Amitabh Kant

Government to study water use in agriculture as water crisis looms 

If 10 per cent of the water used for agriculture could be saved, India’s water problems would be solved.

published on : 16th July 2019

Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension as Niti Aayog CEO

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of Kant's tenure for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019.

published on : 26th June 2019

Need practical approach for Electric Vehicle adoption targets: SIAM

A steering committee headed by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has in a report laid out a roadmap for rollout of electric vehicles in a phased manner.

published on : 10th June 2019

Economist Bibek Debroy out, ministers in as NITI Aayog is shuffled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reconstituted the National Institution of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog by inducting a few Cabinet ministers.

published on : 7th June 2019

Fintech market in India to touch USD 31 billion in 2020: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The world's third largest fintech ecosystem has seen already seen USD 6 billion investments in the last 3-4 years.

published on : 30th May 2019

Kerala cadre IAS Amitabh Kant tipped to become PM’s Principal Secretary

Amitabh Kant, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, is tipped to become the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

published on : 28th May 2019

Challenge of 'growth with jobs' biggest poll issue, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The travel, tourism and hospitality sector has the best answer to this challenge as it creates quality jobs, according to Kant.

published on : 3rd April 2019

Government, RBI will have to bring new rules: Niti Aayog CEO on SC order on NPA circular

Amidst a rash of announcements over income support schemes, the bureaucrat also stressed on the need to ensuring higher growth to fund such dole-outs.

published on : 3rd April 2019

Three Jharkhand districts top in Niti Aayog's development ranking

The delta rankings measures the incremental progress made by 112 aspirational districts in December 2018-January 2019 across six developmental areas.

published on : 6th March 2019

E-commerce to play major role in India growth story: Amitabh Kant

He further noted that driven by the growth in India's retail market, the country's GDP will also witness an increase and result in more job opportunities.

published on : 5th March 2019

Upliftment of aspirational districts can help India grow at 9-10 per cent for three decades: NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant

As part of the NITI Aayog's vision, the 'Transformation of Aspirational Districts' programme aims to quickly and effectively transform these 115 districts.

published on : 25th February 2019

Real estate sector will grow five-fold by 2040, says Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

The Indian real estate sector is set to explode in size over the next few decades, says government think tank Niti Aayog’s vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar.

published on : 23rd February 2019

NITI Aayog CEO-led Indian delegation to Saudi Arabia pitches for trade cooperation

In a workshop, Invest India Grid was launched which will set up a dedicated team for facilitating Saudi investments in India.

published on : 18th February 2019

Agriculture in India requires a lot of technology, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The NITI CEO said India needs cold storages, warehousing and scrapping of the APMC Act to allow markets to work.

published on : 14th February 2019

AI is going to transform life of human beings: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Kant also said bringing in too many rules will stifle innovation and the objective is to use AI for the benefit of all.

published on : 24th January 2019
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