PM Pushes for Better Centre-State Coordination

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong case for repealing archaic laws and making it easier to do business in India, stating that the Centre and states need to work closely to boost economic growth.

Addressing the sixth Governing Council meeting of the NITI Aayog, the PM said the private sector should be given full opportunity to become a part of the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat programme. The whole country succeeded when states and the Centre worked together during the pandemic, he said. “The basis of the country’s progress is cooperative federalism and today’s meeting is to brainstorm to make it more meaningful and move towards competitive cooperative federalism.” He asked states to form committees to reduce regulations that are no longer relevant in the wake of technology growth.

Observing that the positive response received on the Union Budget for 2021-22 expressed the mood of the nation, he said, “the country has made up its mind, wants to move fast and does not want to waste time.” Modi said the private sector is coming forward with more enthusiasm in this development journey. “As a government, we also have to honour this enthusiasm, the energy of the private sector, and give it as much opportunity in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign,” he added.

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