PM to Chair 7th NITI Aayog Governing Council Meeting on Aug 7

This would be the first in-person meeting of the governing council since July 2019.

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the seventh governing council meeting of the NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, New Delhi on Aug 7, 2022.

The agenda of the meeting, interalia, includes crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds and pulses and agri-communities; implementation of the National Education Policy–school education; implementation of the National Education Policy–higher education; and urban governance.

As part of preparations for the meeting, the national conference of chief secretaries held in Dharamshala in June 2022 which was the culmination of the six month long rigorous exercise by the Centre and states. The conference was chaired by the Prime Minister and attended by the chief secretaries of all states and UTs, along with senior officials of the Central and state governments.

The 7th governing council meeting will endeavour to finalise a roadmap and outcome oriented action plan on each of the above themes. This would be the first in-person meeting of the governing council since July 2019. It is particularly important as we enter Amrit Kaal against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and in light of India hosting the G20 Presidency and summit next year.

The meeting would also lay emphasis on the importance of the Presidency for India for the federal system and the role that states can play in highlighting their progress at the G-20 Platform.

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