Tag: Niti Aayog

3 large Hindi-speaking states have high fertility rates: UNFPA

There is a stark contrast between the fertility rates of the three largest Hindi-speaking states and six non-Hindi-speaking states even as India was nearing the population replacement level of fertility, a UN report shows. “Although average total fertility (rate) for the whole country is 2.3 births per woman, it is[Read More…]

Law and order situation shameful in Bihar: Tejashwi

Tejashwi Yadav slams NITI Aayog chief over Bihar remark

Patna: Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday slammed NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s statement blaming the state for India’s backwardness, saying the remark has exposed the mindset of “babus” in the Modi-led government. “Bihar and Bihari’s pay equal taxes, contribute equally or more to governance and nation-building. Bihar gave 33[Read More…]

Rajiv Kumar takes over as vice-chairman of Niti Aayog

Renowned economist, Rajiv Kumar on Friday took over as the vice-chairman of government think tank Niti Aayog. Kumar replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist. Panagariya left the think tank on Thursday to return to academic world. Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and holds[Read More…]

PM Modi congratulates Bharat Ratna Awardees

PM Modi praises Arvind Panagariya’s work at Niti Aayog

The Prime Minister on Tuesday commended Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya for his leadership and wished him the best for his future. Speaking at Niti Aayog’s “Champions of Change” programme, Modi said the nation will remember Panagariya’s service at the helm of the organisation which replaced the erstwhile Planning Commission.[Read More…]

Budget 2019: Govt woos farmers, announces Rs 6000 a year under PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi

Only 10% farmer benefit from loan waiver: NITI Aayog

Government think-tank NITI Aayog said that even as states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka announced loan waiver to farmers, it barely helps just 10% of those in need. According to Hindustan Times reports, pitching for “targeted relief rather than blanket loan waivers”, Prof Ramesh Chand, a member at the[Read More…]

31.1 lakh new job created between Sep 17-Feb 18, says Niti Ayog

Unemployment is the lesser of India’s problems: NITI Aayog

While the opposition has criticised the Modi government for rising unemployment in the country; government policy think-tank NITI Aayog said in a report that not unemployment but “severe underemployment” is a more serious problem for India. In its draft action report that covers fiscal 2018 to 2020, the NITI Aayog[Read More…]

Maharashtra most farmer friendly state, says NITI Aayog Index

According to NITI Aayog index on reforms in the farm sector, Maharashtra topped as the most farmer friendly state in the country followed by Gujarat and Rajasthan. “The state of Maharashtra achieves first rank in implementation of various reforms. The state has implemented most of the marketing reforms and it[Read More…]

Niti Aayog suggests doing away with Rail Budget

The NDA government is seeking the opinion of the railway ministry on scrapping presentation of the annual Railway Budget. In a 20-page note to the Prime Minister’s Office, Niti Aayog argued the exercise has failed to come of any use to the sector and has become a “mechanism to announce[Read More…]

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