J&K on move to contribute: LG
JAMMU, May 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for developing long-term vision by the States and districts for making India a developed country by 2047 when it completes 100 years of independence.
He said this at eighth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog in New Delhi.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the meeting of NITI Aayog and said Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory is on the move to contribute in making India ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047.
Sinha said Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing inclusive, integrated and speedy development.
A tweet by the Office of LG J&K after day-long meeting of NITI Aayog in New Delhi, said: “Attended the 8th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog in New Delhi chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With inclusive, integrated and speedy development, Jammu and Kashmir UT is on the move to contribute in realising the vision of making India ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047”.
Eight prominent themes were discussed during the meeting which include Viksit Bharat@2047, thrust on MSMEs, infrastructure and investments, minimizing compliances, women empowerment, health and nutrition, skill development, and Gati Shakti for area development and social infrastructure.
Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the States to take financially prudent decisions which are capable of delivering programmes that meet the aspirations of the people.
Briefing media about the deliberations of the meeting, NITI Aayog CEO BVR Subrahmanyam, who happens to be former Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, said that 11 Chief Ministers did not attend the Governing Council meeting.
It was also the first formal meeting at the newly-constructed Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan which later in the year will host G20 Summit.
“It was essential to combine the vision of States and districts with the national vision to reach the goal of Viksit Bharat by 2047,” Modi said.
“At #NITIAayog’s #8thGCM, PM @narendramodi stated that when states grow, India grows. He also emphasised the importance of evolving a common vision to achieve a #ViksitBharat @ 2047,” tweets by the NITI Aayog said.
Modi urged the States to take decisions which would make them fiscally strong and capable of undertaking programmes for the welfare of citizens.
“PM @narendramodi urged States to take financially prudent decisions so as to become fiscally strong and capable of delivering programmes that meet the dreams of citizens,” the Aayog said in another tweet.
NITI Aayog’s eighth Governing Council meeting deliberated on several issues with an aim to make India a developed nation by 2047.
Various development related issues of States/Union Territories also figured at the Governing Council meeting of the Aayog.
Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal and Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh, among others, attended the meeting.
Generally, the full council meeting of NITI Aayog happens every year and last year, it was held under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi on August 7.
The council meeting was not convened in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The first meeting of the Council took place on February 8, 2015.