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PM Modi to chair Niti Aayog meeting on roadmap for Viksit Bharat @2047 today

During his meeting with NITI Aayog PM Modi will discuss health, skill development, women empowerment and infrastructure development issues (File Pic. Courtesy ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the eighth governing council meeting of NITI Aayog today on the theme of ‘Viksit Bharat @2047: Role of Team India’ at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan in Delhi.

The Prime Minister will hold a discussion on issues related to health, skill development, women empowerment and infrastructure development, with the goal of making India a developed nation by 2047.

“Eight prominent themes will be discussed during the day-long meeting including Viksit Bharat@2047, thrust on MSMEs, infrastructure and investments, minimising compliances, women empowerment, health and nutrition, skill Development, and Gati Shakti for area development and social infrastructure,” according to a NITI Aayog statement.

“The meeting will see the participation of Chief Ministers/Lt Governors of all States and Union Territories, Union Ministers as ex-officio Members, and the Vice Chairman and Members of NITI Aayog”, the statement added.

The meeting aims to create a roadmap for Viksit Bharat by 2047 in which the Centre and States can work together as Team India. This will play an important role in the international context as India’s socioeconomic growth and transformation can have a positive and multiplier effect on the world at large, the statement explained.

As the world’s fifth-largest economy and the most populous nation, India is at a stage in its economic development trajectory where it can achieve accelerated growth over the next 25 years, the release said.

The themes for today’s meeting were taken up for a round of discussions earlier at the Chief Secretaries Conference attended by the Prime Minister in January this year.

The conference brought together select Secretaries from the Government of India and Chief Secretaries from all States/UTs who proactively participated by sharing thematic best practices and policy insights.

“Wide-ranging stakeholder consultations and brainstorming sessions with subject experts, academia and practitioners were held prior to the conference in order to gain well-rounded grassroots-level perspectives,” the statement explained.

The NITI Aayog further said, “This 8th Governing Council Meeting is also being held in the backdrop of India’s G20 Presidency. India’s G20 motto ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ conveys its civilisational values and its vision of the role of each country in creating the future of our planet.”

“The emerging world has immense hopes for India’s ability to provide values-based leadership and its capacity to deliver development at scale. The Centre and States have played a significant role in achieving this distinctive development trajectory,” Niti Aayog said.

India’s growth is closely interlinked with the growth of States. As mentioned by the Prime Minister in his 76th Independence Day address, ‘When our States grow, India grows’.

This will be the guiding spirit of India’s inclusive and sustainable vision for the next quarter century, the statement added.