Task Force to draw National Infrastructure Pipeline worth $1.4 trillion
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:13 PM
The government on Saturday said it has constituted a high-level task force to identify infrastructure projects for Rs 100 lakh crore investment by 2024-25 as India aims to become a USD 5 trillion economy. The task force, headed by the economic affairs secretary, will draw up a 'National Infrastructure Pipeline' of Rs 100 lakh crore, the finance ministry said in a statement.
Can't reach $5 tn economy without top class engineers: Amitabh Kant
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:12 PM
India cannot achieve $5-trillion-economy without producing top class engineers, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Saturday. Engineers build the country and top-class technology enables us to leapfrog, he said. Kant was congratulating the 30 recipients of the Ratti Chhatr scholarship, sponsored by Panasonic India. Kant added that by initiative such as these, the private sector is playing a role in building new India.
Cataract to be out of Ayushman Bharat
Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:09 PM
The government has moved to change the shape of treatment offered under Ayushman Bharat, the Centre's health insurance scheme for poorest of the poor, which completes a year of its launch in September. The National Health Authority has decided to revamp cancer care, give choice of implants in major surgeries like knee replacement and remove cataract surgeries from the ambit of Ayushman Bharat.