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Amitabh Kant


Need to charge people for water consumption: Former NITI Aayog CEO

July 29, 2022 11:59 pm

Kant was speaking during the inaugural of two-day National Conclave on Urban Planning held for the first time in Gujarat on Friday at Riverfront House in Ahmedabad.

Conclave on urban planning from today in Ahmedabad

July 29, 2022 1:21 am

“The urban planning conclave is being organised to collate all best practices of urban planning in the country and to prepare workable handbooks in their states for urban planners with simple and implementable ideas,” said Keshav Varma, chairman HLC and who is also chairing Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation (SRFDCL) Ahmedabad.

Ex-NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant is new G-20 Sherpa

July 08, 2022 10:50 am

Amitabh Kant's appointment comes ahead of India assuming the G-20 presidency later this year. India will hold the presidency from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023, and the need for a full-time Sherpa for this duration is being cited as one of the reasons for the change.

Need to accelerate reform pace in energy transition: CEO, Niti Aayog

June 26, 2022 8:31 am

Kant, who will leave the government think tank at the end of June, after having led the organisation for over six years, also said in an interview that the government should first assess the success of current production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes before launching the initiative for other sectors.

Who is Parameswaran Iyer, the next Niti Aayog CEO?

June 24, 2022 7:30 pm

Parameswaran Iyer is also the brains behind the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a campaign to eradicate open defecation by constructing over 90 million toilets in rural India.

Parameswaran Iyer to take over as Niti Aayog CEO as Amitabh Kant leaves

June 25, 2022 12:43 am

Parameswaran Iyer, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre and a well-known sanitation specialist, has been appointed the chief executive officer of Niti Aayog, after Amitabh Kant retires on June 30.

Catching fire over e-scooters, Okinawa recalls 3,215 units

April 17, 2022 1:29 am

“The batteries will be checked for loose connectors or any damage and be repaired free of charge at any of the Okinawa authorised dealerships pan India,” Okinawa said in a statement.

Surat to host smart cities summit

April 15, 2022 4:04 am

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Darshana Jardosh, Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil, State Minister of Urban Development Vinod Moradiya and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant are among those who will attend the event.

Boost localisation of automotive parts, reduce dependency on imports, says Amitabh Kant

August 26, 2021 4:33 pm

Speaking at the 61st Annual Session of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), he said electric four-wheelers will also be considered for incentives under the FAME II scheme, once there is 100 per cent saturation of electric buses in the nine cities selected under the programme.

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.