The buzz among leaders from the Northeast is that a Congress MP from the region is lobbying for the appointment of Shashi Tharoor as the Northeast in charge.
China’s agricultural tariffs are high and India’s agricultural exports suffer as a result of it. Asked whether the US-China trade spat is advantageous to India, he said, “If war happens, elephants fight and grass gets affected. We are part of the grass.”
In 2017, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant sent a model contract to all state governments to consider private investment to improve government health services such as diagnostics, dialysis, supportive, preventive and curative care.
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar played down his remark, saying that Gujarat has done well to allocate more budgetary resources for social sector schemes in 2018-19 financial year
“Gujarat’s achievements in education and health are not like those in other areas like industrialisation, infrastructure and energy,” he said.
The first option is related to the Market Assurance Scheme, which proposes procurement by states and compensation for losses up to a certain extent of the MSP after procurement and price realisation out of sale of procured produce.
As the then chairman of UIDAI, Nilekani, co-founder and currently non-executive chairman of software firm Infosys, had played an instrumental role in the roll-out of Aadhaar.
Kumar said competitive federalism, government accountability and a bridge between public and private sectors could ensure that India emerged as a model for the rest of the world.
A meeting between CM M L Khattar and Aayog vice-chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar was held on Thursday.
The vice-chairman, sources said, told the meeting the state did not need to be concerned about country’s granaries and asked it to get out of wheat-paddy monoculture, sell produce in the open market instead of waiting for the Centre to procure the produce.
In Washington, the delegation met officials at the State Department and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), in addition to interacting with members of the US Chambers of Commerce.
NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat has said that Indian automakers’ dependence on foreign components for electric vehicles could create a cyber security risk.
In a discussion moderated by National Editor (Policy) Shaji Vikraman and National Bureau Chief Ravish Tiwari, Kumar spoke on universal health insurance, raising farmers’ income and why the Budget was not a populist one.
Noting that India’s external debt is only 18 per cent of total GDP, the Niti Aayog vice-chairman said that when the RBI manages India’s debt then there is a conflict of interest.
Neighboring Haryana, however, is ranked 13 by achieving an overall performance index score of 46.97 in the reference year