Need to focus on agriculture, water resources, financial inclusion and skill development: Study

Government needs to focus on areas such as agriculture, water resources, financial inclusion and skill development under the aspirational district programme, a study assessing the impact of the aspirational district programme has suggested.

While maximum districts out of 112 districts under the programme have achieved nearly 70% of their targets under the health and education sectors, agriculture and financial inclusion are the main areas of concern for most aspirational districts as their average scores lie farthest away from the frontier. “Most of the districts are 40-90% away from their targets,” the study has found.

According to the study, in health and nutrition the economic impact of reducing severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children is felt through the effects on productivity and lifetime learning. “The overall economic impact for all the states (only looking at aspirational districts) of reducing SAM is estimated to be a mammoth Rs 1.43 lakh crore,” the

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Future Skills, Resilience, Diversity & Inclusion to Enable Organizations to Growth at 2020 India Edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky(R)

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Future skills, resilience, diversity & inclusion would take centre stage at the upcoming 2020 India Edition of House of Rose Professional’s Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women, to be held virtually on Sept 16, 2020.

In keeping with the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) times, the summit will focus on best practices for leadership, diversity & inclusion and success that will help organizations and their leadership to steer their businesses through these challenging times and back to growth. The summit will be led by a field of top speakers including Christina Ruggiero, CEO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd; Sam Balsara, Chairman, Madison world;  Dr Lisa Coleman, SVP – Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, New York University; Kaushik Mitra, VP and CFO, PepsiCo India, Richa Arora,

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