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    Assam’s Darrang ranked as the best performing Aspirational district in the North East

    Published on February 25, 2020

    by Mayukh Goswami

    Mangaldai:  In a very encouraging news for the officials, staff and agencies serving Darrang district for improvement of various Aspiration parameters including health, education nutrition etc, Darrang has been rated as the best performing district among the all fourteen Aspirational districts of the North East. This was announced in the three day conclave of Sustainable Development Goals 2020 organised jointly by NITI Aayog and North Eastern Council at Guwahati since Monday. The achievement came following the monitoring of the performances by the competent authority during the period from March 2018 to December 2019. Darrang as announced in the inaugural session of the conclave has emerged as the best performing district with an aggregate improvement of 47.8%. In the education sector the the district stated to have recorded an improvement of 46% followed by Barpeta with 43%. Apart from Darrang, two other districts which have shown an aggregate of above 40% performance improvement included Barpeta and Goalpara. In addition to these three Aspirational districts of the State the Dhubri district has recorded significant improvements both in financial inclusion and skill development sectors. It may be mentioned here that Sustainable Development Goals is an UNDP mandated program. The inaugural day of the conclave was attended by most of the Chief Ministers of the North East or their representatives, DoNER Minister, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog and UN resident coordinator of India among others. Meanwhile CEO of NITI Aayog has tweeted the achievement of Darrang and also congratulates Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for taking up measures for showing improvements in the said Aspirational districts. On being approached by this Correspondent of APN to know his the quick reaction on the remarkable recognition for the district, Darrang Deputy Commissioner, Ghanshyam Dass has termed the achievement as the outcome of the hardwork of the entire team working in the district. ” It is a great achievement for the district and it has been possible only because of the hard works of the team.”, an overwhelming Deputy Commissioner Dass opined.