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Delhi-Noida Toll Bridge irregularities should serve as warning about perils of the PPP model

Jul 25, 2016

Delhi-Noida Toll Bridge irregularities should serve as warning about perils of the PPP model

Some PPPs are virtual sell-outs to private interests at public expense; the Delhi-Noida Toll Bridge, popularly known as DND Flyway, is one such example of a corrupt contract that would render the very idea of PPP an anathema #Uttar Pradesh #Delhi #Noida #ConnectTheDots #Planning Commission #Arun Jaitley #Yamuna #Public-private partnership #Delhi-Noida Toll Bridge #DND Flyway #Infrastructure Finance & Leasing Services
At NITI Aayog, no sign of Arvind Panagariya replacing Raghuram Rajan

Jul 13, 2016

At NITI Aayog, no sign of Arvind Panagariya replacing Raghuram Rajan

In the past, ex-RBI governors have taken up assignments in Planning Commission, but never the other way round. Is this, then, a demotion for Panagariya? #Reserve Bank of India #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Planning Commission #Arvind Panagariya #Raghuram Rajan #RBI Governor #Niti Aayog
Urgent attention CEO Amitabh Kant: Please reinvent NITI Aayog before it fails

Jan 08, 2016

Urgent attention CEO Amitabh Kant: Please reinvent NITI Aayog before it fails

Amitabh Kant, one of the top bureaucrats (former secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), as NITI Aayog new chief executive officer (CEO) #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #Amitabh Kant #Niti Aayog #Sidhushree Khullar
'Economic policy has no sense of direction': Manmohan Singh slams Modi for abolishing Planning Commission

Nov 19, 2015

'Economic policy has no sense of direction': Manmohan Singh slams Modi for abolishing Planning Commission

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the country's economic policy has "no sense of direction" after the Modi government decided to scrap the Planning Commission. #Manmohan Singh #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Indira Gandhi #green revolution
Fate of planning process not yet decided, says NITI Aayog CEO

Sep 10, 2015

Fate of planning process not yet decided, says NITI Aayog CEO

Unlike Five Year Plans in the past, there would no allocation of funds by NITI Aayog. #Economy #Planning Commission #TheySaidIt #Sindhushree Khullar #Niti Aayog #Five Year Plans
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