West Sikkim ranks 2nd amongst Aspirational Districts in India


Gyalshing, 02 Jul:

West Sikkim has secured second position amongst 115 Aspirational Districts in India in the first delta ranking released by NITI Aayog.

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under the aegis of NITI Aayog, the Transformation of Aspirational District Programme aims at overhauling the face of districts in five sectors namely health & nutrition, education, agriculture & allied areas, basic infrastructure and financial inclusion & skill development.

West Sikkim showed tremendous progress especially in health, nutrition and agriculture sectors with the District Administration continuously monitoring the progress through review meetings and appointment of nodal officers, instituting awards for hard-working employees, etc.

The West District Administration has expressed gratitude to the State Government for extending all required help and support to the people of the district and has congratulated former District Collector, Kapil Meena, officials and the dedicated staff for the achievement.

Following the same, a review meeting of NITI Aayog Aspirational District was held at the conference hall of the District Administration Center in Gyalshing, West Sikkim today. The meeting was presided over by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, Dr Bala Prasad, along with DC West, Dr AB Karki, and other officials.

Similarly, a meeting of the Panchayat presidents of West District with Dr Prasad and Zilla Panchayat in the presence of Dr Karki, Additional District Collector [Development],Gyalshing, Surat K Gurung, ADC [Dev], Soreng, Gayas Pegha, and all the Block Development Officers of West district was conducted at the Zilla Bhawan.

During the meeting, Dr Prasad explained the detailed aspects of Seven Flagship under Aspirational District. He urged the PRI members to actively come forward and take part in providing all the basic facilities to the needy people of their respective villages. He urged all the participants to contribute their part in connecting the rural people with the Seven Flagship Schemes to enhance the living standard of the rural people.