No acche din yet for NDA-ruled states, finds NITI Aayog study

Releasing the first "delta ranking" of the most backward districts in the country NITI Aayog said that the purpose of the ranking is to spur a sense of competition among them.

Published: 29th June 2018 08:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2018 04:12 AM   |  A+A-

A view of the Yojana Bhawan, NITI Ayog office (PTI File Photo)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: NDA-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand have a long way to go to find Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promised acche din with the official think tank Niti Aayog finding Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand under-performing on social indicators.

The latest ranking report on health and education among the aspirational districts released by NITI Aayog has listed the industrial city of Dahod in Gujarat at the top but ranking districts of the NDA ruled states at the bottom, while Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu have been shown to have made most of the progress.

The first delta ranking of the aspirational districts has listed Dahod (Gujarat), West Sikkim, Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh), and Y.S.R (Andhra Pradesh) as top five who have made most of the progress on improving performances on education and health.

In contrast, while Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir earned the least progress made tag, nine worst performing districts in the NITI Aayog list came from the NDA ruled states of Bihar, UP, Jharkhand, and Chattishgarh. Begusarai, Banka, and Khagaria from Bihar were among the worst performing districts in the state where the NDA has been in power for 13 years under the leadership of the chief minister Nitish Kumar.

The BJP ruled Jharkhand's Simdega and Ranchi too were at the bottom of the list, which seeks to measure the performance of the state government in filling the gaps to improve access to education and health.Also, Chhatishgarh, where the BJP has been power for about 14 years too, was rapped by the NITI Aayog for worst performance, as Maoist hit Sukma found mention in the bottom 10 list.

Bhoopalpalli in Telangana, which was ranked 100th in baseline ranking on health and nutrition jumped to fourth position in the list for best performance in pre and post natal care. Additionally, the five worst performing districts in the ranking for progress on improving educational infrastructure also came from the NDA ruled states of UP (Chitrakoot and Balrampur) and Bihar (Nawada, Khagaria, and Purnia).

The best five performing districts for education infrastructure were from Andhra Pradesh (Vizianagaram, Y.S.R, and Visakhapatnam), Gujarat (Dahod), and Bihar (Aurangabad).

Incidentally, the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had reportedly blamed the BIMARU states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, UP for holding back India's development, which had invited a strong rebuttal from the MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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  • Muthu Salem

    Mr Amithabkant of Nidhi Aayok ranked the BJP ruled states will not reach Aachi Di n" within the 15 years If the Parameter is taken Lynching of Thaliths by cow vigilants and Kathuva Rape aUpRspe etc India ???????? would be at the bottom rank The farmers are illiterates and these farmers are asked to join 22000 e markets to double the. farmers income Talking high of the achievement is no good as the GDP is only 7.4 according to the PM How the PM is going to double the Farmers income when the central Government is planning to destroy the agricultural land for the formation of eight ways road between Salemand Madras?????
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