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Aug 10, 2017 11:18 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Narendra Modi to include young entrepreneurs' views in policy-making

The meeting is set to see issues such as private sector job creation, income expansion, innovation, government assistance on ease of doing business and policy and development of innovative technology.

Narendra Modi-led government is keen to include young voices of entrepreneurs, startup founders, and CEOs in the policy making process.

The government's think tank NITI Aayog has nominated names of 150 young entrepreneurs who will have two meetings with Prime Minister, according to The Economic Times.

The first meeting is scheduled for August 17 and the next one will be on August 22.

The entrepreneurs will discuss issues such as private sector job creation, income expansion, innovation, government assistance on ease of doing business and policy and development of innovative technology.

“For further accelerating the growth process as well as realising the vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, it is imperative that the dynamism, resources and innovative spirit of the leaders in private sector is focused towards the emerging opportunities and challenges in the Indian economy,” NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said in a letter addressed to the shortlisted candidates, as reported by ET.

The participants have been selected from all over India and across various sectors.

The shortlisted individuals would be divided into six groups based on following themes — New India 2022, Digital India, Emerging a Sustainable Tomorrow, Health and Nutrition, Education and Skill Development, and Soft Power.

The CEOs will also convey their ideas on Cities of Tomorrow, World Class Infrastructure, Doubling Farmers’ Income, Make in India and Financial Sector Reforms.

Each group would try to come up with an action plan on the given theme. This intends to elaborate on desired policy interventions by central and state governments.
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