Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Aspirational Districts from Kerala and Maharashtra

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2021 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 8 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Rudrank Singh
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Rudrank Singh, "Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Aspirational Districts from Kerala and Maharashtra," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 8,  no. 6, pp. 23-38, 2021. Crossref,


The COVID-19 pandemic is the most damaging crisis humanity has faced in recent times. It has undoubtedly left its mark on the world, and its impact will be felt for decades in the future. This impact has not yet been documented in-depth, particularly the effects on health and education in India. The present study explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the development of health & nutrition as well as education facilities in the most affected districts of the Aspirational District Programme. Two states were identified with the highest overall amounts of covid cases and identified a total of 5 aspirational districts within them. The results showed a general growth in health indicators for most districts, although certain districts in Maharashtra, like Gadchiroli, showed decreases at times. There was a lot of missing data for education indicators, possibly due to the pandemic, which made it hard to draw a conclusion on the growth of education during the pandemic. The pandemic is a definite cause for the lack of data for the education sector. However, in some indicators, the complete absence of data precedes the pandemic, indicating a larger problem is the monitoring of the programme.


Aspirational Districts Programme, Champions of Change, COVID-19, NITI Aayog, Pandemic


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