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Eighth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister in New Delhi


In this context, the Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister will give five trillion US dollars to India in the coming years with the name of a developed India by 2047. He has called for a dollar economy. Gujarat has set a target of achieving more than 10% share in the national economy moving in this direction.


Chief Ministers of States, Lt. Governors of Union Territories and Ministers of various departments of the Central Government were also present in this meeting of the Eighth Governing Council of NITI Aayog.

The Chief Minister also congratulated Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi for the historic opportunity of chairing the G-20 due to India’s many achievements in various fields and his visionary leadership.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel made an impressive presentation of Gujarat’s progress and achievements in the agenda of this Niti Aayog meeting. He said that this year’s budget has been kept at three lakh crore rupees with the determination to develop Gujarat on the basis of five pillars in this immortal period of the country. Not only this, Gujarat also met all the criteria of the 13th Finance Commission with a fiscal deficit of around one and a half per cent this fiscal.


Elaborating on the five pillars of the state’s development, the Chief Minister said, infrastructure and social security to the poor and needy, human resource development, world-class infrastructure and development investment promotion, increasing and maximizing investment and employment opportunities. Green Technology. Gujarat has focused.

Bhupendra Patel clearly stated that be it conventional energy generation or renewable energy sector, Gujarat has always prioritized the energy sector. Gujarat has achieved 20 GW of capacity i.e. 15% of the total installed renewable energy capacity of the country.

He said that Gujarat has heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request to accelerate the use of green hydrogen for energy needs. The Chief Minister proudly said that Gujarat has set a target of additional 100 GW of renewable energy generation under the National Green Hydrogen Mission.


Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel congratulated the Prime Minister for the new idea of ​​PM Gati Shakti to boost the development of the country. Gujarat briefed the Eighth Governing Council of Niti Aayog about significant progress in this area, saying that various data layers at the Center and the state are being used by PM Modi for development work. Gujarat has become the first state in the country to integrate on the Gati Shakti platform.

Giving details in this regard, the Chief Minister said that previously it used to take months to plan any development work, but now the entire planning is done in a few weeks, as a result of which the development projects are progressing rapidly.

In this Niti Aayog meeting, the Chief Minister disclosed the best practices of Gujarat and said that along with land acquisition, now the PM is also working for the development of the area. Kinetic energy is used. This PM Chief Minister also mentioned that 5G services are being launched by telecom service providers across Gujarat leveraging Bharat Net’s assets through the Gatishakti platform.

Gujarat PM is also responsible for planning schools, colleges, primary health centers, community health centers, gram panchayat buildings etc. in the field of social infrastructure. He described the widespread use of kinetic energy.

Giving information about infrastructure and investment, the Chief Minister said that since the last two decades, Gujarat has emerged as a destination of choice for investors in the country.

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit started two decades ago under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi has made Gujarat an important investment destination. He said that now Gujarat has started preparations for the 10th Vibrant Summit to be held in January 2024.

Bhupendra Patel also said that greenfield based economic cities like Gift City, Dholera and Dream City are being developed in Gujarat in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to focus more on the development of economic activities based cities.

Appreciating the important contribution of MSMEs in Gujarat’s strong economy, the Chief Minister said that about 12 lakh MSMEs are registered on Udyog Portal. The Chief Minister also said that about 63 thousand crores of investment has come through these MSMEs and 75 lakh people have got employment.

Giving detailed information about the priority being given to women’s empowerment in Gujarat, he said that Gujarat has been making a gender responsive budget continuously for the last nine years. Also we have brought a new change in the lives of lakhs of women by financially enabling self-help groups through programs like Mission Mangalam.

As a result of the campaign launched by the Prime Minister for girl education, the dropout rate of girls in schools has come down from 18% to just two percent. Bhupendra Patel also mentioned that against 50% reservation for women, 52% of sisters are active in local self-governance institutions.

Giving information about the better arrangements in the health sector in the state, the Chief Minister said that more than 1.5 crore children of the state are examined, diagnosed and treated free of cost under the school health programme.

The Chief Minister outlined the facilities under the PMJAY-MA scheme in the state including free treatment of over 48 lakh people, chemotherapy centers in 33 districts and a network of dialysis facilities at 272 centres. He said that it is because of such strong health systems of Gujarat that Gujarat ranked first in the country in the category of health and well-being in Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index for 2020-21.

In this meeting, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel voiced the Prime Minister’s resolve for a developed India and also described the initiatives taken by Gujarat for skill development. He said that there are 590 ITIs in the state. Working. Skilled workforce is being prepared through subjects like 5-G, drone technology, artificial intelligence and cyber security in the state’s skill university.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel also said that Gujarat is ready to give its best to realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a developed India.