Addressing the meeting of Inter-State Council, Rajnath Singh said the NDA government's main focus was to promote federalism--be it cooperative federalism or cooperative federalism through competitive federalism.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today batted for close cooperation between states and the Centre, saying without it, development projects are bound to suffer.
Addressing the meeting of Inter-State Council, Singh said the NDA government's main focus was to promote federalism--be it cooperative federalism or cooperative federalism through competitive federalism.
"We want that the Centre and states, through close and active cooperation and collaboration, formulate development- related policies and implement them.
"It is quite natural to have an adverse impact on execution of development projects if there are differences of opinion between the states as well as between the state and the Centre," he said in the meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief ministers of states, Lieutenant Governor of UTs and several Union ministers.
The Home Minister said the Modi government strongly believes that in the development of the country, both the central and state governments have a significant role.
"Because of this reason, the central government has enhanced fund allocations to the states to a great extent as per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission," he said.
Singh said the creation of NITI Aayog, after disbanding Planning Commission, was part of the strengthening process of cooperative federalism.
He said with the creation of NITI Aayog, the inherent deficiencies of the erstwhile Planning Commission's 'one size fits all' policy has been filled.
"Now every state can formulate and implement schemes as per their respective needs," he said.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.