National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) aayog’s “India 2047 – NITIs Young Professionals’ vision for India” was launched by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. Also present on the auspicious occasion were Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India Arvind Subhramaniam, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant and eminent economist Bibek Debroy.
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The program aims to foster India to prosperity in the year 2047, when an independent India will celebrate hundred years of indepence from the British rule. In the present scenario, it seems that India might find it challenging to counter issues like – globalisation, poverty, corruption, terrorism, the issue of over population, rural-urban migration influx, etc. The Young Professionals aim to counter these challenges effectively for a developing economy like India.
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India is also destined to face immense challenges in water scarcity, countering food scarcity for an ever rising population which is predicted to overtake China by 2030. The country’s natural resources are depleting and the increasing population is likely to put more pressure on the replenishment process by nature.
India, being a young nation, with 50% of the population below the age group of 25 years and a staggering 65% below the age group of 35 years, all expectations are on generating awareness among youth towards leading sustainable initiatives. Thus, to empower the youths, the Narendra Modi government has been focusing on youth development, start-ups and employment generation in a country where unemployment is on the rise day by day. PM Narendra Modi, in his numerous speeches, has emphasised the importance of channelising the nationn’s young energy towards the development of India. Apart from this ‘vision-2047’ programme, the NDA government had launched Start Up India programme to encourage young entrepreuners, Digital India program for connecting every village and city digitally and for developing a cashless economy.