Haridwar declared best aspirational district in India

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Haridwar city of Uttarakhand has been declared as the best aspirational district by NITI Aayog on the basis of five parameters.


  • NITI Aayog has ranked Haridwar district first among 112 aspirational districts of the country in the theme of basic infrastructure.
  • As an award, an additional allocation of three crores will be made to the district.

  • The aspirational district Haridwar has got the first prize twice before this. In February 2019, the district got the first prize on the theme of Agriculture and Water Resources, while in July 2019, it got the first position in all the sectors.

Aspirational District Program :

  • The program, launched in January 2018, aims to rapidly and effectively transform some of the most underdeveloped districts of the country.

  • This scheme has been implemented along with the central and state schemes.

  • In its successful implementation, central, state level 'in-charge' officers and district collectors play an important role.

  • The ranking of aspirational districts combines innovative use of data with practical governance, placing the district at the centre of inclusive growth.

Parameters for Best Aspirational District :

  • It envisages rapid development of selected districts on the basis of a composite index based on five parameters -

  1. Health and Nutrition

  2. Education

  3. Financial Inclusion and Skill Development

  4. Agriculture and Water Resources

  5. Basic Infrastructure

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