NEW DELHI: The Niti Aayog has taken steps in several sectors for an overall and balanced regional development of the northeastern states. The policy think tank of the Centre has recommended the release of one-time special assistance to Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura for the areas covered under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution during the 12th Five Year Plan period.
In its year-ender report, Niti Aayog said that India Energy Security Scenario (IESS), 2047 was revamped in 2015 and was used to determine INDC targets. Niti Aayog also supported Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Assam for the “Development of State Energy Calculator”.
Niti Aayog of launched SATH that aims at initiating transformation in two key social sectors—education and health – by hand-holding states towards improving their social sector indicators and providing technical support over three years.
A major school consolidation and integration programme have been initiated with over 26,000 schools merged for better efficiencies and utilization of resources. Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka were selected to improve their healthcare delivery and key health indicators.
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