PRESS RELEASE ABOUT CHIEF MINISTER’S ADDRESS AT NITI AAYOG MEETING
DATE 20-2-2021 / CHIEF MINISTER’S HOME OFFICE KRISHNA, BENGALURU.
Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa today took part in the 6th meeting of the Governing council of NITI Aayog chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Various issues were discussed in the meeting.
Several issues about our state were also brought to the notice of Hon’ble Prime Minister.
Making India a global leader in manufacturing sector, re-imagining agriculture, Physical Infrastructure Development, Accelerating Human Resource Development, Providing efficient citizen services at grassroot level, Health and nutrition were main subjects in the agenda.
Hon’ble Prime Minister called upon to focus on ease of doing business as well as on ease of living.
Following subjects about the State were discussed in the meeting:
Despite coronavirus pandemic all our fiscal indicators have been contained within the limits of Karnataka Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2002.
Prime Minister was briefed about the initiatives taken by the State for Industrial development such as New Industrial Policy 2020-2024, Affidavit based clearance system, steps taken to promote exports, MoUs made with e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart to boost marketing of local products etc.
Steps have been taken to upgrade the skill development training curriculum in partnership with industry leaders.
Karnataka has been able to maintain one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 3.6 per cent.
A task force to promote integrated farming system has been set up. Growing millets is promoted to improve nutrition levels.
Farmers Contact Centres have been made as a single point of contact for region specific input supplies and advisories. It is also planned to conserve local breeds of cattle.
Government intends to set up Scientific Marketing Intelligence Cell in order to shift focus on income based Policy to increase farmers income.
It is also intended to create an online marketing platform for surplus fruits and vegetables supported by infrastructure facilities under Atmanirbhar scheme.
Water security plan is being developed in 41 overexploited taluks under Atal Bhu Jal Yojna.
Government of Karnataka plans to follow NITI Aayog’s 49 aspirational indicators to monitor the progress of our 114 backward talukas.
A Corporate Social Responsibility Portal AKANKSHA has been created for the development of Backward talukas and sectors.
Under Seva Sindhu Program, 750 citizens services are provided in paperless manner.
Under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, 3409 hospitals have enrolled, which is maximum in the country. Under Ayushman Bharat 13 lakh people were given treatment facility at a cost of Rs. 2753 crores.
As many as 4607 Health and wellness centres have been operationalised. Under Atmanirbhar Scheme we have proposed to create super-speciality treatment facilities in government hospitals in district centres.
Integrated Public Health Policy has already been operationalised with importance to AYUSH.
Government will focus on improving nutritional status in 67 talukas in 16 districts.
Union Government was appealed to provide more grants for all these programs.
Chief Minister requested Hon’ble Prime Minister to declare Upper Bhadra Project and Upper Krishna Project as national projects.
It was also requested to approve 6 proposals worth Rs. 6673 crore under modernisation of canals project and additional grants were also sought for river diversion projects.
Three ports are being developed under PPP model, Bengaluru sub-urban Railway Project is taken up in joint venture with Railways.
Prime Minister was requested to set up a mechanism to fast track disposal of litigation in courts as Infrastructure Projects are hampered due to litigations and environmental protests.
Financial support was sought to take up initiatives under National Educational Policy.
Union Government was also requested to provide Rs. 4300 crore to create optical fibre network to provide network connectivity to all Government Offices.