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Pressure on infrastructure


The News Bureau, Feb 6

Eminent economists at NITI Aayog emphasized the need to work towards rapid infrastructure, predictable tax regime and financial prudence.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with eminent economists. This was his first visit to NITI Aayog.

Prime Minister noted that one of the objectives of NITI Aayog was to induce eminent persons to have a say in policy-making. Setting the tone for the interaction, the Prime Minister

aid emphasis on the need for cooperative federalism and favoured healthy competition among States.

Modi said India must develop fast taking advantage of the technology to meet the aspirations of the people. He spoke about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, direct cash transfer of LPG subsidy and Swachh Bharat.

The Prime Minister said he looked forward to the interaction with eminent gathering. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Arvind Panagariya also spoke.


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