CM Nitish Kumar skipped last week’s Niti Aayog meeting, hinting at Centre versus state clash.
The NITI Aayog’s 7th general council meeting has raised more questions than answers.
In 2019, Nitish had announced that the party would stay away from the Union cabinet. “We still stick to our earlier stand,” he said.
Addressing the media in New Delhi, he felt that Rao not attending the meeting, which was scheduled for Sunday, was neither good for the federal spirit nor for the people of Telangana.
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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged the Centre to make Odisha a special focus state and allocate funds for disaster proofing.
The government has also set up 10,778 Rythu Bharosa Kendras, which act as a one-stop-solution centre to farmers.
Many Opposition states have been locking horns with the Centre over curtailing their rights and ‘bulldozing’ the federal structure.
Calling for greater Centre-state cooperation, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee asked the Centre to not force on them policies like the National Education Policy.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee emphasised that the Centre should look into the demands of the state governments 'more seriously', according to official sources.
India, he said, needs to 'focus on modernized agriculture, animal husbandry, and food processing to become self-sufficient and a global leader in the agriculture sector.'
He said that rapid urbanisation can become India's strength instead of weakness by leveraging technology to ensure ease of living, transparent service delivery, and improvement in the quality of life.
The Council, the apex body of NITI Aayog, includes all chief ministers, lieutenant governors of Union Territories and several Union ministers.
The first physical meeting of the Council after July 2019 has on its agenda crop diversification, achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds, pulses and agri-communities, and more.
But unfortunately, Niti Aayog has turned out to be an useless organisation and remained a namesake and passive institution.
In preparation for Sunday’s Governing Council meeting, detailed consultations were held resulting in the first National Chief Secretaries Conference held in Dharamshala in June 2022.
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Sanjay questioned what was stopping him from raising those issues in that meeting if he was being honest about his claims.
The governing council meeting of the NITI Aayog to be held at the national capital on August 7, will be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The state government will provide Rs 150 crore annually to enable SITK to achieve its goals.