Maharashtra cabinet issues proposal to set up Maharashtra Institute of Transformation (MITRA)

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Maharashtra cabinet issues proposal

The Maharashtra government on 11 November issued a government resolution to form the Maharashtra Institution for Transformation – MITRA. This institution will work on the lines of NITI Aayog of the Central Government. 

Important facts

  • MITRA will be headed by Chief Minister Eknath Sambhaji Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be the co-chairman.

  • In October, the Maharashtra cabinet had given its approval for the formation of the Maharashtra Institution for Transformation (MITRA).

  • Maharashtra Institute for Transformation will be the state's think tank for decision making based on comprehensive data analysis and studies on various sectors.

  • This will enable the state to achieve the target of making the state a $1 trillion economy by 2027 and a $3.5 trillion economy by 2047.

  • A delegation led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde met the Chief Executive Officer and other officials of NITI Aayog.

  • It will act as an advisor in the implementation of the schemes of the State Government.

NITI Aayog 

  • It is the apex public policy think tank of the Government of India and responsible for bringing ideas and focus to key areas through policy formulation.

  • It is also responsible for promoting cooperative federalism in the country through the participation of state governments in the economic policy-making process.

About Maharashtra 

  • Establishment - 1st May 1960

  • Official Language -  Marathi

  • Neighbouring States - Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Dadra And Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh

  • Members of Parliament - Lok Sabaha 48 (Rajya Sabha seats 19)

  • Legislature - Bicameral ( Assembly 289 and council 78 seats)

  • Capital - Mumbai

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