Centre, states should work closely to boost growth: PM

Centre, states should work closely to boost growth: PM

2021-02-20 11:04:43

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that the center and states must work closely together to boost the country's economic growth.
At the sixth meeting of the Niti Aayog board of directors, PM said the government's initiatives would allow everyone to participate fully in nation building.
He also noted that in recent years India has opened bank accounts, increased vaccination and health facilities, free electricity connection, free gas connection and has seen many such phenomenal changes that have strengthened the lives of the people.
Here is a rundown of some of the points highlighted by PM:
Covid collaboration
Citing the example of how the Center and the states worked closely together to address the Covid-19 pandemic, Modi urged the two to work together to make cooperative federalism more meaningful.
“In the Covid period, we saw how Center and States worked together, the nation succeeded and a good image of India was built for the whole world. connect together., ”he said.
“The nation succeeded and a good image of India was built before the whole world was present,” added Modi.
He also said the country should try to establish competitive, cooperative federalism not only between states but also within districts.

PM Modes interact with key state ministers Niti Aayog's board of directors meets
Agricultural reforms needed for better infrastructure
On the agricultural sector, the prime minister said that reforms in agriculture are needed to create better infrastructure.
He also stated that because India is an agricultural-centered country, India needs to curb its dependence on food imports.
PM stressed that even during the Covid pandemic the country witnessed a surge in agricultural exports, PM said we have a lot of untapped potential in the sector.
He further stressed that the agricultural sector needs reforms to ensure sufficient resources and technology.
Modi added that in recent years the Center has taken a holistic approach from farming to ranching and fishing, and as a result, the country's agricultural exports have increased significantly even during the Covid-19 period.

PM of Niti Aayog's board of directors meets
Promote the private sector to create Atmanirbhar Bharat
PM noted that the private sector is emerging to contribute to the development of the nation as a whole. He said that as a government we should respect, promote and give them the opportunity to be an equal part of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan is a step forward in a direction in which every individual, organization and industry has equal opportunities to grow and develop.
The campaign is the way to build a nation that produces not just for its needs but for the world, he said.
Convenience of doing business
For the Indian companies, PM said we should try to improve the ease of doing business in the country and seize global opportunities.
Better living comfort will help to achieve people's ambitions and make their lives better, he noted.
PLI schemes to stimulate local production
PM praised the Centre's production-related incentive schemes (PLI) for various sectors and said it is an excellent opportunity to increase production in the country.
He further said states should take full advantage of the schemes and attract maximum investment.
Positive response to the Union budget
The Prime Minister stated that positive and enthusiastic response to Union Budget 2021 received from all sectors, the economy reflects the mood of the nation.
"Positive responses to the budget indicate that the country wants to accelerate progress on the path of development," he said.
Jal Jeevan Mission
In the last 18 months since the inception of the Jal Jeevan mission, more than 3.5 crore rural households have been connected to mains water, the prime minister said.

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