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States to be key drivers of growth for making India USD 5 trillion economy: Niti Aayog CEO

Speaking at an event organised here by industry chamber PHDCCI, Kant said states have to work together and learn from each other to radically transform India.

Need to eliminate distrust within private sector, 'extraordinary' steps needed: NITI Aayog on slowdown

Explaining the origins of the present economic situation, the Niti Aayog vice-chairman said: "The entire episode started with indiscriminate lending during 2009-14 leading rise in non-performing assets (NPAs) post-2014."

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Dholera SIR should be first green city in the world: NITI Aayog CEO

Addressing a conference on E-mobility organised by CII on Saturday, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, “Dholera should become the first green city of the world and set an example of a city where there will be no combustion engine vehicles.”

Gujarat's Dholera SIR should become first green city of world: NITI Aayog CEO

The CEO said that the government was focussing on electrification of two-wheelers, three-wheelers and buses initially.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of Kant's tenure for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019, that is up to June 30, 2021, on the same terms and conditions, the Personnel Ministry said in a order.

At least 700 mn Indians will get into cities by 2050, need to reduce waste now: NITI Aayog CEO

Amitabh Kant said, "In India, the urbanisation process has just begun unlike Europe, US and China. If we are generating 71 million tonnes of waste every day, it will only increase unless we reduce waste and ensure segregation at source at household-level."

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Urgent need to address threat to employment due to technological advancement: Kant

"By estimates of the labour ministry, this would amount to an increment of over 10 million people each year. As per the UN data on world population, the working age population - that is, those between the ages of 15 and 64 - will continue to expand until 2050," he says.

NITI Aayog pitches for enactment of National Medical Commission Bill

To address the shortage of doctors in the country, the Aayog has suggested creating conditions to facilitate import of doctors, especially those of Indian origin working abroad, and also deploying teachers from universities abroad as visiting professors at AIIMS or NIEs.

India will need USD 4.5 trillion till 2040 for infrastructure development: Amitabh Kant

The Niti Aayog CEO noted that there is a pressing need of leveraging alternate and newer source of financing of infrastructure projects.

Railways needs to increase earnings, reduce expenditure: Manoj Sinha

The Minister of State for Railways also exhorted Indian Railways to utilize its resources and become the largest producer of solar energy.

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