Aspirational District review aims to make West Sikkim best district in India

Aspirational District review aims to make West Sikkim best district in India
Wed, Jul 10, 2019

GEYZING,(IPR): The review meeting for NITI Aayog initiative of transforming Aspirational District was held today here at the West District zilla panchayat conference hall, Kyongsha, West Sikkim.
The programme was chaired by DC West Karma R. Bonpo along with SDM(HQ) Tushar G. Nikhare, HoDs of all line departments of the district and local NGOs.
Addressing the officers, the DC urged that the departments involved to pick up the pace and start to progress towards the improvement of the indicators of Aspirational District in West Sikkim. He stated that the ranking of the districts changes every day and to meet the target set up he requested officers concerned to review progress on regular basis at departmental level and ensure submission of data to be entered into the portal should be timely checked and reviewed with utmost responsibility by the designated officers of the department. He suggested the Health department, HRD department and ICDS to put some works collectively and in convergence to make an overall development and good results.
He advised the officers to keep proper records and work with full enthuse. He urged the officers present to understand the gravity of the situation and work hand in hand with each other for making West Sikkim the number one district of India. He stated that the West District has an opportunity to work for the future of the district and to showcase their talents and efficiency.
The DC further informed about the upcoming important meeting with chief secretary and asked the district departments to put requests for manpower shortages and innovative projects which they want to execute. He said that top performing districts win handsome rewards and there's no reason why West Sikkim cannot win it. He applauded the efforts put in by health department and has asked other dept to follow up on the lead of health department.
The SDM (HQ) also briefed the gathering under similar lines and urged the departments to focus more on the programs of the Aspirational District and act promptly.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi