NITI Aayog Meeting: PM Modi calls upon CMs to work together on 'Agriculture and MNREGA'

17 June 2018, 05:49 PM
NITI Aayog meeting: PM Modi assures Centre's assistance to flood-affected states
NITI Aayog meeting: PM Modi assures Centre's assistance to flood-affected states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired the 4th meeting of the Governing Council of the Niti Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan to discuss the implementation of his government’s flagship schemes relating to various sectors.

“Looking forward to the 4th Governing Council meeting of @NITIAayog tomorrow (Sunday). Implementation of key policies relating to a wide range of sectors will be discussed during the meeting,” Modi tweeted on Saturday.

The Governing Council of NITI Aayog is the premier body which looks after the work done in the previous year and deliberates upon the future national development priorities, sectors and strategies.

The day-long meeting was attended by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers from the states, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and senior officials from the Centre.

Here are the Highlights on Niti Aayog 4th Governing Council meet:

# 03:30 PM calls upon Chief Ministers: Narendra Modi urges MP, Bihar, Sikkim, Gujarat, UP, WB and Andhra CMs to work together to make recommendations on coordinated policy approach to 2 subjects of 'agriculture & MNREGA' including both pre-sowing and post-harvest phases.

# 03:30 PM: PM Modi at NITI Aayog 4th Governing Council meet: World expects India to become a $5 trillion dollar economy soon. States are welcome to give fresh ideas to Fin Commission, for incentivizing outcome-based allocations and expenditure correction

#11:50 AM: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu today in NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting raised issues related to state bifurcation, special category status, Polavaram project. Demonetization and GST were also raised.

#10:55 AM: Delhi: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat and UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. It is being chaired by PM Modi.

#10:50 AM: PM hails 'Team India' spirit in policy implementation: PM Modi said that the NITI Aayog Governing Council has approached complex issues of governance as "Team India", in the spirit of cooperative, competitive federalism. He described the smooth rollout and implementation of GST as a prime example of this: Statement

#10:45 AM: PM assures Centre's support to states: PM Modi reiterated that NITI Aayog Governing Council is a platform that can bring about "historic change." He assured CMs from flood-affected States that Centre would provide all assistance to them, to deal with flood situation currently affecting parts of the country: Statement

#10:30 AM: Delhi: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar present at the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog.

#10:20 AM: Delhi: Chaired by PM Modi & consisting of Chief Ministers, Lt. Governors, Union Ministers and Special Invitees, the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog begins.

#10:05 AM: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy & Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh arrive for NITI Aayog governing council meeting. 

#10:00 AM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrive for NITI Aayog governing council meeting. 

#09:50 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates. PM Modi will chair the 4th meeting of Niti Aayog's Governing Council today. During the meeting, several issues, including measures taken to double the income of farmers and progress of Modi government’s flagship schemes such as Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush, will be discussed. Stay with us as we bring you all the latest updates and information about the NITI Aayog meeting.

First Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 08:44 AM

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