NITI Aayog releases ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’ document

Today, December 19th, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and NITI Aayog, the government run think tank, released the much anticipated ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’

The document covers four sections: drivers, infrastructure, inclusion and governance.

Selected recommendations include:

  • Increase the investment rate as measured by gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) from the present 29% to 36% of GDP by 2022.
  • Successfully implementing the Ayushman Bharat programme including the establishment of 150,000 health and wellness centres across the country, and rolling out the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan (PM-JAY).
  • Launch a mission “Explore in India” by revamping minerals exploration and licensing policy.
  • Develop an IT-enabled platformfor integrating different modes of transport and promoting multi-modal anddigitized mobility.
  • Successfully implementing the Ayushman Bharat programme including the establishment of 150,000 health and wellness centres across the country, and rolling out the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan (PM-JAY).
  • As already done in rural areas, give a huge push to affordable housing in urban areas to improve workers’ living conditions and ensure equity while providing a strong impetus to economic growth
  • Expand the scope of Swachh Bharat Mission to cover initiatives for landfills, plastic waste andmunicipal waste and generating wealth from waste

“The overarching focus of the strategy document is to further improve the policy environment in which private investors and other stakeholders can contribute their fullest towards achieving the goals set out for New India 2022 and propel India towards a $5 trillion economy by 2030″ The Hindu

 

You can access the full document here: Strategy_for_New_India

You can access the presentations from the release ceremony here: Strategy_for_New_India@75_Dec_19

You can read the press release here: Press release

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