PM Modi chairs the 8th meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council

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The eighth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held at the New Convention Center at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

An Overview of the News 

  • The meeting is focused on the theme of "Growth India @ 2047: Role of Team India".
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presiding over the meeting as the Chairman of NITI Aayog.
  • Several key topics will be covered at the meeting, including:

    • Thrust on MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises)
    • Infrastructure and Investments
    • Minimising Compliances
    • Women Empowerment
    • Health and Nutrition
    • Skill Development
    • Gati Shakti for area development and social infrastructure.

About NITI Aayog

  • NITI Aayog is the premier policy think tank of the Government of India.
  • The Government of India formed the NITI Aayog in place of the Planning Commission, which was established in 1950.
  • This step has been taken to better meet the needs and aspirations of the people.

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises:

  • It is the apex executive body for MSMEs in India.
  • It formulates and administers rules, regulations and laws relating to micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • It formulates policies to address the challenges faced by MSMEs, including access to finance, technology, market opportunities, skill development and infrastructure support.

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