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File photo: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.(ANI)

Sustained economic growth is key to India’s future': NITI Aayog CEO

By Jaykishan Sharma, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 05:44 PM IST
  • He added that pushing India towards a high growth trajectory is a key challenge.
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.(ANI)
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.(ANI)

PLI scheme should lead India towards innovation: Amitabh Kant

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Speaking at a virtual interactive session at BioAsia 2021, Kant said some studies have indicated that the earlier scheme of 200 per cent tax incentive on Research and Development activities has been "misused".
CEO of NITI AAYOG, Amitabh Kant hailed the Union Budget 2021-22(Ramesh Pathania/Mint Archive)
CEO of NITI AAYOG, Amitabh Kant hailed the Union Budget 2021-22(Ramesh Pathania/Mint Archive)

‘Will accelerate recovery, give direction': NITI Aayog CEO lauds 'superb' budget

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Terming the Budget "very practical, rational and progressive", he said it was most important to note that the taxes were not tampered with and no new were imposed.
Congress leader P Chidambaram(Ajay Aggarwal/HT photo)
Congress leader P Chidambaram(Ajay Aggarwal/HT photo)

P Chidambaram takes a dig at NITI Aayog CEO, says ‘there is too much bureaucracy’

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Taking a veiled dig at NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s reported comments on the issue of democracy, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said there is too much “bureaucracy” in the country.
Kant said that many more reforms were needed – across logistics and power, for example.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
Kant said that many more reforms were needed – across logistics and power, for example.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)

Tough reforms difficult in India, says Niti Aayog CEO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:51 AM IST
“Tough reforms are very difficult in the Indian context. We are too much of a democracy. For the first time, the government has had the courage and determination to carry out hard-headed reforms across sectors,” said Amitabh Kant.
Amitabh Kant
Amitabh Kant

Tough reforms difficult in India, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:19 PM IST
Amitabh Kant said that the agriculture sector needed to be reformed, and argued that the mandis, or government controlled market yards, were not being done away with
The compendium was released by Niti Aayog member V K Paul and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.(ANI)
The compendium was released by Niti Aayog member V K Paul and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.(ANI)

Niti releases compendium on Covid practices by states/UTs

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:52 PM IST
The compendium was released by Niti Aayog member V K Paul and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
The peak in digital mode of payments by users has come amid the coronavirus phase, as also the festive season began in the country.(Hindustan Times)
The peak in digital mode of payments by users has come amid the coronavirus phase, as also the festive season began in the country.(Hindustan Times)

UPI payments grow 80% in a year with over 2 billion payments: NITI Aayog CEO

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 01:37 PM IST
As per Kant, the transaction volume has grown 80 per cent in a year’s time as there were 1.14 billion payments made through UPI in October last year.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant during a virtual session at the HT Tourism Conclave.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant during a virtual session at the HT Tourism Conclave.

Tourism likely to flourish post-Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:06 AM IST
The tourism ministry has cited Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) estimates to suggest that the loss of revenue to tourism can range between Rs 72,000 crore and Rs 1.58 lakh crores in 2020-21.
Twenty three-year-old Saurav Kishan is a final year MBBS student in China and started uploading YouTube covers of Mohd Rafi songs during the lockdown
Twenty three-year-old Saurav Kishan is a final year MBBS student in China and started uploading YouTube covers of Mohd Rafi songs during the lockdown

Social Media Star: Meet Saurav Kishan, the YouTube cover singer of Mohd Rafi songs

Hindustan Times | By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Our weekly award to the 23-year-old whose songs have made the internet fall in love with his voice.
The redeveloped hubs will be called ‘Railopolis’, according to the railways. It will lease the land out for 60 years for commercial purposes. (Photo @RailMinIndia)
The redeveloped hubs will be called ‘Railopolis’, according to the railways. It will lease the land out for 60 years for commercial purposes. (Photo @RailMinIndia)

Will levy user charge to redevelop railway stations, says Niti Aayog CEO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 07:27 PM IST
The charge will be applicable at all major stations where the footfall of passengers is going to see an increase over the next five years, said Niti Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant.
Passengers will be benefitted from the privatisation of the railways, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.(PTI)
Passengers will be benefitted from the privatisation of the railways, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.(PTI)

Railway privatisation a win-win situation, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 05:38 PM IST
“It is like when private banks were set up in India. So many private players started participating in the banking sector. But that didn’t lead SBI to shut,” Kant said on the privatisation of the railways.
In a press briefing Thursday, Yadav said the Railways keeps a record of all the deaths that occur on its premises under three separate heads -- consequential accidents, trespassing and untoward incidents.(Reuters)
In a press briefing Thursday, Yadav said the Railways keeps a record of all the deaths that occur on its premises under three separate heads -- consequential accidents, trespassing and untoward incidents.(Reuters)

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

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav’s clarification came days after Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant took note of the Railways’ claim and questioned the reliability of the data, pointing out that over thousands deaths occur in Mumbai suburban section every year.
Amitabh Kant CEO NITI AAYOG, Photographed by 2nd Feb 2017(Ramesh Pathania/Mint Archive)
Amitabh Kant CEO NITI AAYOG, Photographed by 2nd Feb 2017(Ramesh Pathania/Mint Archive)

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant hails ‘Transparent Taxation’ platform

New Delhi | By Livemint
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a new platform to honour “honest income tax payers” in the country.
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant(HT Photo)
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant(HT Photo)

Robust online dispute resolution can facilitate affordable justice delivery, ease of doing biz: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said ODR is a fast-evolving dispute resolution mechanism that uses technology not just to aid, but to proactively assist efficient and affordable justice delivery.
According to the Union health ministry data, the country recorded 311 new deaths in the 24-hour period till Sunday morning(PTI)
According to the Union health ministry data, the country recorded 311 new deaths in the 24-hour period till Sunday morning(PTI)

Need for adequate testing, aggressive containment by states to manage Covid crisis: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 08:10 PM IST
With 9,195 fatalities till Sunday, India is the ninth worst-hit nation in terms of Covid-19 deaths, while the highest spike of 11,929 cases took the tally to over 3.20 lakh, of which over half have recovered from the disease.
At least 12,500 users, who downloaded the Aarogya Setu, have detected positive for COVID-19 so far.(PTI)
At least 12,500 users, who downloaded the Aarogya Setu, have detected positive for COVID-19 so far.(PTI)

Aarogya Setu app alerted govt to 300 ‘emerging hotspots’ which could have been missed out: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Since its launch on April 2 this year, over 96 million people have registered with the Aarogya Setu health care application, which has become the fastest mobile app to reach 50 million users globally and will be one of the fastest entrant to the 100 million club.
A similar situation is being witnessed in PPEs, where for a total requirement of over 20 million PPEs, 35 domestic manufacturers have stepped up to fulfil the demand, supplying 13 million PPEs(AFP)
A similar situation is being witnessed in PPEs, where for a total requirement of over 20 million PPEs, 35 domestic manufacturers have stepped up to fulfil the demand, supplying 13 million PPEs(AFP)

Enable Make in India to become the new normal, writes Amitabh Kant

By Amitabh Kant
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Indian entrepreneurs quickly recalibrated to produce vital supplies to combat Covid-19, showing their potential
There are various laboratories under the department of biotechnology and council of scientific and industrial research that are into genetic sequencing of the Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.(AFP)
There are various laboratories under the department of biotechnology and council of scientific and industrial research that are into genetic sequencing of the Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.(AFP)

Indigenous tests kits to be ready by mid-May: Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Covid-19 update: The science and technology ministry is working on a number of other projects in the field of diagnostics, therapeutics or vaccine against the novel viral infection.
The number of cases in India continues to grow, but the curve is not, by any stretch, an exponential one.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
The number of cases in India continues to grow, but the curve is not, by any stretch, an exponential one.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The number of coronavirus cases in India continues to grow, but the curve is not, by any stretch, an exponential one.
India has been under lockdown since March 25 to combat the spread of coronavirus, which has infected more than 29,000  people in the country.(PTI)
India has been under lockdown since March 25 to combat the spread of coronavirus, which has infected more than 29,000  people in the country.(PTI)

Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad among 15 high Covid load places: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Other high case load places that are “critical” in the battle against Covid-19 include -- Vadodara , Kurnool, Bhopal , Jodhpur, Agra, Thane, Chennai and Surat.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant took to Twitter and lauded the “Indian innovation”.(Twitter/@amitabhk87)
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant took to Twitter and lauded the “Indian innovation”.(Twitter/@amitabhk87)

Tackling Covid-19: Bengaluru firm creates affordable ventilators that need no electricity

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Priced at around Rs 2,500, the ventilator is the cheapest of its kind in the world, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant(File photo)
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant(File photo)

Curbs will disrupt the supply chain, change nature of jobs: Niti Aayog CEO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 09:57 AM IST
In the wake of the nationwide lockdown enforced to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Saturday said that India’s supply chain will get “massively disrupted” and that the nature of work too will change
People wait in a queue for food at due to nationwide Covid-19 lockdown(Keshav Singh/HT)
People wait in a queue for food at due to nationwide Covid-19 lockdown(Keshav Singh/HT)

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant writes to NGOs, asks them to take grains to feed people from FCI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 06:50 PM IST
NITI Aayog chief executive officer Ambitabh Kant said NGOs should approach the district collector or FCI for the grains
Several meeting have been held between senior bureaucrats and international organisations, highlighting the sense of urgency in the Narendra Modi government to tackle the coronavirus crisis.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Several meeting have been held between senior bureaucrats and international organisations, highlighting the sense of urgency in the Narendra Modi government to tackle the coronavirus crisis.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)

How high-level group formed by govt has stepped up Covid-19 fight

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 05:00 PM IST
The empowered group on “Coordinating with Private Sector, NGOs, and International Organisations for COVID-19-related Response Activities”, is chaired by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
Replying to a question on the economic growth figures, which are among the lowest in recent years, Kant said these were short-term indicators and that India was on track to be a USD 5 trillion economy.(PTI File Photo)
Replying to a question on the economic growth figures, which are among the lowest in recent years, Kant said these were short-term indicators and that India was on track to be a USD 5 trillion economy.(PTI File Photo)

‘India’s story has just begun’: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 09:08 AM IST
India, after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), was on its way to become one of the most formalised economies of the world, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.
The two initiatives dovetail with India’s “Act East” policy and South Korea’s “New Southern Policy” and are aimed at giving fresh impetus to economic and security ties.(HT image)
The two initiatives dovetail with India’s “Act East” policy and South Korea’s “New Southern Policy” and are aimed at giving fresh impetus to economic and security ties.(HT image)

India, South Korea look to boost business, defence ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 01:36 PM IST
People familiar with developments said Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, the Indian government’s policy think tank, and Lee Ho-seung, advisor on economic affairs to the South Korean president, will lead the dialogue in Delhi on October 24.
Deepika Padukone with NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant(Picture: Amitabh Kant/Instagram)
Deepika Padukone with NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant(Picture: Amitabh Kant/Instagram)

Malavika Sangghvi: Praise for the Padukones

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 01:01 AM IST
When the dapper St Stephen‘s alumnus Amitabh Kant, CEO of the all-powerful NITI Aayog, chose to commend actress Deepika Padukone on the occasion of World Mental Health Day for her work with her The Live Love Laugh Foundation, it certainly carried weight.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles (EV) and its components like batteries to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power.(PTI file photo)
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles (EV) and its components like batteries to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power.(PTI file photo)

India has game plan for electric vehicles: NITI Aayog CEO

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 06:52 PM IST
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the country’s EV focus should mainly be on two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles and public transport.
A degree-granting mechanism could be one of its ingredients.(Getty Images)
A degree-granting mechanism could be one of its ingredients.(Getty Images)

Panel calls for upgrading e-learning platform to virtual university

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:43 AM IST
The proposal is part of the ministry’s five-year vision plan called Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme. Experts such as government think tank NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, former bureaucrat Hasmukh Adhia and ex-Isro chief K Kasturirangan have prepared the plan along with top HRD ministry officials.
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