In a move aimed at hand-holding the newly-formed Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Niti Aayog on Thursday said it will partner with the state in implementing policies focussed on doubling the farmers’ income, livelihood opportunities, enterprise, investment and growth in the state.
In a marked departure from the past practices and keeping in mind the spirit of co-operative federalism, a high level delegation led by Niti vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya held day long deliberations on Wednesday in Lucknow on developmental challenges before UP. The 18 member delegation comprised of Niti member Ramesh Chand, Niti CEO Amitabh Kant and other senior officers including the rural development secretary Amarjit Sinha, DIPP secretary Ramesh Abhishek and joint secretary level representatives from miniseries of health, education, women and child development and agriculture.
Panagariya drew on the game changing governance reforms in other states leading to remarkable increase in the income levels and other developmental parameters to set the context for the future. Kant gave a picture of “Where UP Stands” on all major socio economic fronts and economic development parameters.