1. For 6 months we focussed on making India healthy, economic exercise begins now, says PM

For 6 months we focussed on making India healthy, economic exercise begins now, says PM

Keen to enhance India's attractiveness as an investment destination, Narendra Modi met with 16 top economists from US.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 12, 2014 9:26 AM
PM Narendra Modi says skill development and job creation, Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana and Digital India are key priorities of the government. (PTI)

PM Narendra Modi says skill development and job creation, Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana and Digital India are key priorities of the government. (PTI)

Keen to enhance India’s attractiveness as an investment destination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with finance minister Arun Jaitley met with 16 top economists from the US on Thursday.

“A person who is unhealthy cannot derive benefit from exercise, the first six months of this government were focused on making India healthy once again. The ‘exercise’ would begin now,” Modi told the economists .

The economists — Gita Gopinath, Martin Feldstein and Emmanuel Farhi from Harvard University; Mark Aguiar from Princeton University; Erica Field from Duke University; Mathew Gentzkow from University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Anne Krueger, former chief economist, World Bank; John Lipsky, former acting managing director of IMF; Karthik Muralidharan from University of California; James Poterba and Abhijit Banerjee from MIT — are in India as part of the NCAER Neemrana Conference.

Jaitley, who gave an overview of the various decisions taken by the government over the last six months in the economic sphere, expressed confidence that these were giving the desired results. “There is a mood of optimism and expectation from the new government, and the process of pragmatic and realistic decision-making is giving results,” he said.

Outlining policies undertaken by the government over the past six months, Modi said skill development and job creation, Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana and Digital India were the key priorities of the government.

These initiatives would boost employment opportunities given that 65 per cent of the country’s population is less than 35 years of age.

“Injecting technology into government processes and decision making  would provide the best possible solution to the problem of corruption,” he stressed.

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    Soniya Ray
    Dec 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm
    Metro city news around India at : :vishwagujarat/en/
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      t p
      Dec 12, 2014 at 2:28 pm
      Sincerity in the process of Injecting technology into government processes and decision making would provide the best possible solution to the problem of corruption. So far govt is on right track . Future depends on how the opposition behaves.
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