Niti Aayog

Farm growth may slip to over 3% in FY18: Niti Aayog

Farm growth may slip to over 3% in FY18: Niti Aayog

The expected 3 per cent growth this year is not that bad when compared to 2016-17 fiscal when the sector grew from a low base effect, he said.

Oct 13, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
Niti Aayog working with states for agri market reforms

Niti Aayog working with states for agri market reforms

Among the first set of reforms, Chand said contract farming has to be promoted and for which a model law has been framed both by the think-tank and the agriculture ministry.

Oct 13, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
PM Modi's Economic Advisory Council meet today; growth revival, job creation high on agenda

PM Modi's Economic Advisory Council meet today; growth revival, job creation high on agenda

The Council will address all issues of emergent importance, will engage with a broad spectrum of stakeholders and formulate advice accordingly.

Oct 11, 2017, 06:37 AM IST

PM economic advisory panel to hold first meet on Wednesday

The Council held a brainstorming session with stakeholders yesterday in the run up to its first meeting on Wednesday, an official statement said today.

Oct 10, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
India needs large lithium-ion battery plants for EVs push: Niti Aayog

India needs large lithium-ion battery plants for EVs push: Niti Aayog

The Niti Aayog member said that at present lithium-ion battery is not manufactured in India and therefore the country has to depend on imports from Japan or China.

Oct 08, 2017, 11:22 AM 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
No danger from protectionism, automation: Arvind Panagariya

No danger from protectionism, automation: Arvind Panagariya

They still need to acquire much greater voice in these international institutions, he said, adding that these institutions themselves require necessary reform.

Oct 03, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
Economy suffering from minor cold: Bibek Debroy

Economy suffering from minor cold: Bibek Debroy

Debroy, who is also Chairman of the Prime Minister`s Economic Advisory Council, said while there may be some minor problems with the economy, it was nothing to be worried about.

Sep 28, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
Niti Aayog deputy chief says no harm in busting fiscal deficit target

Niti Aayog deputy chief says no harm in busting fiscal deficit target

Government officials last week told Reuters that they were contemplating spending up to Rs 500 billion (USD 7.61 billion)more to halt the slowdown, which could widen the federal fiscal deficit for the financial year ending next March to 3.7 percent of GDP from a budgeted target of 3.2 percent.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:07 PM IST
Hybrid, e-vehicles continue to attract incentives under FAME

Hybrid, e-vehicles continue to attract incentives under FAME

Niti Aayog will chalk out the implementation plan of the FAME-India programme, as the government eyes the ambitious goal of India becoming a 100 per cent electric vehicle nation by 2030.

Sep 24, 2017, 13:25 PM IST
PAC members oppose Air India divestment

PAC members oppose Air India divestment

Approved by the previous UPA regime in 2012, the turnaround plan provides for equity infusion of Rs 30,231 crore up to 2021 into Air India subject to the carrier achieving certain milestones.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
Electric car makers seek cut in batteries' GST from 28% to 12%

Electric car makers seek cut in batteries' GST from 28% to 12%

At its meeting with the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and NITI Aayog officials, the SMEV emphasised the need for incentives and appropriate policy measures to encourage wider use of electric vehicles in the country. 

Sep 08, 2017, 19:20 PM IST

GDP growth to hit 7-7.5 percent in July-Sept: Rajiv Kumar

India's GDP growth rate slid to a 3-year low of 5.7 per cent in the first quarter (April-June), mainly on account of a slump in manufacturing.

Sep 01, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog vice-chairman

Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog vice-chairman

Rajiv Kumar replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist who left the think tank yesterday to return to academia.

Sep 01, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
Hollowed govt schools should be handed over to pvt players, suggests Niti Aayog

Hollowed govt schools should be handed over to pvt players, suggests Niti Aayog

Non-performing or "hollowed" government schools should be handed over to private players under the public- private partnership (PPP) model, government think tank Niti Aayog has recommended.

Aug 29, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
Access to low-cost capital key to better business environment: NITI Aayog

Access to low-cost capital key to better business environment: NITI Aayog

Enhancing access to low-cost capital to businesses could serve as an important vehicle for improving the business environment, especially in poor states like Bihar, the NITI Aayog has recommended.

Aug 29, 2017, 11:08 AM IST
Huge gap between action, perception on ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

Huge gap between action, perception on ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

According to the report, even among the experts, only 41 per cent reported having knowledge of the existence of the facility.

Aug 28, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Reforms with alacrity holds key to poverty eradication: Niti Aayog

Reforms with alacrity holds key to poverty eradication: Niti Aayog

Referring to the labour reforms, it said reforming labour laws and achieving greater flexibility in their implementation can greatly help enhance the ease of doing business.

Aug 28, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

Reform labour laws to enhance ease of doing business: NITI Aayog

The survey covers more than 3,000 enterprises across India and makes an effort to assess ease of doing business from their perspective as opposed to the perspective of policy makers.

Aug 28, 2017, 16:29 PM IST