Chandel district in Manipur topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by Niti Aayog for the month of June. Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday lauded the district in a Twitter post.
“Happy to learn that Chandel district in Manipur topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by Niti Aayog for the month of June. The delta ranking took into account incremental progress made by over 112 aspirational districts across six developmental areas in June 2021,” the chief minister tweeted.
Chandel, populated by about 20 different tribes, is situated about 74 km away from the state capital Imphal.
Dhubri in Assam and Kiphre in Nagaland are also included in the top five rankings of aspirational districts.
Niti Aayog’s Aspirational District programme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January. It aims to quickly and effectively transform the districts.
The broad contours of the programme are Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’ Officers & District Collectors), and Competition among districts driven by a mass Movement. With States as the main drivers, this program will focus on the strength of each district, identify low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement, measure progress, and rank districts.