The government is all set to announce a big relief package for farmers by boosting its crop insurance scheme. The PMO, which is closely working on the scheme and monitoring its progress, is also discussing a set of proposals with Agriculture Ministry and NITI Aayog officials to help farmers cope with their debt burden.
The overnment is mulling selling as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of ONGC to private and foreign companies and allow the state-owned firm to focus only on big fields, sources with knowledge of the development said.
Amid the ongoing tussle between the government and the RBI, former Niti Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya has suggested that the two sides must eventually 'compromise' and 'come together in national interest'.
Ayurveda departments will be opened in all the new 19 AIIMS and approval has been received from the Home Ministry to set up such departments in seven hospitals of the Border Security Force (BSF) and other paramilitary forces, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik announced.
The government will soon introduce a bill in Parliament on data protection, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said while emphasising that data is very important for innovation and growth of startups in the country.
India should negotiate with the US on getting concession deals rather than retaliate by imposing import tariffs on steel in the face of the ongoing China-US trade war, former Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya said Wednesday.
India will need around USD 4.5 trillion till 2040 for development of infrastructure sector in the country, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.
Expressing concern over farm populism during elections, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said crop loan waiver cannot be a permanent solution for problems in the agri sector and a long term plan needs to be put in place to tackle new challenges in the sector.
The Cabinet Come on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Wednesday approved a new railway line between Bahraich and Khalilabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Modi will attend the fourth edition of the NITI Lecture Series focussed on 'leveraging artificial intelligence for inclusive growth', according to an official statement.