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  • Investment in social sectors crucial for sustained economic growth: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Nov 12, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Investment in social sectors crucial for sustained economic growth: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant also expressed concern about the state of nutrition among children as he pointed out that it is happening because of lack of "convergence" between various departments.

  • India can become world's edtech capital: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Oct 22, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    India can become world's edtech capital: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant said affordable internet connectivity and technology-based infrastructure are the only ways to enhance the education sector in the country.

  • India only G20 nation well on track to achieve Paris agreement goal: Amitabh Kant Oct 19, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    India only G20 nation well on track to achieve Paris agreement goal: Amitabh Kant

    Addressing 'Schneider Innovation India summit 2021' virtually, Kant said India introduced the faster adoption of electric mobility policy which is facilitating India’s transition to clean mobility.

  • Niti Aayog Vice Chairman emphasises need to reduce carbon footprint in urbanisation Sep 16, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    Niti Aayog Vice Chairman emphasises need to reduce carbon footprint in urbanisation

    Releasing a report on 'Reforms In Urban Planning', Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said there is a compelling need to plug the gaps in urban-planning capacity in the country.

  • Interview | We have a number of assets in advanced stages of bidding: Amitabh Kant Sep 01, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Interview | We have a number of assets in advanced stages of bidding: Amitabh Kant

    In an exclusive interaction with Moneycontrol NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant reveals why the government did not include non-core assets in the asset monetization pipeline, and why he is hopeful of private sector participation across sectors.

  • India’s new drone rules perfect example of agile approach to regulations: Amitabh Kant Aug 28, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    India’s new drone rules perfect example of agile approach to regulations: Amitabh Kant

    NITI Aayog CEO says the present changes can greatly help in making India a global drone hub by 2030

  • National Monetisation Pipeline: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant says lease duration will be different for various assets Aug 23, 2021 10:16 PM IST

    National Monetisation Pipeline: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant says lease duration will be different for various assets

    The objective of National Monetisaton Pipeline is to "have enhanced capex spending", Amitabh Kant said, adding that the programme should not be mistaken for privatisation, as the ownership continues to remain with the government.

  • FM Sitharaman launches National Monetisation Pipeline scheme, to monetise assets worth Rs 6 lakh crore by 2024-25 Aug 23, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    FM Sitharaman launches National Monetisation Pipeline scheme, to monetise assets worth Rs 6 lakh crore by 2024-25

    NMP will help improve liquidity to increase expenditure in infrastructure by the government, said FM Sitharaman.

  • Amitabh Kant and RS Sharma—two bureaucrats Modi government cannot do without Jun 30, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    Amitabh Kant and RS Sharma—two bureaucrats Modi government cannot do without

    Senior government officials describe the longevity of these two bureaucrats as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s insistence on “policy continuity” in key government bodies.

  • Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant's tenure extended by one year Jun 29, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant's tenure extended by one year

    "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension in tenure of Shri Amitabh Kant CEO of Niti Aayog for a further period of one year beyond 30.06.2021 i.e., up to 30.06. 2022," it said in a statement.

  • COVID huge opportunity of hope, change which can be tackled by science & tech: Amitabh Kant May 28, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    COVID huge opportunity of hope, change which can be tackled by science & tech: Amitabh Kant

    'COVID-19 has destroyed normal life and disrupted economic activities, but it is also a huge opportunity of hope, change and a promise of a better future.

  • India has ‘bright future’ in global supply chain: Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Apr 16, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    India has ‘bright future’ in global supply chain: Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that if you don’t control the critical components you could be left holding the negative end of the supply chain… with PPE, vaccines and critical drugs unavailable, Indra Nooyi noted.

  • India well-positioned to become global leader in AI: Amitabh Kant Apr 05, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    India well-positioned to become global leader in AI: Amitabh Kant

    Kant said AI has been catalysing leadership in the last few years and it is a game changer.

  • Industrial activities may gather further momentum on rise in govt capex, vaccination drive: Amitabh Kant Mar 24, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Industrial activities may gather further momentum on rise in govt capex, vaccination drive: Amitabh Kant

    Addressing a virtual event organised by the UK India Business Council, Amitabh Kant further said India did suffer a massive impact due to COVID-19 across the economy and society.

  • Sustained economic growth key to India's future, critical for security reasons: NITI Aayog CEO Mar 13, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Sustained economic growth key to India's future, critical for security reasons: NITI Aayog CEO

    Economic Growth is expected to rebound about 5.5 per cent after (-)3.5 per cent in 2020 which has been the worst since post-World War, Kant said, adding that pushing India towards a high growth trajectory was a key challenge.

  • CERA Week: India's energy investments to touch $150 billion per year in next ten years, says IEA Mar 04, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    CERA Week: India's energy investments to touch $150 billion per year in next ten years, says IEA

    India has lined up massive investment plants in renewables, creating a gas-based economy and also expanding its refinery sector to meet the growing demand.

  • PLI Scheme should lead India towards innovation: Amitabh Kant Feb 23, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    PLI Scheme should lead India towards innovation: Amitabh Kant

    Speaking at a virtual interactive session at BioAsia 2021, Amitabh Kant said some studies have indicated that the earlier scheme of 200 percent tax incentive on Research and Development activities has been "misused".

  • Budget 2021: PM Modi to interact with leading economists on January 8 Jan 06, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Budget 2021: PM Modi to interact with leading economists on January 8

    The meeting, being organised by the government think tank NITI Aayog will be held virtually and will also be attended by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

  • Aim of PLI scheme is to ensure India can become a champion in 10 sectors: Amitabh Kant Dec 12, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    Aim of PLI scheme is to ensure India can become a champion in 10 sectors: Amitabh Kant

    Speaking at the FICCI AGM, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said the PLI scheme will be a gamechanger for the sectors.

  • India's private credit-to-GDP ratio lowest among peers; government working on framework for credit push: Amitabh Kant Dec 12, 2020 12:46 PM IST

    India's private credit-to-GDP ratio lowest among peers; government working on framework for credit push: Amitabh Kant

    Addressing a virtual event organised by the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), Amitabh Kant said credit scenario in India in recent years for a greater part has been seen as a drag on the economy.

  • 'Too much of democracy' in India, difficult to carry out reforms: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Dec 08, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    'Too much of democracy' in India, difficult to carry out reforms: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    Addressing a virtual event organised by Swarajya magazine, Kant said for the first time, the Centre has carried out hard reforms across sectors, including mining, coal, labour, agriculture, and the next wave of reforms must be pushed by the states.

  • NITI Aayog sets up India's first Cloud Innovation Centre with AWS Oct 19, 2020 10:57 PM IST

    NITI Aayog sets up India's first Cloud Innovation Centre with AWS

    The NITI Aayog says CIC with AWS will enable in bringing together government stakeholders, start-ups, and local organisations to help innovate and create new approaches to solving problems

  • Private trains: Competition to boost efficiency, reduce fares, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Sep 17, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Private trains: Competition to boost efficiency, reduce fares, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    Railways, highways and airports are drivers of growth and this is the right time for these measures to counter the COVID-19 setback, says Amitabh Kant.

  • Gujarat tops Niti Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020 Aug 26, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Gujarat tops Niti Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020

    Speaking at the launch of the report Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said rapid growth of exports is a crucial component for long-term economic growth.

  • After NITI's questions, Railways says 29K-30K died due to ‘trespassing, untoward incidents' in 3 years Aug 20, 2020 06:21 PM IST

    After NITI's questions, Railways says 29K-30K died due to ‘trespassing, untoward incidents' in 3 years

    After Yadav's briefing, the Railways issued a statement saying that while more than 8 billion passengers travelled by trains last year, there were zero passenger fatalities due to accidents.

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