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Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

May 16, 2015

Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

Niti Aayog's new approach to poverty will define 484 million Indians as poor as against the Rangarajan estimate of 363 million. Its approach is revolutionary and has implications for the future direction and efficacy of anti-poverty programmes #UPA #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #NDA #Poverty line #Niti Aayog #C Rangarajan Committee
Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

Apr 26, 2015

Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

The increase in MSP by this government has admittedly been muted and there is sound economic logic behind it, but sound economic logic does not get traction when emotions are running high. Apart from loan waivers and unthinking MSP increases having a negative impact on the economy, do they really work on the ground in terms of alleviating stress? #Congress #Planning Commission #MSP #Land Bill #debt waiver #farmer crisis
Parliamentary panel suggests dismantling planning ministry

Apr 24, 2015

Parliamentary panel suggests dismantling planning ministry

The panel said it was "at a loss as to understand the deployment and utilisation of such a large corpus, which will be disbursed on the recommendation the NITI Aayog that has replaced the Planning Commission." #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Ministry of Home Affairs #UIDAI #National Population Register #Niti Aayog #Ministry of Planning #National Rainfed Area Authority
India ranks below Bhutan, Sri Lanka in broadband reach: Trai

Apr 17, 2015

India ranks below Bhutan, Sri Lanka in broadband reach: Trai

To promote the use of fixed-line broadband, Trai also proposed that the licence fee on the revenues earned from fixed line should be exempted for five years. #India #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Bhutan #Rahul Khullar #TRAI #Department of Telecom #broadband #National Optical Fibre Network #Wireless Planning Commission
Scam stains famed Chhattisgarh PDS, systemic loot runs into crores

Mar 18, 2015

Scam stains famed Chhattisgarh PDS, systemic loot runs into crores

A month after the general elections were over in May 2014, the state government set about verifying the cards and cancelled 14 lakh of these and suspended 10 junior level officials. #Politics #Economy #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Planning Commission #BPL #PDS #Chhattisgarh #Raman Singh #States #ration cards #Mukhyamantri Khadyann Sahayata Yojana
Finance Commission report: Modi's federalism gets boost with bonanza for states

Feb 25, 2015

Finance Commission report: Modi's federalism gets boost with bonanza for states

The Commission headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor, YV Reddy, has gone a step further beyond the resource sharing recommendations all Finance Commissions do and outlined a new paradigm of Centre-state relations. #Economy #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Planning Commission #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Yashwant Sinha #YV Reddy #NDA #Centre-State Relations #Finance Commission #Niti Aayog #Budget2015
Swine flu outbreak: Blame govt's shamefully low public health expenditure

Feb 19, 2015

Swine flu outbreak: Blame govt's shamefully low public health expenditure

What is emerging in India is slightly worrisome given the poor public health infrastructure and awareness in most of the badly affected states. #Barack Obama #Manmohan Singh #GDP #Planning Commission #WHO #Swine flu #Margaret Chan #Tamiflu
NITI Aayog's first meet: No clear development agenda for Congress CMs

Feb 09, 2015

NITI Aayog's first meet: No clear development agenda for Congress CMs

The first meeting of the governing council definitely has failed to give any clarity to the NITI Aayog's role in development planning #Narendra Modi #Tarun Gogoi #Planning Commission #Oommen Chandy #Niti Aayog #governing council meeting
Forget all differences for growth, investment, jobs: Modi urges CMs at NITI meet

Feb 09, 2015

Forget all differences for growth, investment, jobs: Modi urges CMs at NITI meet

At NITI Aagoy meet exhorting Chief Ministers to personally monitor factors slowing projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked states to bury differences to boost growth, create jobs and revive investment cycle. #Prime Minister #Kerala #Assam #Tarun Gogoi #Planning Commission #PM #Himachal Pradesh #UP #Modi #Oommen Chandy #Akhilesh Yadav #Virbhadra Singh #CMS #sabka saath #sabka vikas #Niti Aayog #NITI
NITI Aayog should continue to fix plan allocations: Chandy

Feb 08, 2015

NITI Aayog should continue to fix plan allocations: Chandy

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the Aayog should continue with the function performed by the Planning Commission of determining, in consultation with the finance ministry and state governments, the amount of resources to be made available to the states for Plan and Budget preparation. #Economy #Narendra Modi #Kerala #Planning Commission #TheySaidIt #Oommen Chandy #Nabard #States #Jan Dhan Yojana #Niti Aayog #Beti Bachao Abhiyan