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Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme

Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme is a massive collaborative initiative cutting across sectors from both government as well as non-government development partners. The crux of the engagement lies in converging existing schemes and resources available with public administration to improve development outcomes in the most backward districts of the country. Across 5 sectors, 49 key indicators have been identified and monitored in real-time through a data dashboard anchored by NITI Aayog. The dash board ranks the districts enabling them to track progress as well as instilling their aspiration from becoming States’ best to Nation’s best.…Read more
The hope of this ambitious engagement is to bring a dramatic change in the Human Development Index of these districts, in tune with the country’s aspiration to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.Read less

MHA-TT Partnership for LWE Districts

The Ministry of Home Affairs has been designated as the nodal Ministry to coordinate and ensure development activities in the 35 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts identified by NITI Aayog for the Aspirational Districts programme. …Read more Ministry of Home Affairs and Tata Trusts have jointly agreed to implement the Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme in 35 LWE districts across 7 states. The support from Tata Trusts includes (a) placement of Fellows as techno-managerial resources to the districts for implementation as well as (b) provision of technical resources in the states and MHA. Read less

The TADP Strategy

The broad contours of the programme are Convergence (of Central & State Schemes), Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’ Officers & District Collectors), and Competition among districts driven by a spirit of mass Movement.…Read more With States as the main drivers, this program will focus on the strength of each district, identify low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement, measure progress, and rank districts. Districts are aspiring to first catch-up with the best district within their State, and subsequently aspire to become one of the best in the country, by competing with, and learning from others in the spirit of competitive & cooperative federalism Read less

TADP Focus Area

Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture & Water Resources, Financial Inclusion & Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure are this programme’s core areas of focus.

Key performance indicators have been chosen to measure the progress of the districts.

The weightage of core Thematic Areas


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Aspirational District Fellowship

Aspirational District Fellowship has been jointly conceptualized to provide dedicated professional support to District Administration, especially, to help the administration in effective planning, implementation and monitoring of initiatives under Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme. …Read more

The Fellowship is founded on the spirit of service and nation building, imparted by mobilising motivated, young professionals. The Fellowship creates mechanism to find such professionals and provide them an opportunity to work with people in identified Aspirational Districts. It is hopeful that by virtue of their expertise ,motivation and with the support from Tata Trusts, these youth can support the district administration in transformation initiatives. The Fellows will be supported in bringing innovations and best practices from Tata Trusts and associate’s work on village transformation, data driven governance, public system delivery improvements, health & nutrition and education realms.Read less

The Game Changer

TADP in Action

Featured Fellows

Aspirational Fellowship has been jointly conceptualized to provide dedicated professional support to District Administration, specifically, to help the administration in effective planning, implementation and monitoring of initiatives under Transforming Aspirational Districts Programme.

Biswambarnath Naik

Simdega, Jharkhand

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Satwik Mishra

Simdega, Jharkhand

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Ashish Kumar

Chatra, Jharkhand

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Neelesh Bhattacharya

Chatra, Jharkhand

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Success Stories

Dakshana Entrance Test

To provide bright students of government schools from weak financial background a platform to succeed in competitive exams such as IIT-JEE, NEET, AIEEE etc.

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Success Stories

Suposhit Bastar Abhiyan

There is a strong association between anaemia and malaria and these diseases were quite common in Bastar district. State Government has declared the entire Bastar division as a high burden area in case of malnutrition after completing the Wajan Tihwar among the children in Anganwadi centers in March 2017

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Success Stories

Professional Learning Communities Bastar

Poor teaching had been observed in various upper primary schools in Bastar of Chattisgarh state. The problem in many of the upper primary schools was that teachers were not able the deliver their subject part effectively one of the main reason for which was the scarcity of subject wise teacher in district.

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