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PM Modi To Host Niti Aayog Governing Council Meeting Today, KCR To Skip It

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The agenda of the NITI Aayog meeting includes crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds and pulses and agri-communities, among other things.

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today chair the seventh session¬†of Niti¬†Aayog’s Governing Council¬†¬†at¬†the¬†Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural¬†Center¬†in the¬†nation’s capital. It¬†would be the first in-person meeting of the¬†Board of Governors¬†since July¬†2019.

On the¬†agenda of the meeting¬†are the¬†diversification¬†of crops¬†and¬†the achievement of¬†self-sufficiency in oilseeds and¬†legumes¬†and¬†farming communities; Implementation of the national education policy – School education; Implementation¬†of the National Education¬†Policy ‚Äď ‚Äč‚ÄčHigher Education;¬†and¬†city administration and governance.

In an effort to build a stable, sustainable and inclusive India, the seventh session of the Governing Council of the state think Niti Aayog is expected to pave the way for synergies in a new era of collaboration between the center and states and union territories.

As India¬†celebrates¬†75 years of¬†independence,¬†the need of the hour¬†is¬†for states to be¬†nimble,¬†resilient and¬†self-reliant, moving¬†towards¬†“Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”¬†in¬†the¬†spirit of cooperative federalism,¬†according to¬†an official¬†statement.

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As part of the preparations for this meeting, the National Conference of Chief Secretaries was held in Dharamshala in June 2022, culminating in six months of rigorous exercise by the Center and the States.
The conference was chaired by the Prime Minister and brought together the chief secretaries of all states and Union Territoriess, as well as senior central and state government officials.

The statement said the meeting¬†was¬†particularly important as the country enters Amrit Kaal¬†amid¬†the COVID-19 pandemic and India¬†will host¬†the G20¬†presidency¬†and summit next year. The meeting would also¬†highlight¬†the importance of¬†India’s presidency to¬†the federal system and the role that states can play in highlighting their progress¬†on¬†the G-20¬†platform.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has boycotted the meeting.


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