Hailakandi: The Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) has completed two years of successful implementation in the country. Launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi exactly two years ago on this day, the ADP under NITI Aayog has been a major push for improvement in the country’s overall development parameters in 112 aspirational districts. The key pillars of the programme vis-a-vis convergence, competition and collaboration have resulted in a jan andolan (people’s movement). Among the aspirational districts, the most improved states in the past two years are Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar and Haryana.
On the occasion of completion of two years of the programme, Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli congratulated all the stakeholders, including the line departments, NGOs and the people of the district at large for the improvement in key parameters in aspirational district Hailakandi.
“Extremely proud to inform only Assam’s Hailakandi district has featured in the video brought out by NITI Aayog on successful completion of two years of Aspirational Districts Programme. Kudos to the entire team of Hailakandi. More such milestones galore,” said an elated Jalli, adding that the programme has emerged as one of India’s best governance measures to empower underdeveloped districts as champions of a New India.
Exhorting upon all the stakeholders not to rest on their oars and to keep the momentum going, Jalli said, “In the coming days we will identify those areas in which progresses are slow and adopt suitable strategies to make the district better in all aspects of governance.” The ADP covers 112 districts of 27 states covering 14 per cent of the country’s population.