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Will equip PM, ministers with techniques to deal with an uncertain world

In his first interview after taking over as NITI Aayog vice-chairman, SUMAN BERY tells Indivjal Dhasmana and Sanjeeb Mukherjee that his important job will be to ideate a medium-term roadmap for revival of economic growth. The conversation ranged from cooperative federalism to growth-inflation trade off and more. Edited excerpts:

Meta-governance: Role of metaverse in India’s E-governance

To understand the metaverse, we have to travel back to 1992, when the word “Metaverse” was first coined by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel – “Snow Crash”, where humans, in their Avatars, interacted with each other in a virtual space. Metaverse is a combination of two words, “meta” (which has its Greek origin and which means beyond or across) and “universe”. It is a virtual realm where physical, augmented, and virtual reality converge. To put it simply, in the metaverse, you will experience the internet in 3D using special AR/VR devices and other body gears.

Nourishing the undernourished: One Toy at a Time

​​ While the complete success of the initiative will be reflected through the reduced rate of malnutrition in the district, it is showing early signs of progress. The initiative not only reduced the dropout rate of the children who left the centre before the 14-day period, but also ensured 100% occupancy of the beds. There has also been an uptick in the follow-up treatment visits.
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