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PM Modi to chair NITI Aayog meeting on May 27; Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to skip

Written by  Shgun S -- May 27th 2023 08:16 AM
PM Modi to chair NITI Aayog meeting on May 27; Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to skip

PM Modi to chair NITI Aayog meeting on May 27; Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to skip

NITI Aayog meeting: In the midst of disagreements between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Centre, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting on Saturday as a protest, an official at the state secretariat said.

According to an official, the AAP government in the state may not send ministers.

Mann had previously chosen to attend the meeting and aise various issues. 

PM Modi will preside over the eighth governing council meeting of Niti Aayog on Saturday, on the theme 'Viksit Bharat @2047: Role of Team India' at the new Pragati Maidan Convention Centre in New Delhi.

PM Modi will preside over the meeting as chairman of NITI Aayog. PM Modi will discuss health, skill development, women's empowerment, and infrastructure development, with the goal of making India a developed nation by 2047.

"Eight prominent themes will be discussed during the day-long Meeting including (i) Viksit Bharat@2047, (ii) Thrust on MSMEs, (iii) Infrastructure and Investments, (iv) Minimising Compliances, (v) Women Empowerment, (vi) Health and Nutrition, (vii) Skill Development, and (viii) Gati Shakti for area development and social infrastructure," the NITI Aayog added."

The Meeting will see the participation of Chief Ministers/Lt Governors of all States and Union Territories, Union Ministers as ex-officio Members, and the Vice Chairman and Members of NITI Aayog", it said.

The second Chief Secretaries Conference was conducted in January 2023 as a prelude to the 8th Governing Council Meeting, and these topics were extensively discussed.

"Wide-ranging stakeholder consultations and brainstorming sessions with subject experts, academia and practitioners were held prior to the Conference in order to gain well-rounded grassroots-level perspectives," it added.

According to the release, India, the world's fifth-largest economy and the most populous country, is at a point in its economic development trajectory where it may achieve accelerated growth over the next 25 years.

In this context, the 8th Governing Council Meeting offers the chance to develop a roadmap for Viksit Bharat by 2047, in which the Centre and States can work together as Team India. This will be significant in the international context since India's socioeconomic growth and change can have a positive and multiplier influence on the globe at large, according to the report.

"This 8th Governing Council Meeting is also being held in the backdrop of India's G20 Presidency. India's G20 motto 'One Earth, One Family, One Future' conveys its civilisational values and its vision of the role of each country in creating the future of our planet," the NITI Aayog said.

"The emerging world has immense hopes for India's ability to provide values-based leadership and its capacity to deliver development at scale. The Centre and States have played a significant role in achieving this distinctive development trajectory," the Aayog added.

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- With inputs from agencies


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