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Tag: Niti Aayog

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Niti Aayog pushes banks to pass on RBI rate cut

New Delhi: Government think tank Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday said banks are in a position to pass on interest rate cut benefits to the consumers and the industry. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had on February 7 announced a repo rate cut of 25 basis points, and so far State […]

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Opposition fires salvo at State govt over NITI Aayog's SDG report on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day after the NITI Aayog released Baseline Report of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, the Opposition political parties on Saturday criticised the State government over Odisha’s poor performance in comparison to most other states of the country. Odisha secured the 25th rank in SDG Indian Index among all the states with a […]

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Op-Ed: NITI Aayog is right: Farm loan waiver is indeed a ‘palliative’

It is competitive populism at its worst. After the newly elected Congress governments in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh announced waiver of farm loans, every political party is now jumping on to the waiver bandwagon. At the national level, the Modi government, which had resisted all pressures to write off agricultural […]

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Will consider all aspects of farm loan waiver: Odisha Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha Congress has promised to waive off farm loans in five hours if voted to power, the State government mentioned that it is not competing with other States in waiving farm loans, rather considering all aspects before moving ahead in this regard. Congress alleged that the BJD has planned […]

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Farm loan waiver just palliative, not solution: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: On Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s demand for loan waivers for farmers, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said farm loan waivers are just a palliative and not a long-term solution for the farming community. However, he said short-term measures might be required in some states that are facing real farm distress. […]

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RBI not dependent on one individual: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: Downplaying Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel’s resignation, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday said the central bank is a professional institution and is not dependent on one individual. “RBI is such a professional institution, a long standing institution that the business will continue. It’s not as if it is […]

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NITI Aayog launches 72-hour hackathon to solve problems at school

New Delhi: On the Children’s Day, the NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched a 72-hour ‘Tinkering Hackathon’ for children to come up with innovative solutions for challenges faced by them in schools, especially on quality of education and safety. The winners of the hackathon, being held jointly with the Unicef, would be announced on November 20, […]

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Paid internship for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission

New Delhi: NITI Aayog and IBM today announced a first-of-its-kind internship programme for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The internship will see 38 students receive a two-week paid internship, and 14 teachers from Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) across the length and breadth of the country including from states such as Assam, Himachal Pradesh, […]

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Politics over paddy MSP heats up as NITI Aayog seeks data from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent Jharsuguda visit expressed concerns over the fact that Odisha farmers are not getting the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce, NITI Aayog has now swung into action and sought certain crucial information from the State government. The Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Department has now […]

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Niti Aayog all praises for Odisha's economic development 

Bhubaneswar: Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajeev Kumar today praised the Odisha government for achieving growth at a rate higher than the national average. On the inaugural day of the three-day Odisha Vikash Conclave 2018, Kumar said Odisha has managed to sustain growth rate more than the national average of 6.7 percent which is indeed very […]

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OPCC Chief targets CM Naveen over utilisation of DMF fund

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD slammed the Centre for maintaining double standards in its much-hyped ‘aspirational districts’ programme, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik trained his guns on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over utilisation of the the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund for development of districts identified under the programme in the State. […]

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NITI Aayog urges Odisha not to transfer district officials frequently

Bhubaneswar: After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council a miss drawing flak from various quarters, a new controversy has surfaced over frequent transfers of collectors and officials of the districts included in the ‘aspirational districts’ programme. As per reports, NITI Aayog has asked the State government not […]

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Absence of Odisha CM in NITI Aayog meeting draws criticism

Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s absence from the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council held in New Delhi today drew flak from various quarters . While many non-BJP Chief Ministers including Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu and HD Kumaraswamy attended the meeting, CM Naveen chose to give it a miss. Instead, the Odisha government […]

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NITI Aayog governing council meeting begins in New Delhi

New Delhi: The fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog’s governing council began here on Sunday to discuss issues including measures taken to double farmers’ income, progress of flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. All state Chief Ministers except Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal […]

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NITI Aayog Recruitment 2018: Know details and apply now

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: National Institution for Transforming India has released a recruitment notification for the position of Consultant on contractual basis. NITI Aayog, on behalf of UT Administrations i.e. Andaman  &  Nicobar(A&N) and Lakshadweep is looking to engage the services  of two (2) Consultants for  Andaman & Nicobar and two(2) Consultants for Lakshadweep for the PPP […]

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Opposition fumes over Naveen's decision to skip Niti Aayog meet

Bhubaneswar: With the Centre and State already at loggerheads over several  issues, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s decision to skip the 4th Governing Council Meeting of the Niti Aayog scheduled to be held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi tomorrow has stirred a fresh political row here. While several important […]

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India suffering from worst water crisis in history: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat, the NITI Aayog has said. It also warned that the crisis was only going to get worse and by 2030, the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying […]

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NITI Aayog, Google join hands to foster AI ecosystem in India

New Delhi: NITI Aayog on Monday joined hands with Google to foster growth in India’s nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning ecosystem by working together on several initiatives in the two areas. Under the aegis of the programme, Google will train and incubate Indian AI startups in an accelerator programme. These startups will be […]

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NITI Aayog ropes in IBM to use AI in agriculture

New Delhi: The government’s policy think-tank NITI Aayog on Friday decided to partner with leading technology company IBM to develop a crop yield prediction model using artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real time advisory to farmers in “aspirational districts”. “The partnership aims to work together towards use of technology to provide insights to farmers to […]

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Centre to provide smartphones for promoting 'Poshan Abhiyaan'

The Central government on Wednesday decided to provide smartphones, instead of tablets, to Anganwadi workers to promote the “Poshan Abhiyaan” nutrition scheme, an official statement said.

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NITI Aayog launches ranking of 'aspirational districts'

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched the baseline ranking for 101 aspirational districts based on 49 indicators across several sectors including health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources. The other sectors include financial inclusion, skill development and basic infrastructure. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that a few more districts will be added […]

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Prabhari officers: Odisha to reconsider Niti Aayog’s proposal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday said that it will reconsider the Centre’s proposal to appoint ‘Prabhari (In-Charge) Officers’ in backward districts to review implementation of various welfare schemes, but with some riders. As per reports, the State has urged the Aayog to exclude Dhenkanal from the list of nine districts identified for the programme and […]

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Odisha CM reiterates demand for special category status

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated the demand for special category status to the State during a meeting with NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar at the Secretariat in Bhubaneswar. Patnaik also requested NITI Aayog to consider opening more bank branches in 4,376 unbanked panchayats in the State. Besides, he urged relaxation of […]

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'Positive' budget lays foundation for 8% growth: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: Terming it a “positive budget”, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Thursday said the 2018-19 Union Budget laid the foundation for achieving an eight per cent GDP growth rate by addressing the biggest challenges of transforming the agriculture sector and generating employment. “It is indeed a positive budget… Not only did the […]

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Dharmendra slams Odisha govt for skipping Niti Aayog meet

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government for not participating in the two-day meet convened by the Niti Aayog in New Delhi from January 4. Opposing the Centre’s move to appoint Odisha Cadre IAS officers as Prabhari (in-charge) officers in eight most backward districts of Odisha – Kalahandi, […]

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‘Upset’ Odisha to skip Niti Aayog meet at New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: A new tug of war has now ensued between Odisha and the Centre with the former deciding to skip the two-day meeting of collectors of backward districts convened by Niti Aayog to be held at New Delhi from tomorrow. Official sources said Odisha government is unhappy over the appointment of senior officers by Niti […]

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Now, Medical Graduates can't get licence to practise without 'exit' exam

New Delhi: Medical graduates willing to procure a licence to practise Indian medicine systems, including Ayurveda, may soon have to clear an exit exam, according to a proposed legislation on the lines of the health ministry’s National Medical Commission Bill. This is a part of a draft bill which seeks to create a new regulator, […]

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NITI Aayog to hire 65 more young professionals

New Delhi: As part of its measures to engage people from outside the government system to enhance its work, the NITI Aayog is hiring around 65 young professionals to assist it in the day-to-day functioning and also three other key bodies, including the recently-constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. These professionals would also […]

Techies from IIT, MCA grads should be recruited as cyber crime officials: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: Graduates with specialisation in computer sciences and technological applications especially from reputed institutions like IIT should be recruited as cyber crime investigators, a Niti Ayog report has suggested. The recommendations in “Building Smart Police: Background into the needed Police Reforms” report by the top policy making body is a part of reformative measures […]

Agri sector didn't see reforms for 25 years: NITI Aayog Member

New Delhi: NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand on Friday said while every sector of the Indian economy had undergone some sort of transformation in the last 25 years, the agriculture sector was largely ignored. “In last 25 years, particularly since the beginning of economic reforms in 1991, we have seen some sort of transformation in […]

India needs large lithium-ion battery plants for EVs push: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: India is required to set up large lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) manufacturing plants to become a global player in electric vehicles (EVs) technology market, Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat has said. As the government is looking to give a major push to use of EVs, Saraswat said the main challenge would be in […]

Need more reforms for social equality: Manmohan Singh

Bengaluru: Advocating higher growth rate, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for more economic reforms to ensure social equality with inclusive growth. “We embarked upon economic reforms to open up opportunities to the people born without social privileges. I must confess that the process is not complete. We need more such reforms and […]

Debroy to head PM's Eco Advisory Council, Bhalla, Ray members

New Delhi: The Prime Minister has constituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) to be chaired by NITI Aayog’s member Bibek Debroy for analysing economic issues and advising on them, an official statement said here on Monday. Other part-time members of the council are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Ray and Ashima Goyal. Ratan […]

Thalassemia patients demand free medicines, reservation in jobs

New Delhi: Members of the Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group on Saturday demanded free medicines for Thalassemia patients and reservation for them in government jobs. Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder due to which patients have to undergo blood transfusion every two-three weeks. the Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group, working under Thalassemics India, which is a 30-year-old […]

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NITI Aayog releases National Nutrition Strategy

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog on Tuesday released the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at bringing nutrition to the centrestage of the National Development Agenda. The strategy lays down a road-map for effective action, among both implementers and practitioners, in achieving our nutrition objectives, the planning body said in a statement. NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv […]

Rajiv Kumar takes charge as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi: Rajiv Kumar, who took over as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog on Friday, rejected criticism that demonetisation was responsible for the fall in Gross Domestic Product growth and said it cannot be blamed for that. “Demonetisation should not be seen as the reason for the fall in GDP. There was a six-week period […]

12 women awarded for 'transforming India'

New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday awarded 12 women from different parts of the country to recognise the transformational impact of their work across villages, towns and cities. “Women Transforming India Awards”, this year, to promote equal opportunity of women, received 3,000 entries from across the […]

NITI Aayog to launch 'Mentor India' campaign

New Delhi:  Aimed at engaging industry leaders to mentor students in various schools across the nation, the NITI Aayog will on Wednesday launch the “Mentor India” campaign. The mentors under the programme would guide students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs across the country set up as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission, a […]

Arvind Panagariya resigns as Niti Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi: Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he wants to quit and return to academics in the US. Panagariya, who has been on leave from Columbia University to work at the Niti Aayog, said in his letter that his leave was due to expire on August […]

India likely to clock 7.5% growth this fiscal: Panagariya

New York: India is likely to clock a 7.5 per cent economic growth in the current fiscal, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has said, even as he acknowledged that creation of “good jobs” in the country remains a big challenge. “For the current fiscal year of 2017-18, I expect that we will be back […]

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