NITI Aayog meet: PM Modi discusses six key issues with top economists, welcomes their inputs

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Published: January 10, 2018 7:38:27 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met top economists of the country and discussed six key areas including agriculture and employment and said that the government would try to make the best out of their inputs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met top economists of the country and discussed six key areas including agriculture and employment. (Image: NITI Aayog)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met top economists of the country and discussed six key areas including agriculture and employment and said that the government would try to make the best out of their inputs. Government’s think tank NITI Aayog organised the meeting.

The Prime Minister and the economists discussed six key areas in the meeting: agriculture and rural development, urban and infrastructure connectivity, health and education, employment, manufacturing and exports, and health and education. After the conclusion of the meeting, Narendra Modi said, “We will attempt to make the best out of your informative suggestions & views which have been presented in new ways through this initiative.”

The select group of economists and various sector experts were invited by NITI Aayog for the deliberations with the Prime Minister on ‘Economic Policy: The Road Ahead’. The emphasis was on sharing the views of the experts from all over the country on the road ahead for the economic policy to steer the nation towards a New India envisioned by the Prime Minister.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of latest estimates of national income by Central Statistics Office (CSO) which showed that India’s growth is expected to slow down to four- year low of 6.5 per cent this fiscal, the lowest under the Modi-led government. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 and 8 per cent in the preceding year. It was 7.5 per cent in 2014-15.

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