PM's interaction with economists at NITI Aayog

Published By : Admin | February 6, 2015 | 16:43 IST
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted with eminent economists at NITI Aayog. This was the Prime Minister`s first visit to NITI Aayog. 


In his opening remarks, the Prime Minister noted that one of the objectives of NITI Aayog was to establish a dynamic institutional mechanism where eminent individuals outside the Government system could contribute to policy making. 

Setting the tone for the interaction, the Prime Minister emphasized on the need for cooperative federalism, and added that he favoured healthy competition for development among states. 

The Prime Minister said India must develop fast, taking advantage of current global environment, to meet the aspirations of the people. The Prime Minister spoke of the Government`s recent initiatives, including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, direct cash transfer of LPG subsidy, and Swachh Bharat.


The Prime Minister said he looked forward to the interaction and suggestions from the eminent gathering. 

The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Shri Arvind Panagariya also made brief opening remarks. 

The economists present at the interaction were Shri Vijay Kelkar, Shri Nitin Desai, Shri Bimal Jalan, Shri Rajiv Lall, Shri R. Vaidyanathan, Shri Subir Gokarn, Shri Parthasarathi Shome, Shri P. Balakrishnan, Shri Rajiv Kumar, Shri Ashok Gulati, Shri Mukesh Butani and Shri G.N. Bajpai. 

The economists emphasized on the need for the Government to work towards high growth, predictable tax regime, fiscal prudence and rapid infrastructure development. A large number of other suggestions were also made on various sectors of the economy. 

Shri Bibek Debroy and Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Members and CEO, NITI Aayog attended the meeting. Cabinet Secretary, Secretaries of Ministry of Finance, Chief Economic Adviser and other senior officers of the PMO and NITI Aayog were also present. 

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PM visits AIIMS Bilaspur
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi visited AIIMS, Bilaspur today.

The Prime Minister arrived at the C-Block of the hospital building. Then, he observed a demonstration of the 3D model of the AIIMS, Bilaspur campus and proceeded to the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the inauguration of the institution. The Prime Minister walked through the CT Scan Centre and Emergency & Trauma areas of the hospital.

The Prime Minister's vision and commitment to strengthening health services across the country are being showcased again through the dedication of AIIMS Bilaspur to the nation. The foundation stone of the hospital was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017 and is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 speciality & 17 super speciality departments, 18 modular operation theatres, and 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc, Amrit Pharmacy & Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30 bedded AYUSH block. The Hospital has also set up the Centre for Digital Health to provide health services in the tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong. The hospital will admit 100 students for MBBS courses and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Union Minister, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Member of Parliament and BJP National President, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda.