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Chief Ministers of states raises several issues in NITI Aayog meeting

Assam CM informed about the implementation of the National Education Policy, modernization of the agriculture sector, and urbanization in the state.

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma discussed the modernization of the agriculture sector while attending the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog in Delhi.

He said the meeting mainly concentrated on the reduction of imports and finding more ways to produce paddy, millet, oil, pulses, and others.

The Assam CM informed about the implementation of the National Education Policy, modernization of the agriculture sector, and urbanization in the state.

Participating in the NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Sunday expressed his commitment to move forward with a determination to uphold the state as a role model of development and good governance in the country.

Referring to the initiatives and achievements of the urban sector in Gujarat, Chief Minister Patel said that the state government is fully committed to realising the dream of the Prime Minister of making Gujarat’s cities world-class.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that in the Himalayan states, the NITI Aayog should make a model of development through science and technology, which is based on ecology, population, and environmental sensitivity. Dhami said Uttarakhand is the leading state in achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who attended the NITI Aayog’s governing council meeting here on Sunday, raised the issues of farmers including Minimum Support Price (MSP) while adding that he was happy with the meeting.

Chief Minister Mann said he was satisfied with the NITI Aayog’s meeting as all issues were listened to. At the NITI Aayog’s meeting, Mann suggested holding the G20 meeting in Amritsar.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also suggested that Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) should be implemented in rural areas located near cities and cities with a population of less than 20 thousand.

CM Baghel also reiterated the state’s demand for GST compensation, transferring of the amounts collected as ‘additional levy’ from coal block companies, and reimbursement of expenditure of Rs 11 thousand 828 crores made by the state government for eradication of Naxalism.

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First Published: 8th August, 2022 17:29 IST

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