Amitabh Kant

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
BHIM app downloaded 3 million times in just 3 days, top app on Google Play Store

BHIM app downloaded 3 million times in just 3 days, top app on Google Play Store

In what could be a proud moment for every Indian and huge achievement for Modi government, the country's indigenous digital payments app BHIM has been downloaded 3 million times and is the top app in India on Google PlayStore.

Jan 02, 2017, 22:34 PM IST
I will take up Indian citizenship if it helps: Uber CEO

I will take up Indian citizenship if it helps: Uber CEO

Speaking on a range on issues including regulatory bottlenecks in India which are proving obstacle to his taxi-aggregators company Uber, Travis Kalanick said that he is even ready to take up Indian citizenship if it helps and gets the company to get over the hump.

 

Dec 16, 2016, 10:57 AM IST
Govt's big digital push - Daily, weekly and mega awards up to Rs 1 crore announced for online transactions

Govt's big digital push - Daily, weekly and mega awards up to Rs 1 crore announced for online transactions

NITI Aayog on Thursday announced the launch of two schemes - 'Lucky Grahak Yojana' and 'Digi-Dhan Vyapari Yojana'.

Dec 15, 2016, 15:53 PM IST
Bold reforms like demonetisation to boost economic growth: NITI Aayog

Bold reforms like demonetisation to boost economic growth: NITI Aayog

The chief of government think-tank NITI Aayog pointed out that exports have to play a very critical role as the share of India's exports in global markets is very minimal, at just 1.7 per cent.

Nov 26, 2016, 18:16 PM IST
Demonetisation: Centre forms panel to boost digital economy

Demonetisation: Centre forms panel to boost digital economy

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya will head the panel.

Nov 25, 2016, 14:28 PM IST
Big boost to India: 16 states score over 80% in World Bank `Ease of Doing Business` ranking

Big boost to India: 16 states score over 80% in World Bank `Ease of Doing Business` ranking

The `Make of India` programme of the government has spurred strong competition among Indian states in improving the ease of doing business in order to attract investments and drive the economies of their regions.

Oct 24, 2016, 18:15 PM IST
Policy for payment of construction firms' debt by agencies

Policy for payment of construction firms' debt by agencies

 With an aim to revive construction industry, NITI Aayog is working on a policy to enable various government agencies to pay back debt of their contracting companies directly to the financial institutions or banks.

Aug 19, 2016, 13:58 PM IST

Govt to invest Rs 200 crore on scaling up existing incubators

Government will identify 10 incubators out of existing 200 such centres and invest Rs 200 crore on scaling up their capacity, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Saturday said.

Jul 23, 2016, 21:45 PM IST

Low-cost cancer treatment should be priority: NITI Aayog CEO

With more than one million cases of cancer being diagnosed every year in India, the government should set up low-cost treatment cell for those who fall below poverty line, said NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at the third Onco Summit India here on Friday.

Jul 23, 2016, 00:24 AM IST