Need to pose a challenge for the states for sustainable growth: Amitabh Kant

Experts say developmental initiatives can only be sustained if state governments start taking ownership

sakshi

Sakshi Kuchroo | April 23, 2016 | New Delhi


#Growth   #Health   #Impact Conclave   #Amitabh Kant  


Niti Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant said if Indian government wants sustainable and scalable growth, it needs to challenge the states on real time basis. “If we want development in important sectors like health and education, we need to pose a challenge for the states and assess their performance on real time basis. Public should also have access to this kind of system so that they know what is happening,” he said addressing Impact Conclave 2016 in Delhi on Friday.

He further added that while challenging the states is important, it is also vital to support them at the same time. “In our country, implementation is the problem. We need execution of the programmes at the grassroots level,” Kant said.

Secretary, ministry of drinking water and sanitation, Parameshwaran Iyer, said that introducing incentives to deliver will definitely help in scaling up the growth. “Linking disbursements to performance with credible verification is the key to have scalable and sustainable programs. It is also important to make sure that money goes only to those who performed,” Iyer said.

The session also focused on enablers that would help bring about developmental change in the country. Kant said that the use of technology, introducing bank accounts and the ability to exploit mass communications mediums is important for sustainable and scalable growth. “Developmental initiatives can only be scaled up by ensuring forward and backward linkages. India must challenge the world at large to come up with solutions to its developmental challenges,” he said.

He further said that the government needs to start small with pilot projects. “There is a need to first plan effective pilot projects, monitor them and then scale them up from one village to two or five. This is how the movement will spread. When the initiative brings development, people themselves start asking for it,” Kant said.

The two-day conference was attended by top bureaucrats, various civil society organizations, policy advocates and academicians.



 

Comments

 

Other News

Many roles of civil society during pandemic

The union government enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020 to curb the spread of coronavirus as it was causing large-scale infection and disease. Challenges of pandemic management and levels of distress were revealed during this time. The fear of Covid spread like wildfire and a

Thackeray launches three fast-track DNA units under Nirbhaya scheme

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has launched three state-of-the-art human DNA units under the Nirbhaya Scheme for efficiency in criminal investigations. A wildlife DNA unit in Nagpur makes Maharashtra the country’s first state to have a forensic testing lab for animals.  

How foreign policy has been Modi’s focus right from the start

The Midway Battle: Modi’s Roller-coaster Second Term By Gautam Chintamani Bloomsbury / 400 pages / Rs 699 Gautam Chintamani, a film historian and author, has penned an in-depth chronicle of prime minister Narendra Modi’s second

Remove unauthorized constructions without pressure: Thackeray to BMC

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed the Mumbai civic authorities to take immediate action on unauthorized constructions on war footing. In a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, Thackeray said no illegal construction will be tolerated in Mumbai and called upon the BMC to

Covid norms relaxed; Mumbai restaurants, shops to remain open longer

After extending timings of shops and restaurants as well as the reopening of cinema halls and theatres under specified SOPs from October 22, in view of the festive cheer, the Maharashtra government has allowed restaurants and eateries to remain open till 12AM and shops and establishments to function till 1

Global Hunger Index data collection flawed: Arvind Panagariya

Rubbishing the recently released Global Hunger Index 2021, wherein India has slipped to 101 position to be placed below Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, Arvind Panagariya, professor of economics at Columbia University and former vice chairman, NITI Aayog, has said that data collection and methodologies used

Visionary Talk with Dr Arvind Panagariya, Professor, Columbia University & Former VC, NITI Aayog



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter