The NITI Aayog today unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India, which defines clear objectives for 2022-23 in a detailed exposition of forty-one crucial areas, recognizing the progress already made, identifies binding constraints, and suggests the way forward for achieving the stated objectives.
Drawing inspiration and direction from the Honourable Prime Minister’s clarion call for establishing a New India by 2022, NITI Aayog embarked on a journey of formulating the Strategy document over the last year.
NITI Aayog followed an extremely participative approach in preparing the strategy. Each area vertical in NITI had in-depth consultations with all three groups of stakeholders, viz., business persons, academics including scientists, and government officials.
This was followed by internal consultations with a diverse group of eminent persons including scientists and innovators, farmers, civil society organizations, think-tanks, labor representatives and trade unions, as well as industry representatives.
Central Ministries were brought on board for inputs, suggestions and comments, with each draft of individual chapters being circulated for consultations. The draft document was also circulated to all the States and Union Territories from whom valuable suggestions were received and incorporated, in keeping with the spirit of cooperative federalism and fulfilling NITI’s mandate of scripting a narrative of inclusive development.
Over 800 stakeholders from with the Government – Central, State and District level – and about 550 external experts were consulted during the preparation of the document.
The overarching focus of the Strategy document is to further improve the policy environment in which private investors and other stakeholders can contribute their fullest towards achieving the goals set out for New India 2022.
Going forward, the private sector, civil society and citizens will be encouraged to draw up their own strategies to complement and supplement the steps outlined in the Strategy document.
The forty-one chapters in the document have been disaggregated under four sections: drivers, infrastructure, inclusion and governance.
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