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PM Modi at NITI Aayog meet: Centre, states must work together for India's progress

The agenda of today's NITI Aayog meeting included agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, human resource development, service delivery at the grassroots level and health and nutrition.
 

PM Modi at NITI Aayog meet: Centre, states must work together for India's progress-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Feb 20, 2021, 1:33 PM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 6th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog via video conferencing.

In his address, PM Modi said that the state and central governments have worked together to effectively battle the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"The foundation of India's development is that Centre and states work together and head towards a certain direction and make cooperative federalism even more meaningful. Not only this, we have to try to bring competitive, cooperative federalism not only among states but also districts," the Prime Minister said.

He highlighted how the nation succeeded when the Centre and states worked together during the Covid-19 crisis.

"In the Covid-19 period, we saw how Centre and states worked together, the nation succeeded, and a good image of India was built before the entire world. Today, when we are going to complete 75 years of independence, this Governing Council meet becomes even more significant," he added.

PM Modi has asked states to attract investment using the production-linked incentive scheme. He has also appealed to the state governments to reduce compliance and the number of laws that entangle the system.

Speaking on Union Budget 2021, PM Modi stated, "The positive response received for this year's Budget has expressed the mood of the nation. The country has made up its mind that it wants to progress rapidly and doesn't want to lose time. The youth is playing a major role in setting the mood of the nation."

The agenda of today's NITI Aayog meeting included agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, human resource development, service delivery at the grassroots level and health and nutrition.

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