Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyan: Aspirational Districts
Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Policies and interventions; Health
- Recently, NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation launched ‘Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyan’ in 112 aspirational districts.
- Objective: To assist the administration in providing home care support to Covid-19 patients, who are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
- Most of these districts are in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra.
- The campaign is a part of a special initiative – Aspirational Districts Collaborative.
- Local leaders, civil societies and volunteers work with the district administrations to address emerging issues of the Aspirational Districts Programme.
Important value additions
‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ Programme (TADP)
- It was launched in January 2018.
- Aspirational Districts are those 112 districts in India that are affected by poor socio-economic indicators.
- It is carried out by the state governments
- Objective: To monitor the real-time progress of aspirational districts.
- Core Principles:
- Convergence (of Central & State Schemes) which brings together the horizontal and vertical tiers of the government.
- Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’ Officers & District Collectors) which enables impactful partnerships between government, market and civil society.
- Competition among districts driven by a spirit of the mass movement fosters accountability on district governments.