Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday chaired the sixth assembly of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog by way of video conferencing, throughout which he stated the inspiration of India’s growth is that the Centre and states work collectively and make cooperative federalism much more significant.
“The foundation of India’s development is that Centre and states work together and head towards a certain direction and make cooperative federalism even more meaningful. Not only this, we have to try to bring competitive, cooperative federalism not only among states but also districts,” he stated.
“In the Covid-19 period, we saw how Centre and states worked together, the nation succeeded and a good image of India was built before the entire world. Today, when we are going to complete 75 years of independence, this Governing Council meet becomes even more significant,” the Prime Minister added.
Highlighting the work accomplished by the BJP authorities previously years, PM Modi stated, “In the past few years, we saw that opening of bank accounts, increase in vaccination and health facilities, free electricity connection, free gas connection to empower the poor has reflected a phenomenal change in their lives.”
On the Union Bidget 2021, the Prime Minister stated, “The positive response received for this year’s Budget has expressed the mood of the nation. The country has made up its mind that it wants to progress rapidly and doesn’t want to lose time. The youth is playing a major role in setting the mood of the nation.”
During the meet, deliberations on agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing, human useful resource growth, service supply on the grassroots stage and well being and vitamin might be taken up.
The sixth assembly can also be witnessing the entry of Ladakh for the primary time, along with the participation of Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory. This time, different UTs headed by directors have additionally been invited to affix.
The Governing Council, which includes PM Modi, chief ministers of states and UTs, legislators and Lieutenant Governors of different UTs, presents a platform to debate inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal points.
Others together with ex-officio members of the Governing Council, Union ministers, Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant, and different senior officers.
Among those that skipped Saturday’s assembly was Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh — state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal was current in his place — and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.