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 – Higher 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.
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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