Tag: NITI Aayog

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  • Wash your hands, sure, but where’s the water?

    Wash your hands, sure, but where’s the water?

    On 1 April 2020, a week into the country- wide lockdown, India recorded a staggering one-day increase of 400 cases of Covid-19.

    April 5, 2020
  • RBI allows 3-month moratorium on EMIs of all term loans; NITI Aayog chief lauds move

    RBI allows 3-month moratorium on EMIs of all term loans; NITI Aayog chief lauds move

    The RBI made it clear that this will not affect the credit history of people and neither will it let to asset classification.

    March 27, 2020
  • 21st-century India needs a pragmatic water policy

    21st-century India needs a pragmatic water policy

    Last but most important, the success of any policy depends on its implementation phase which again depends on the health of multiple agencies transforming the policy goals into reality.

    February 24, 2020
  • The Saturday Interview | Tax cuts could be game-changer

    The Saturday Interview | Tax cuts could be game-changer

    Co-founder and managing director of the diversified Hiranandani Group, Niranjan Hiranandani last month took over as the new president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

    January 25, 2020
  • Niti Ayog member justifies internet ban in J-K

    Niti Ayog member justifies internet ban in J-K

    'What difference does it make if there's no internet there? What do you watch on internet there? What e-tailing is happening there? Besides watching dirty films, you do nothing there,' VK Saraswat said.

    January 19, 2020
  • PM Modi meets economists on growth, jobs, $5 trillion economy

    PM Modi meets economists on growth, jobs, $5 trillion economy

    The meeting assumes important as the government is in the process of formulating Budget proposals for 2020-21.

    January 9, 2020
  • Poor Economics

    Poor Economics

    India is one of the 193 countries that have pledged to alleviate poverty, hunger and gender inequality by 2030.

    January 3, 2020
  • Kerala, Chandigarh top Niti Aayog’s sustainable development goals index

    Kerala, Chandigarh top Niti Aayog’s sustainable development goals index

    Niti Aayog's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2019 evaluates the progress of States and Union Territories on social, economic, and environmental parameters

    December 31, 2019
  • Niti Aayog’s Ramesh Chand bats for 2 GST slabs, says rates should be revised annually

    Niti Aayog’s Ramesh Chand bats for 2 GST slabs, says rates should be revised annually

    "It has become tendency of every sector to ask for lower GST. I feel GST issues are much larger than asking for rates," Chand said.

    December 25, 2019
  • Perilous path

    Perilous path

    The increase in wealth did not lead to any appreciable improvement in our ranking in the Global Hunger Index which would indicate that "trickle-down economics" is not working in our case; the lot of the poor does not seem to be improving while the rich are definitely getting richer. The inescapable conclusion is that better and leak-proof implementation of poverty alleviation programmes and more direct interventions to end poverty and hunger are needed.

    October 23, 2019
  • 71 ex-bureaucrats write to PM Modi over prosecution of 4 former officers in INX Media case

    71 ex-bureaucrats write to PM Modi over prosecution of 4 former officers in INX Media case

    They demanded that there should be a reasonable period of time after which files should not be reopened.

    October 5, 2019
  • Wooing the Corporates

    Wooing the Corporates

    The present economic downturn could probably have been handled better if the Government had decided to invest at least part of the Rs 1,45,000 crore of the foregone tax revenues in rural infrastructure and jobs because corporates have deep pockets and easy access to credit and make investment decisions at only the right moment whereas poorer sections of society are likely to spend any extra money quickly either in income generating activities or in consumption.

    October 1, 2019
  • Govt constitutes task force to identify Infra projects worth 100 lakh crore

    Govt constitutes task force to identify Infra projects worth 100 lakh crore

    The task force will comprise secretaries from different ministries, other senior officials and Niti Aayog CEO. It will identify technically feasible and financially or economically viable infrastructure projects that can be initiated in FY2019-20. This also lists the projects that can be included in the pipeline for each of the remaining five years between FY2021-25.

    September 7, 2019
  • Bihar man had three government jobs at same time for 30 years

    Bihar man had three government jobs at same time for 30 years

    What is even strange is that the man continued to mark his attendance in the three different departments and availed time-bound promotions for over 30 years but the government didn’t get any inkling about his act.

    August 24, 2019
  • ‘Unprecedented in 70 years’, says NITI Aayog VC, urges Govt to take steps to tackle liquidity crisis

    ‘Unprecedented in 70 years’, says NITI Aayog VC, urges Govt to take steps to tackle liquidity crisis

    On the issue of delay in payments by the government to the private sector in lieu of goods and services availed from them, Kumar said this could be one of the reasons for the slowdown.

    August 23, 2019
  • Communities have role in water management

    Communities have role in water management

    The quality of water supplied to the people cannot be ensured because quality assurance checks are lacking in cities and rural areas Where piped water is available, all users practically dependent on this source despite availability of other protected sources such as public tube well and deep well which are also fit for drinking purpose.

    July 31, 2019
  • WhatsApp teams up with Niti Aayog to help women entrepreneurs

    WhatsApp teams up with Niti Aayog to help women entrepreneurs

    Under this partnership, WhatsApp, in collaboration with Niti Aayog, will announce an annual calendar of events aimed at capacity building of the women entrepreneurs and evolve specific programmes aimed at addressing challenges being faced by women entrepreneurs.

    July 25, 2019