Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired the eighth Governing Council Assembly of NITI Aayog the place he burdened that the Centre together with States and Union Territories ought to work as Workforce India and fulfil the goals and aspirations of individuals for a ‘Viksit Bharat’. He highlighted the “essential position” of NITI Aayog in serving to States to develop their methods for the subsequent 25 years and align the identical with the Nationwide Improvement Agenda, stated the NITI Aayog in an announcement at this time.
The assembly was attended by chief ministers of 19 states and Lieutenant Governors of six Union Territories whereas CMs of 8 states skipped the assembly.
The chief ministers who weren’t in attendance within the assembly included Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Ok Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana, Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan, and Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala.
He expressed his gratitude to the CMs and LGs for taking part within the assembly and sharing their views and experiences.
The heads of the states and UTs gave numerous policy-level ideas and talked about state-specific points which require Centre-State cooperation.
A few of the key ideas and greatest practices highlighted by them included in areas like choosing inexperienced methods, want for zone-wise planning, tourism, city planning, agriculture, high quality of workmanship, logistics, amongst others.
The PM urged the States and UTs to work with NITI Aayog in order that the nation can take a quantum leap in direction of attaining its imaginative and prescient for the Amrit Kaal, it stated.
Through the assembly, the PM additionally famous the significance of skilling folks with a view to satisfy international necessities, supporting MSMEs, growing the tourism potential of the nation, lowering compliances on the State stage together with decriminalisation of minor offences, creation of Ekta Malls.
He additionally emphasised on the importance of women-led growth and ending the menace of tuberculosis by 2025.
As India hosts the G20 Presidency this 12 months, he stated that whereas the G20 has introduced glory to India on the world stage, it has offered States the chance for international publicity.