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Amitabh Kant


UN body lauds success of Centre’s Aspirational Districts Programme 

June 12, 2021 11:34 am

The report, Aspirational Districts Programme: An Appraisal, was presented by UNDP India Resident Representative Shoko Noda to NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant.

Amitabh Kant: ‘As aid is limited, optimal use of resources (is needed)... priority given to high-case states’

May 13, 2021 8:14 am

Eighty-seven consignments have been received so far, of which 64 are through government-to-government channel, while 23 have come through private-to-government channel.

NITI Aayog seeks help from civil society groups in fighting Covid

April 24, 2021 6:15 am

“Pandemic fatigue has resulted in weaker adherence to these norms over the last few weeks." NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant wrote.

Amitabh Kant: Need to focus on sunrise sectors

December 13, 2020 4:21 am

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said it has taken a series of measures to make India highly competitive in the global economy.

Democracy is the lifeblood of India: A rebuttal by Amitabh Kant

December 11, 2020 10:52 am

Amitabh Kant writes: What I said and what has been ascribed to me are poles apart. My statement, with relevant portions, is that India is too much of a democracy to mirror a China model. How this has been misconstrued to mean we have “too much democracy” is both myopic and idiosyncratic.

Day after Amitabh Kant remark, Prasad says India ‘proud of democracy’

December 10, 2020 2:00 am

Amitabh Kant had remarked on Tuesday that tough reforms were being hindered because India is “too much of a democracy”.

We are too much of a democracy... tough reforms hard: Niti Aayog chief Amitabh Kant’s wisdom

December 09, 2020 8:37 am

Speaking at an event, 'The Road to Atmanirbhar Bharat', organised by Swarajya magazine, Amitabh Kant said these reforms need to be implemented and more are needed in logistics and power sectors to make India a manufacturing powerhouse competing with China.

Global Hunger Index 2019 does not represent India’s progress, says NITI CEO

July 24, 2020 8:42 am

“Data used for computation of GHI 2019 rankings in the average value over varying periods i.e., 2016-18 for Undernourishment; 2014-18 for Wasting & Stunning and of 2017 for Under-five Mortality (source of data is from World Bank, FAO, WHO & UNICEF),” Kant said.

ODR can be key to addressing litigation spurt amid pandemic: NITI Aayog CEO

June 29, 2020 2:21 am

“Banks, NBFCs and MFIs could then prioritise ODR before they approach debt recovery tribunals. Families would take recourse to ODR to address sensitive issues, and so on,” Kant stated.

Regulators in certain areas should not be government officials: Niti CEO

February 26, 2020 1:11 am

The comments also shed light on the way the Data Protection Bill is taking shape and how selectors of the regulatory body have changed between the two drafts.