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The NITI Aayog office in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Push for nutri-cereals, export boost — the NITI Aayog tips to tackle foodgrain surplus

NITI Aayog has called for at least a 20-25% increase in export of foodgrain production in the coming years & enumerated multiple benefits of crop diversification.
A primary school in New Delhi

4-hr playtime, identifying 3 crore out-of-school kids — Niti Aayog lays roadmap for education

Delineating a roadmap for the National Education Policy, the Niti Aayog made the suggestions to states to improve education levels.
Representational image of an Indian child being measured for malnutrition

Modi govt’s POSHAN scheme needs attention, states used only 40% funds, NITI Aayog says

Govt think-tank’s report also says Ayushman Bharat scheme could miss key 2022 target, highlights Covid lesson that health surveillance can spot outbreaks early.
NITI Aayog in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

This is NITI Aayog’s blueprint to make India a global manufacturing hub

After consultations with the Centre and states, Niti Aayog has prepared a roadmap to make India a manufacturing hub, and build physical infrastructure in the country.

High time India gets out of election mode, allows elected govts to function, says Patnaik

Speaking at Niti Aayog's Governing Council meeting, the Odisha CM said in a democracy, govts work for people beyond party lines and India must introspect on this.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with ministers and officials during the Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog, on 20 February 2021

Govt has to give representation to private sector for economic progress, says PM Modi

Speaking at the NITI Aayog meeting, PM Modi also said the Centre and states need to work closely for the nation's progress.
An Indian Railways goods train | Photo: ANI

Railways to monetise assets worth Rs 54,000 cr to raise funds, has identified projects, land

List of projects identified for monetisation will be submitted to the NITI Aayog by next week. The railway ministry has been told to expeditiously take up projects for monetisation.
NITI Aayog in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘1 District, 1 Product’ export scheme, farm reforms on govt, NITI blueprint to push growth

PM Modi will chair NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meet on 20 February. His govt’s new blueprint for growth & development will be discussed.
A policeman is vaccinated in Madhya Pradesh | Representational image: ANI

No emergency use nod to any more Covid vaccines ‘for a few months’ — NITI Aayog’s VK Paul

Govt’s priority is to vaccinate 30 crore people identified as vulnerable, so no private sales before sufficient stockpile is available, says Dr V.K. Paul.
Supreme Court of India

How do SC, NGT judgments impact the economy? NITI Aayog commissions study to find out

Study was commissioned 1.5 years ago to CUTS International, but was delayed due to pandemic. Many judges, lawyers & civil servants say it’s necessary.

On Camera

Assam's tea workers | Frank Busch/Flickr

Only BJP has a plan for Assam’s tea workers. But 5 yrs showed Sonowal didn’t have the will

There are 30-lakh tea garden workers in Assam, but they continue to be on the margins even though Assam’s Republic Day tableau called them the state’s ‘backbone’.
Udaan has taken 80% of the business-to-business e-commerce market in India in 5 years | Udaan.com

Forget Mukesh Ambani vs Bezos, kirana king Udaan is the new kid to beat in India’s retail war

Udaan has taken 80% of B2B e-commerce market, delivering goods it stocks in 200 warehouses to more than 17 lakh retail stores in 900 cities every day.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.