The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured to convene a meeting with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to accelerate development in eight most backward districts of the State.
Singh said he will visit all the districts thereupon to review the implementation of the District Action Plan.
The eight districts in Uttar Pradesh are among those 115 backward districts across the country picked up by the NITI Aayog for rapid transformation by 2022.
The eight districts are Bahraich, Balrampur, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar and Sonbhadra and for each of the Districts, a senior official in the rank of Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary has been nominated as Prabhari Officer.
Most of the districts lacked infrastructure, said, officers.
The 115 backward districts have been allotted to various nodal Central Ministries for real-time monitoring and ranking. MHA has been delegated responsibility in respect of 35 Left Wing Extremism affected districts.
Prabhari Officers of the eight districts and Senior Officers of MHA and NITI Aayog attended the meeting.