Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyan: Aspirational Districts

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  • June 10, 2021
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Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyan: Aspirational Districts

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Policies and interventions; Health

In news

  • 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.

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