarh is at the third spot with 10 districts.
While selecting the districts, maximum weightage was given to data of landless households dependent on manual labour. The other criteria were nutritional level of children below five years and their drop-out rate from schools.
The Prime Minister will also start his visits to these districts from April 14 this year.
“The Prime Minister was categorical that all ministries should look into ways to contribute to development of these districts. He wants us to compile all the initiatives we have taken in the past and also what we plan to do in future,” a senior Cabinet minister said.
Centre focus on 3 backward districts from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Jan 5, 2018|DECCAN CHRONICLE|Full Article
From Telangana state, the three backward districts are Bhupalapally, Asifabad and Khammam, and those from AP are Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Kadapa figure in the list of 115 backward districts notified by the Centre as lagging in education, health, nutrition, basis infrastructure like rural road connectivity rural household electrification, access to potable water and individual toilets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with incharge officials of these districts on Friday as part of the conference to launch his ambitious programme “Transformation of Aspirational Districts”, which aims to bring back to mainstream, the backward districts.