Amitabh Kant-led empowered panel begins work on Covid response strategy
The panel will outline strategies to prevent Covid spread depending on how the situation emerges in coming days.
Covid-19: Niti Aayog CEO writes to NGOs for assistance in relief measures
The government had on March 29 constituted 11 empowered groups to s...
Government sets up group to coordinate COVID-19 related response activities
The government on Sunday notified the empowered group set up for ...
Govt, CPSEs need to work together for development of 115 aspirational districts: Amitabh Kant
The private sector, Kant said, will not invest in these districts unless the government and CPSEs work together for their development, as many of the districts are located in geographically difficult area.
Government determined to take country on high growth path: Amitabh Kant
"It is a pragmatic Budget. It is pushes for public private partnership (PPP) in many areas. Budget lays lot of emphasis on AI, quantum computing, roadmap for infrastructure sector. The Budget will put India on right track. "...The government is determined to take India to accelerated high growth," he said at an event organised by industry body Ficci.
View: Step back, strategise, build, Covid-19 may be the black swan of 2020s.
Structural and cost disadvantages have held India back. Absence of local supply chains, high manufacturing and logistics costs, combined with financial and fiscal incentives provided by the likes of Vietnam, puts India at an extra 8-10% disability. To change this, a bespoke production-linked incentive for mobile manufacturing is needed.
India needs to build a manufacturing base for PPE and ventilators, says Amitabh Kant
Kant, who is chairing the empowered committee for strategizing ways to tackle the spread of coronavirus in India, met industry body Confederation of Indian Industry and other industry leaders for the second time since the committee was constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday to tackle the outbreak.
Women entrepreneurs key to India achieving 9-10% growth: Amitabh Kant
Drawing attention to India being one of the largest markets for digital consumers with over 600 million internet users, second only to China, Kant said that he foresees social media platforms to be taken over by women going forward.
India's story has just begun: Amitabh Kant
NITI Aayog CEO said that India's process of urbanisation & using technology to leapfrog has just begun.
Phased exit from lockdown: Areas with low infection risk may be opened up first
High-risk states and districts could see the lockdown continue for 28 days more.
Govt willing to do more beyond Budget to boost growth: Nirmala Sitharaman
Sitharaman said that if required, the government would take more steps beyond Budget announcements.
NITI readies social protection framework
In order to bridge the inequality gap and uplifting more people out of poverty, technical committee headed by NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar is set to prepare a social protection framework that will identify top 5 priority areas for the government, ranging from employment and old-age security to health.
EVs will be cheaper than combustion vehicles in 3 years: Amitabh Kant
Electric vehicles will become cheaper than combustion vehicles in three years as the price of battery packs of EVs is expected to fall by almost 51 per cent per unit, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday.
Govt measures to help India secure sustainable energy future: Niti Aayog vice chairman
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said India has taken significant steps in improving energy efficiency and cleaner transport with electric vehicles (EVs).
PM Modi says fundamentals of Indian economy strong, has capacity to bounce back
Modi, who seems to have taken charge of the efforts to revive the economy, has over the past few days held as many as 12 brainstorming meetings with different stakeholders over various issues affecting the economy and to thrash out appropriate policy interventions in the upcoming Budget.
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