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Highlights of initiatives under NITI Aayog

News and Press Release - Dated:- 2-6-2017 - NITI Ayog, The National Institution for Transforming India, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Ayog has emerged as the premier policy Think Tank of the Government of India fostering the spirit of cooperative federalism under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Ever since its inception the institution has taken a series of initiatives aimed at giving a push to the economy and transforming t .....

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olicy and action as a part of a National Development Agenda is also being worked upon. The 3-year Action Agenda for 2017-18 to 2019-20, aligned to the predictability of financial resources during the 14th Finance Commission Award period, has been completed and will be submitted before the Hon ble PM on April 23rd at the 3rd Governing Council Meeting II. Reforms in Agriculture: a. Model Land Leasing Law Taking note of increasing incidents of leasing in and out of land and suboptimal use of land w .....

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g legislations to enact their land leasing laws for agriculture. b. Reforms of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act NITI Aayog consulted with the States on 21 October 2016 on three critical reforms - (i) Agricultural marketing reforms (ii) Felling and transit laws for tree produce grown at private land (iii) Agricultural land leasing Subsequently, Model APMC Act version 2 prepared. States are being consulted to adopt APMC Act version 2. c. Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly R .....

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mentation of various agricultural reforms. The State has implemented most of the marketing reforms and offers the best environment for undertaking agri-business among all the States and UTs. Gujarat ranks second with a score of 71.50 out of 100, closely followed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Almost two third States have not been able to reach even the halfway mark of reforms score, in the year 2016-17. The index aims to induce a healthy competition between States and percolate best practices .....

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ic, micro enterprises and other stakeholders was prepared. Appropriate literature in print and multimedia was prepared on the subject for widespread dissemination. Presentations/ interactions were organized by NITI Aayog for training and capacity building of various Ministries/Departments of Government of India, representatives of State/UTs, Trade and Industry Bodies as well as all other stakeholders. b. NITI Aayog also constituted a Committee of Chief Ministers on Digital Payments on 30th Novem .....

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an Dhan accounts to digital platform. d. Cashback and referral bonus schemes were launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 14.4.2017 to promote the use of digital payments through the BHIM App. e. Niti Aayog also launched two incentive schemes to to promote digital payments across all sections of society - the Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana -Over 16 lakh consumers and merchants have won ₹ 256 crore under these two schemes . f. Digi Dhan Melas were also held for 100 da .....

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g to establish 500 ATLs in schools across India, where students can design and make small prototypes to solve challenges they see around them, using rapid prototyping technologies that have emerged in recent years. b. Atal Incubation Centres (AICs): AIM will provide financial support of ₹ 10 crore and capacity buidling for setting AICs across India, which will help startups expand quicker and enable innovation-entrepreneurship, in core sectors such as manufacturing, transport, energy, educ .....

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titive and cooperative federalism.. VII. Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Schemes: Based on the recommendations of this Sub-Group, a Cabinet note was prepared by NITI Aayog which was approved by the Cabinet on 3rd August, 2016. Among several key decision, the sub-group led to the rationalization of the existing CSSs into 28 umbrella schemes. VIII. Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Constituted by NITI Aayog on 9th March, 2015, the Sub-Gro .....

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Skill Development X. Task Force on Elimination of Poverty in India: Constituted on 16th March, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, the report of the Task Force was finalized and submitted to Hon ble Prime Minister on 11th July, 2016. The report of the Task Force primarily focusses on issues of measurement of poverty and strategies to combat poverty. Regarding estimation of poverty, the report of the Task Force states that a consensus in favour of eith .....

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ment intensive sustained rapid growth and effective implementation of anti-poverty programs. XI. Task Force on Agriculture Development: The Task Force on Agricultural development was constituted on 16th March, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. The Task Force based on its works prepared an occasional paper entitled Raising Agricultural Productivity and Making Farming Remunerative for Farmers focusing on 5 critical areas of Indian Agriculture. These a .....

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