Context- Recently, the Prime Minister of India has led the eighth Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog.
Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors from 19 States and 6 UTs attended the meeting.
- Viksit Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India
- Address of PM:
- In order to achieve the goal of a “Viksit Bharat (Developed India)” in 2047, the federal government and the states would need to cooperate as “Team India.”
- NITI Aayog can assume a basic part in assisting the States with fostering their methodologies for the following 25 years and adjust something very similar to the public improvement plan.
- In order for the nation to significantly advance toward realizing its vision for the “Amrit Kaal,” the States and Union Territories were urged to collaborate with the Aayog.
- There is a requirement for the States and the Middle to advance “Shree Anna” in the Global Year of Millets.
- Additionally, he deliberated on the necessity of utilizing the “Amrit Sarovar” program to promote water conservation.
What is the Governing Council of NITI Aayog?
- With the active participation of States and Union Territories, it is the premier body entrusted with developing a shared vision of national priorities and strategies.
- Inter-departmental, inter-sectoral, and federal issues can be discussed on this platform.
- It comprises:
- The Prime Minister of India.
- Chief Ministers of all the states and union territories with the legislature.
- Lt Governors of other UTs.
- Ex-Officio Members,
- Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog,
- Full-Time Members, NITI Aayog.
- Special Invitees.
What is NITI Aayog?
- On January 1, 2015, a new organization known as NITI Aayog took the place of the Planning Commission. It emphasized a “Bottom-Up” approach in order to envision a vision of Maximum Governance and Minimum Government, echoing the spirit of “Cooperative Federalism.”
- It has two Center points,
- Group India Center point goes about as a point of interaction among States and Center.
- The NITI Aayog think-tank’s expertise is built by the Knowledge and Innovation Hub.