Top Aspirational Districts In Education Sector Announced By NITI Aayog

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10 November 2021 Current Affairs:The top five aspirational districts in the education sector have been announced by NITI Aayog.

Highlights:
♦ It has selected the school sector’s most improved aspirational districts for the month of September.
♦ Bhoopalpalli in Telangana has topped the NITI Aayog’s delta rankings in the education sector.
♦ Following Bhoopalpalli area are, Jharkhand’s Chatra and Sahibganj, Odisha’s Nuapada, and Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer.
♦ In a notable development, the Baramulla district in north Kashmir has risen to third place among aspirational districts in the Delta ranking 2021 for September month.
♦ Jharkhand’s Ranchi and Chatra districts were placed first and second, respectively.
Wayanad in Kerala came in fourth, and Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh came in fifth.

Delta Ranking
♦ NITI Aayog publishes the Delta ranking. 
♦ It depicts growth in India’s aspirational districts in categories such as health and nutrition, education, financial inclusion, agricultural and water resources, skill development, and basic infrastructure.
♦ These rankings serve as a barometer of incremental progress in areas like health and nutrition, agricultural and financial inclusion, and water resource management.

Aspirational Districts Programme
♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the Aspirational District Program in January 2018. 
♦ NITI Aayog is implementing the initiative with the aid of a number of stakeholders in order to improve the living standards of people in aspirational districts.
 

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