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Amitabh Kant News
Growing at 9-10 pct challenge for India: Kant Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh
Sat, May 19, 2018
Growing at a 9-10 per cent rate in the next 30 years is a challenge for India which is expanding at 7.5 per cent per annum, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said today. He was speaking at an event organised by Niti Aayog with French investors. On startups, he said, the country has created one of the finest startup ecosystems in the world and these ventures are doing extremely well here
Niti Aayog making new list of sick PSUs for divestment: Amitabh Kant
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
The 2017-18 Budget had set the target of disinvestment in public sector units at Rs 72,500 crore.
Toyota seeks calibrated taxation, equal treatment for all technologies
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Technology agnostic approach implies that a company is unbiased towards using any specific technologies to solve its business problems.
Government to give incentives to boost electric vehicles
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
The government would support manufacturing and selling of electric vehicles (EVs) by giving incentives such as lower road taxes so that the automobile sector continues to play a major role in India's GDP and job creation, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said today.
India would be in top 50 in World Banks' biz rankings in 2 years: Kant
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has expressed hope that India would be among the top 50 nations in the global ease of doing business ranking within two years due to the reforms being carried out by the Modi government.
Niti Aayog CEO 'Amitabh Kant' said MSMEs playing great role in job creation
Sun, May 14, 2017
Niti Aayog CEO 'Amitabh Kant' said MSMEs playing great role in job creation. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.
ATMs, Credit, debit cards set to disappear: Niti Aayog CEO
Sat, Apr 01, 2017
He attributed this to Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Justin Trudeau "connecting well" with each other.
IDFC Bank launches Aadhaar Pay; here's how biometric-based app works
Wed, Mar 08, 2017
Kant is part of the chief ministers committee that will lay out a road map for implementation of digital payments over the next one year.
Digital payments app BHIM crosses 17 million downloads,says NITI Aayog's CEO Amitabh Kant
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Digital payments app BHIM has crossed 17 million downloads so far NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Tuesday.
Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick landed in India without a visa
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Uber co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick had to encounter a "scary situation" on his arrival in India as he found himself "without a visa" and it was only a high-level intervention that saved him from being deported.
Cess on cash handling, levy on digital payments minimal, says Amitabh Kant
Sat, Dec 17, 2016
Cash shortage following the demonetisation of high value currency notes will end by mid-January, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday while hinting that cash handling would be dearer in future by way of a cess.
Govt announces 'Christmas Gift' of Rs 340 crore to spur digital payments
Thu, Dec 15, 2016
Amitabh Kant announced schemes which incentivise transactions as small as Rs 50 to Rs 3,000 to encourage digital payments.
Need to find sustainable ways to address India-China trade imbalance: Arvind Panagariya
Fri, Oct 07, 2016
In an attempt to strengthen trade flows between India and China, NITI Aayog's vice chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Friday that there is a need to find sustainable ways to correct large imbalance in the bilateral trade flows.
India can save Rs 70,000 crore in five years by reducing cash transactions
Wed, Oct 05, 2016
Today, less than 5% of India’s Rs 75 lakh crores ($1,114.4 billion) consumption expenditure is made using digital payments.
Entrepreneurial spirit needed in society to achieve 9-10% growth: Amitabh Kant
Mon, Sep 19, 2016
The country needs to inculcate an "entrepreneurial spirit" in society to achieve 9 to 10% growth rate and expedite the process of scrapping unnecessary regulations to further improve ease of doing business, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said in Mumbai on Monday.
Govt working overtime to implement GST by April 1: Cabinet Secretary
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Terming GST reform as a "game changer", Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on Saturday said the government is working "overtime" to implement the indirect tax regime from April 1 next year.
Govt likely to frame single policy for retail, FMCG & e-commerce: Amitabh Kant
Thu, Sep 01, 2016
The Government of India is likely to frame single policy for retail, FMCG and e-commerce sector in order to create level-playing field for all stakeholders, said NITI Aayog's chief on Thursday.
Disinvestment: Strategic sale in 16 public sector companies possible this year
Mon, Jul 11, 2016
Moreover, last week, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog presented a road map on government's disinvestment plan.
India needs to seal FTA with EU even if it has to compromise: Amitabh Kant
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
"It is better to compromise on wine and cheese and on large vehicles to push for our apparel exports with Europe so that we can penetrate these global markets because this is one sector which will enable us to create large-scale jobs," said Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
India to create 175 million jobs, no poverty by 2032: Amitabh Kant
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant also projected India will become $10 trillion economy and achieve growth rate of 10% by 2032.