Piyush Goyal says railways to get cracking on harvesting rainwater at stations, hails Network18's Mission Paani initiative
Union minister Piyush Goyal, in a recent interview with CNN-News18, said the Indian Railways would "get cracking" on rainwater harvesting at stations.
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension up to June 2021 as Cabinet's appointments panel gives nod
He was appointed as the CEO of the NITI Aayog on 17 February 2016, for a fixed two-year term.
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Kant said that India is the only country in the world with over a billion mobile connections and biometrics
Kant said that when non-NDA ruled states like Karnataka and West Bengal are claiming that jobs are being created, then it was not possible that at all India level, employment is not being generated
Supreme Court scraps NPA circular: Govt, RBI will have to bring new rules, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
The government and the Reserve Bank will have to bring in a new set of regulations to ensure that borrowers repay their debt on time following the Supreme Court striking down an earlier rule of the monetary authority, NITI Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant said on Wednesday
Kant said there is a need to boost investment in the agriculture sector as well as to introduce new technology and market reforms.
IBM to collaborate with Central and state governments to train over 1 million female students in 3 years
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the program is not about conducting technical training session, but to focus on the basics of critical thinking, life skills
E-commerce revolutionised retail sector, will play major role in India growth story: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
Kant noted that driven by the growth in India's retail market, the country's GDP will also witness an increase and result in more job opportunities
Unemployment crisis in India: Why BJP's 2014 election manifesto promising jobs has remained only a political document
National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), a central agency tasked with carrying out large-scale surveys, has found unemployment in the country at a 45-year high of 6.1 percent in a recent report
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, who had previously mounted a defence of lowering of UPA-era GDP growth rates, at a press conference on Thursday said the report cited by the newspaper "is not finalised. It is a draft report".
Congress mourns death of National Statistical Commission, will remembers its fight to release 'untainted' GDP data: P Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said the party mourns the death of the National Statistical Commission and will remember its valiant fight to release 'untainted' GDP data and employment data
Two members of National Statistical Commission quit; PC Mohanan and JV Meenakshi resign over disagreement with govt
Two independent members of the National Statistical Commission, PC Mohanan and JV Meenakshi, have resigned over a disagreement with the government on certain issues, an official said on Tuesday.
Investments in December quarter dive to more than a decade low on concerns of bad debt, 2019 general election
The plunge in the investments is mainly attributed to concerns of rising bad debt and policy confusion ahead of the general elections in 2019.
High growth rate in manufacturing on sustainable basis a doable challenge, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
On a sectoral basis, growth in the manufacturing gross value added has to be 14.6 percent year after year, Kant said.
Indian telecom sector brutally challenging, yet offers ample opportunities, says senior govt official
Sundararajan said $100 billion sectoral investment enshrined in the national digital communications policy is not an over-estimate.
Kant stated that 30 percent of urban and 70 percent of rural water comes from groundwater, which is depleting rapidly.
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Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), which is an indicator of investment in the economy, has also been going down steadily – from 34.31 percent of GDP in 2011-12 to 28.5 percent in 2017-18
Kant said that there is an urgent need to restructure entire existing public-private partnership (PPP) framework as there are delays in the completion of infrastructure projects due to disputes
Speaking at The Economist India Summit in Mumbai, Kant highlighted the need for establishing commercial courts in the lower courts for expediting the process.