Agartala, Jan 22, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk/PIB
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made reference to the exemplary advancement of the Dhalai district of Tripura in pushing up the institutional delivery.
While interacting with the DMs of various districts across the country on the implementation of key government schemes via video conference on Saturday, PM Modi referred to the instance of the Aspirational district of Tripura – Dhalai’s success in improving the institutional delivery from 40-45 percent to 90 percent.
Mentioning other such achievements in the country, he said, “in all these success stories, there are many new things to be learned for the administration of the whole country, there are also many new lessons”.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb along with other Chief Ministers attended the Video Conference. Deb said, “The PM reviewed the performance of various ongoing projects & directed the officials to achieve the saturation of schemes at mission mode in collaboration with all stakeholders”. Principal secretary JK Sinha also attended the Video conference today.
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The DMs shared their experience which has led to improvement of the performance of their districts on a host of indicators. The Prime Minister sought direct feedback from them about the key steps taken by them which have resulted in success in the districts, and about the challenges faced by them in this endeavour. He also asked them about how working under the aspirational districts programme has been different from their work done earlier.
The Prime Minister stressed that for development in aspirational districts, a direct and emotional connection between the administration and the public is very important - A sort of 'top to bottom' and 'bottom to top' flow of governance. An important aspect of this campaign is technology and innovation, he said. The Prime Minister also mentioned districts where excellent results have been obtained by the use of technology and innovation in the fields like malnutrition, clean drinking water and vaccination.
The Prime Minister noted that convergence is a major reason for the country’s success in the aspirational districts. All resources are the same, government machinery is the same, officials are the same but the results are different. Seeing the entire district as a unit enables the officer to feel the enormity of her efforts and give a sense of purpose of life and satisfaction of bringing meaningful change.