Vaccine rollout, economic situation to top Niti Aayog’s meet agenda

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NEW DELHI: Vaccine rollout and overall economic situation will top the agenda of the Niti Aayog‘s governing council meeting on February 20 to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Besides, states will also be nudged to pursue labour reforms. The meeting is likely to be attended by the other members of the council including chief ministers and lieutenant governors of states as well as top ministers of the Union Cabinet. The PM is the chairman of the Aayog.

The last meeting of the council was held on June 15, 2019, after PM Modi returned to power. However, no meeting could be held in 2020 because of the pandemic.

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An official told ET that the council is likely to discuss the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the global as well as Indian economy.

Issues related to water management and other bare necessities that states should focus are also likely to figure in discussions.



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