Niti Aayog deputy chairman Arvind Panagariya today said that the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers of all states or their representatives was held held in a conducive manner and discussions were held on how to take the country forward. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting of the General Council Meeting of the Niti Aayog he said that even as there were no targets given in the three years action plan, it has a lot of action points.
Stressing that detailed discussions on several issues will be held later as today was just a general council meeting, he said that discussions were held on on how to increase the income of the farmers. He further said that all chief ministers agreed on a common vision on how to take the country forward in next 15 years and other issues.
When asked about the takeaways from the meeting he said that it was the fact the Niti Aayog was able to put it’s action plan before the chief ministers quickly. He further said that as many as 27 chief ministers were present in the meeting, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal represented by his deputy Manish Sisodia.
The prime minister in his speech has said that the country cannot go on the path of development if governnance is poor. He also spoke about ‘ek bharat shresht bharat, digital India, Jan Dhan Yojana among other things, the deputy chairman of Niti Ayog informed further. Further elaborating on PM’s speech, Panagriya quoted him as saying it is time to think serously on those things which were not thought about earlier.
While talking about Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, he said that the latter gave an impressive presentation on what initiative he has taken in the agriculture sector for the development of farmers in the state.