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NITI Aayog’s TAD Program

Helping Niti Aayog to transform aspirational districts

In course of Niti Aayog’s “Transformation of Aspirational District Program (TAD)” under the leadership of Tata Trusts, 117 districts across 28 states based on a set of indicators have been identified. A digital app is used to conduct quarterly surveys in those districts to give information on the strength of each district, identify low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement, measure progress and rank the districts. FREND is collecting primary data in 85 of the districts with the help of its network of digitally-empowered changemakers. Based on the data collected, Niti Aayog plans to provide better resources and allocation for the aspirational districts.


85 districts impacted

85,680 households expected to be covered

Generated monthly income of 4,500 INR per Saathi

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