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Commercialise use of ISRO's Li-ion battery for EVs: Govt panel
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
To curb vehicular pollution and bring down the Rs 7 lakh crore annual crude oil import bill, the government is emphasising the need for vehicles run on alternative fuel
PM to interact with economists, sectoral experts at NITI Aayog
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
NITI Aayog has invited the select group of economists and sector experts for the deliberations with the Prime Minister on 'Economic Policy: The Road Ahead'.
Niti Aayog to make policy for electric vehicles
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Cabinet secretary convened the meeting after reservations were lodged by different ministries, including transport ministry stating that Niti Aayog cannot be the implementing agency for this ambitious programme.
GDP growth will become more robust in 2018-19: Dr Rajiv Kumar
Fri, Jan 05, 2018
Reacting on the growth estimates released today, the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog said that the second half GDP growth in 2017-18 has risen to 7% bringing the annual growth rate to 6.5%.
NITI Aayog says it's 'unviable' to support Air India: Govt
Wed, Jan 03, 2018
The government's premier policy advisory body NITI Aayog has said in its report on the debt- laden Air India that it was "unviable" to provide financial support to the national carrier, the Centre told Parliament today. Air India has a debt of Rs 51,890 crore.
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 can grow faster than China, says NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Kumar's emphasis on India taking over the baton of higher growth from China whose economy is on a slowdown after posting double digit growth rates for over three decades, comes in the backdrop of the global economy staging a recovery. "Now India must follow suit. For that we need to focus on and achieve higher rate of growth of employment," he said.
Govt names Shaktikanta Das as India's G20 Sherpa
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
"Former DEA secretary Shaktikanta Das @DasShaktikanta appointed India's G20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018, for the Development Track of the G20," the Ministry of Finance said in a series of tweets.
Time for consolidation of reforms initiated in 42 months: Niti
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
The new initiatives in the next 18 months, Kumar said, should focus on health and education sectors as these two are going to be critical for human resource development.
Coming soon! Airport at Lakshadweep's Minicoy Island
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
The Island Development Agency (IDA) decided today to develop an airport at Minicoy Island to boost tourism and promote tuna fishing industry for improving livelihoods in Lakshadweep.
Foundation for poverty-free India to be laid by 2022: Niti Aayog
Sat, Nov 04, 2017
Niti Aayog in a presentation today said the foundation for freedom from six problems -- poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism -- will be laid by 2022 when India celebrates 75 years of Independence.
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.
Slowdown bottomed out, GDP likely to grow 7% in FY18: Niti Aayog
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has said the economic slowdown that began in 2013-14 has bottomed out and the GDP is likely to grow 6.9 to 7 per cent this fiscal and 7.5 per cent in 2018-19.
Govt prepares Rs 1,000 crore revival plan for Hindustan Paper Corp
Sun, Oct 01, 2017
The inter-ministerial group has been tasked with undertaking turnaround of Hindustan Paper Corporation and government think tank NITI Aayog has been entrusted with overseeing implementation of the revival plan
EAC or CEA: Know the difference between Bibek Debroy and Arvind Subramanian's role
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Key role of Economic Advisory Council is to analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the Prime Minister and advising him thereon.
Three years into his term, PM Modi resurrects economic advisory panel to kick start growth; launches Saubhagya
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched Saubhagya- Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna on the occassion of birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Demonetisation may have hurt more than it helped
Sat, Sep 02, 2017
It will take time for the economists to figure out whether the fall in the growth rate to 5.7 per cent is the result of the disruption caused by demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but most of the common people will see a connection between the two steps and a slowing down of the
Develop infra between North-eastern region, neighboring countries: NITI Aayog
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
The NITI Aayog said that the North-East Region had approximately 2,600 km of railway lines, but only two state capitals -- Assam and Tripura -- were connected by rail.
Niti Aayog suggests retaining tax exemption limit at Rs 2.5 lakh
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
On direct taxes, the 211-page document said that the nominal tax exemption threshold should remain unchanged in a bid to include greater proportion of individuals in the tax net over time.
PM Modi to meet Paytm, Myntra, BigBasket and 200 startup owners today
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
PM Modi is expected to meet with startup owners in India today.