Amitabh Kant

Raise limits on loans granted through OTP-based e-KYC: Kant

Raise limits on loans granted through OTP-based e-KYC: Kant

Kant said the current system of using biometric Aadhaar-authentication for small ticket loans will increase already high operating expenses of digital lenders.

Sep 12, 2018, 11:58 AM IST
Tejashwi Yadav slams NITI Aayog chief for calling Bihar 'backward', blames Nitish Kumar

Tejashwi Yadav slams NITI Aayog chief for calling Bihar 'backward', blames Nitish Kumar

 NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said that the states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are keeping India backward.

Apr 24, 2018, 21:09 PM IST
States like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan keeping India backward: NITI Aayog CEO

States like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan keeping India backward: NITI Aayog CEO

The Niti Aayog CEO further said that the country has showed improvement on ease of doing business, however, remain backward on human development index.

Apr 24, 2018, 09:20 AM IST
NITI Aayog reveals most backward district in India, releases ranking mechanism for 101 districts

NITI Aayog reveals most backward district in India, releases ranking mechanism for 101 districts

The 49 indicators on 81 data points will cover five development areas - health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion and skill development and basic infrastructure. 

Mar 29, 2018, 10:49 AM IST
NITI Aayog preparing new list of sick PSUs for disinvestment: Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog preparing new list of sick PSUs for disinvestment: Amitabh Kant

The 2017-18 Budget had set the goal of disinvestment in public sector units at Rs 72,500 crore.

Feb 22, 2018, 09:18 AM IST
Maharashtra to be crucial in India's entry to top 50 global 'ease of doing business' ranking: Amitabh Kant

Maharashtra to be crucial in India's entry to top 50 global 'ease of doing business' ranking: Amitabh Kant

Maharashtra will play a key role in helping the country to break into the top 50 in the global list for ease of doing business over the next two years, Niti Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant has said.

Feb 19, 2018, 20:23 PM IST
Kerala tops health index, UP worst performer: NITI Aayog report

Kerala tops health index, UP worst performer: NITI Aayog report

The health index is expected to nudge states towards further achieving a rapid transformation of their health systems and population health outcomes.

Feb 09, 2018, 20:06 PM IST
NITI Aayog CEO hails Union Budget, call it 'transformational'

NITI Aayog CEO hails Union Budget, call it 'transformational'

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday hailed the Union Budget 2018.

Feb 02, 2018, 00:45 AM IST
Divided among ministries, 100 districts to transform by 2022

Divided among ministries, 100 districts to transform by 2022

PM Modi will address the conference on 'Transformation of Aspirational Districts' and will interact with officials in-charge of transformation of over 100 districts.

Jan 05, 2018, 16:44 PM IST
Debit, credit cards, ATMs will be redundant in 4 years: Niti Aayog

Debit, credit cards, ATMs will be redundant in 4 years: Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Saturday said debit and credit cards as well as ATMs will be redundant in next three-four years and people will use their mobile phones for financial transactions.

Nov 11, 2017, 21:28 PM IST
Not government's business to tell tourists what to eat or drink: NITI Aayog CEO

Not government's business to tell tourists what to eat or drink: NITI Aayog CEO

In an address to the World Economic Forum, Kant also questioned how can tourists visiting India chill out if they are barred from making their eating and drinking choices.

Oct 06, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

After a dip, Indian economy bouncing back: Amitabh Kant

He was apparently referring to the core sector growth rebounding to a five-month high in August while manufacturing activity expanded for the second month running in September.

Oct 04, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
Need 10 champions of states to achieve high growth rate: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Need 10 champions of states to achieve high growth rate: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant lamented that ambition and hunger in private sector to capture global market just does not exist in India.

Aug 31, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
'India should focus more on reducing poverty than inequality'

'India should focus more on reducing poverty than inequality'

Poverty reduction should take precedence over reducing inequality in India, outgoing Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Monday, while underlining that the country needs to focus much more on providing equality of opportunities, health and education.

Aug 28, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
'Transforming India': PM Narendra Modi to meet Chief Secretaries; Niti Aayog to announce best, worst performing states

'Transforming India': PM Narendra Modi to meet Chief Secretaries; Niti Aayog to announce best, worst performing states

PM Narendra Modi will on Monday meet top officials of all states and union territories to review and expedite development work as less than two years remain for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Jul 10, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
GST to help India achieve 9% growth rate: Niti Aayog CEO

GST to help India achieve 9% growth rate: Niti Aayog CEO

The Goods and Services Tax, to be rolled out next month as the biggest tax reform since independence, will help India achieve 9 percent growth rate, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Tuesday.

Jun 06, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
NITI Aayog holds first 'Samavesh' meeting

NITI Aayog holds first 'Samavesh' meeting

The meeting was aimed at bringing together 32 premier educational and policy research institutions to catalyse the development process, enhance institutional capacity development and a field level interface with the community for New India 2022.

May 17, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

'India passing through biggest technological revolution'

Kant enumerated the various initiatives of the government to change the 19th century mindsets and move into the 21st century through vast and transformative decisions.

May 11, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
ATMs, Credit, debit cards set to disappear: Niti Aayog CEO

ATMs, Credit, debit cards set to disappear: Niti Aayog CEO

With India embracing applications of technologies at an accelerated pace, digital transactions will be done through mobile wallets and biometric modes and credit and debit cards as also ATMs were set to disappear, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said.

Apr 01, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
Cards, ATMs, POS will be redundant by 2020 in India: Niti Aayog

Cards, ATMs, POS will be redundant by 2020 in India: Niti Aayog

Amid the big push being given to digital transactions post-demonetisation, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today said cards, ATMs and POS machines would become redundant in the country by 2020.

Jan 07, 2017, 21:45 PM IST

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