Tag: NITI Aayog

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  • 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
  • India’s GDP to see 8 per cent plus growth from FY 2020-21 onwards: NITI Aayog VC

    India’s GDP to see 8 per cent plus growth from FY 2020-21 onwards: NITI Aayog VC

    Kumar attributed the expectation in growth to the structural reforms undertaken by the government of India like the Goods and Services Tax, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

    July 22, 2019
  • The scarce essential

    The scarce essential

    It has been indicated that 600 million Indians face ‘high to extreme‘ water stress. The situation will only worsen in the days to come. Thus, we are virtually sitting on a ticking time-bomb in the form of a potential health emergency waiting to unfold. Poor state regulation and gross mismanagement over the years by our water managers have resulted in our rivers and water systems being heavily contaminated by solid waste.

    July 22, 2019
  • Mismatched Maths

    Mismatched Maths

    Regrettably, post budget, not even the otherwise included Indian is happy about the economy, especially since, by July 10, some $ 30 billion had been wiped off Indian stocks.

    July 15, 2019
  • The scarce commodity

    The scarce commodity

    Niti Aayog's recent report on water is the latest warning about the dwindling of the supply and availability of water in the country and the scary situation it is headed for. The crisis is already here. About 60 crore people ~ nearly half of the population ~ and most cities are facing water shortage. The situation in 21 major cities will be extremely critical by 2020 and, in 10 years, the available supply may meet only half of the demand. It is not just a problem of availability.

    July 15, 2019
  • ‘Neighbour’ blocking foreign funds for Arunachal flood protection schemes, says CM Khandu

    ‘Neighbour’ blocking foreign funds for Arunachal flood protection schemes, says CM Khandu

    Although Khandu did not take China's name, the reference was obvious as Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,080-km long border with China.

    July 10, 2019
  • Gold industry groans under hike in import duty

    Gold industry groans under hike in import duty

    In view of the critical role played by gold industry in supporting economic growth and jobs creation besides exports, he urged the government to reconsider the move.

    July 5, 2019
  • CPI-M opposes privatization of Indian Railways

    CPI-M opposes privatization of Indian Railways

    According to an action plan proposed by the Railway Ministry, private passenger trains will be operated within 100 days, said the editorial of their journal 'People's Democracy'.

    July 4, 2019
  • For single women, policy benefit is still a far cry

    For single women, policy benefit is still a far cry

    The first and foremost demand of the single women forum is to include the name of every woman (involved in farming) in the revenue documents at the time of marriage.

    June 27, 2019
  • Prognosis & Cure

    Prognosis & Cure

    This is not to forget the death of 116 children in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district due to the undiagnosed outbreak of an affliction called acute encephalitis syndrome (AES).

    June 27, 2019