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Piramal Foundation partners with NITI Aayog to Transform 25 Aspirational Districts

June 07, 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for a holistic approach to balanced development across the country, through effective implementation of government schemes in the Aspirational Districts, is expected to lead to an overall improvement in the Human Development Index.  For this, it is imperative that all section of society come together and development in these districts turns into a mass movement.

Earlier this year, NITI Aayog ranked 115 Aspirational Districts selected by the Government on 6 socio-economic parameters, pertaining to Health & Nutrition, Education, Financial Inclusion and Skill Development, Agriculture and Water Resources and Basic infrastructure. NITI Aayog has highlighted multiple challenges across indicators that need to be disentangled, in order to transform these aspirational districts across states in India.

NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation signed a Statement of Intent on March 20, 2018, to work closely with the District Collectors and Key officers to support the “Transformation of Aspirational Districts”.

Education: Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership collaborates with NITI Aayog to work closely with district, state and other key agencies to:

  • Improve student learning outcome

  • Improve enrolment in public schools

  • Drive behaviour change in the public education system

Healthcare & Nutrition: Piramal Swasthya partners with NITI Aayog to work closely with district, state and other key agencies to:

  • Improve maternal health

  • Improve child health

  • Improve the nutritional status of children and antenatal & neonatal mothers

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