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NITI Aayog rankings: Haryana’s Mewat is India’s most backward district

Of the 101 districts that have signed up for the Centre’s ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme so far, Andhra’s Vizianagaram performs best.
A child in Maharashtra | Representational image | Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

This is how India plans to track aspiration in its backward districts

PM Modi last month called for concerted efforts to bring transformation in the ‘aspirational districts’ by April this year.
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Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant

This edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw CEO, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Chairman of the Bajaj Group Rahul Bajaj. Mr Kant spoke on a range of issues including Make in India to real estate reforms and relations with China to the controversial anti-corruption law. The event was held in Pune on 23 May 2017. Also Read: Air India is next on disinvestment list — Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant Amitabh Kant (L); Rahul Bajaj (C); Shekhar Gupta (R) Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant A light moment Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant Satish Mehta, Founder, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant AN Roy, former Director General of Police, Maharashtra with his wife Off The Cuff with Amitabh Kant Rashmi Shukla, Pune Police Commissioner (second from right); Varsha Chordia, Vice-President, Pune Biennale Foundation (R)  

TALK POINT: What is the future of Make in India in the new era of robots replacing humans in factories?

Maruti Suzuki has one robot for every four factory workers. Firms like Eicher and Bajaj also use robots in a quest for efficiency and cost-cutting. About 100 mln Indians enter the workforce every month. Has India entered the manufacturing race too late? We ask experts Manish Sabharwal, Amitabh Kant, R.C. Bhargava.

Air India is next on disinvestment list — Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant

From Make in India to real estate reforms and relations with China to the controversial anti-corruption law, Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant addressed a wide range of pressing concerns at OTC. ThePrint TEAM

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.