PM pitches for development of weaker districts


Modi and Teodoro Mbasogo, the President of Equatorial Guinea, exchanged views on cooperation in trade and investment, renewable energy, developmental assistance and global forums while with the Niger President Issoufou Mahamadou, the prime minister discussed ways to enhance ties in the areas of climate change, capacity building and developmental cooperation.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, Officials said the conference will hold discussions on how women help in the development work being done for the country where ideas on projects and plans can be debated.

Recalling that icons like Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar and Sardar Patel sat in the Central Hall of Parliament to prepare the Constitution, he likened the lawmakers' presence in the hall today to a pilgrimage and pitched for development. He urged all legislators to work together to make them "forward districts"."Working on aspirational districts will improve India's standing in HDI, fulfilling our aim of social justice", Modi said.

"We don't have to do a competition of backwards but of forwards", he said.

Mr. Modi also called for posting young officers with a sense of goal as district magistrates in these places.

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He said development in 115 aspirational district was social justice.

He said that within a state one district surges ahead of the other despite having similar resource allocation.

He said it was now essential to identify the areas where these districts need improvement and then address the shortcomings so that they can come at par with best performing districts. Several senior ministers and leaders of several parties were also present. We need to work in mission mode and bring about positive change.

Underlining the importance of good governance, the Prime Minister said his experience showed that MNREGA, the rural employment guarantee scheme, has been used less effectively in more poor places and more effectively in richer regions because of good governance in the latter.