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Dec 19, 2018
8:56PM

NITI Aayog releases Strategy Document for New India

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NITI Aayog on Wednesday unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India, which defines clear objectives for 2022-23. 

Releasing the Document, Mr Jaitley said, reforms and entrepreneurship have to be accompanied by social consciousness. 

The Finance Minister said, the various verticals of NITI Aayog's Strategy Document gives form to the Indian model which emphasises on faster growth and better resource utilisation to improve the quality of life for all.

Our correspondent reports the Strategy Document advocates empowering and encouraging women to participate across all sectors of the economy, to build a strong and inclusive New India. 

It vouches for the transformation of the rural economy, creating a policy environment that enables income security for farmers and modernising agricultural technology for doubling farmers income. 

Later talking to media, NITI Ayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said, modernisation of the agriculture sector and creation of entrepreneurs are important to address the problems in the agricultural sector. 

He said, NITI Ayog is of the view that farm loan waiver is not a solution to agriculture sector problems but a palliative. 

He added that if state governments find that there is acute distress in farming community, they are entitled to waive off the farm loans as per their fiscal situation.

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