India’s Federal Structure, Cooperative Federalism Emerged As A Model During COVID: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 7th governing council meeting of Niti Aayog at the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Cultural Centre on Sunday where he talked about the importance of India’s cooperative federalism.

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  • According to PTI, PM Modi added that “India’s federal structure and cooperative federalism emerged as a model for the world during the COVID crisis.”
  • NITI Aayog CEO Parameswaran Iyer said that the conversation was a fruitful one. He further added that the CMs & LGs presented the best practices from their states.
  • Suman Bery, Vice Chairman said that Prime Minister made important points on India post covid, the year ahead & his expectation from the meeting of NITI Aayog.
  • He noted the way in which Centre & states during COVID made decisions in tandem with each other. He talked about India’s aim for 2047.
  • Ramesh Chand, NITI Aayog, added that PM expressed the importance of agriculture diversification & need to be self-sufficient, especially in edible oils – we’re meeting nearly half of our total demand for edible oil from imports.
  • The meeting further showed wide consensus over implementation of NEP from CMs.
  • They also shared steps that are being taken in state to implement NEP.
  • There were presentations on NEP 2020, G20, and the importance of exports.


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