Dream is to see slippers-wearing passengers fly: PM
SME Times News Bureau | 28 Apr, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first low-cost Shimla-Delhi flight near Shimla, and said his dream is to see a person wearing slippers fly in an aeroplane in the country.
PM Modi reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors
SME Times News Bureau | 27 Apr, 2017
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including roads, railways, airports, ports, digital, and coal. The review meeting, which lasted for about four and a half hours, was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and all infrastructure Ministries of the Government of India.
'Fiscal deficit to be reduced to 3 pc by 2019'
SME Times News Bureau | 26 Apr, 2017
The NITI Aayog on Tuesday said it has proposed to reduce the fiscal deficit be brought down to three percent of the GDP by 2018-19. It has also set the target for the revenue deficit to be reduced to 0.9 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2019-20.
'Defence, internal security to be part of planning process'
Vishav | 25 Apr, 2017
In a radical departure, the new 15-year long-term vision being worked out by the NITI Aayog would also include defence and internal security within its ambit, V.K. Saraswat, a member of the panel that has succeeded the Planning Commission, said on Monday.
Consider Jan-Dec financial year, PM Modi urges states
SME Times News Bureau | 24 Apr, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December, saying that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year.