Aspirational Block Programme

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  • January 11, 2023
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In News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the government’s Aspirational Block Programme (ABP), The ABP was launched during the 2nd National Conference of Chief Secretaries

Aspirational Block Programme (ABP):


  • Improving performance of blocks lagging on various development parameters.
  • Development of both physical and social infrastructure along with a focus on the enhancement of cyber security.


  • The Aspirational Blocks Programme is on the lines of the Aspirational District Programme.
  • It was announced in the Union Budget 2022-23.
  • The programme will cover 500 districts across 31 states and Union Territories initially.
  • Over half of these blocks are in 6 states—Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal.

Aspirational District Programme (ADP):

  • Launched in 2018
  • It aims to quickly and effectively transform 112 most under-developed districts across the country.
  • The program is anchored by NITI Aayog at the Government of India level.
  • The broad contours of the programme are Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (of Central, State level Nodal Officers & District Collectors), and Competition among districts through monthly delta ranking; all driven by a mass movement.
  • With States as the main drivers, this program focuses on the strength of each district, identifying low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement and measuring progress by ranking districts on a monthly basis.
  • The ranking is based on the incremental progress made across 49 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) under 5 broad socio-economic themes – Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development and Infrastructure.
  • Champions of Change Dashboard is used for rankings.
  • The Government is committed to raising the living standards of its citizens and ensuring inclusive growth for all – “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas aur Sabka Vishwas”.
  • The Aspirational Districts Programme essentially is aimed at localizing Sustainable Development Goals, leading to the progress of the nation.

Source: Indian express

Previous Year Question

Q.1) The endeavour of ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana’ Programme is (2012)

  1. to promote institutional deliveries
  2. to provide monetary assistance to the mother to meet the cost of delivery.
  3. to provide for wage loss due to pregnancy and confinement

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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