Narendra Modi is not the first Chief Minister to have gone on to become Prime Minister. But given his well-known disdain for the erstwhile Planning Commission’s control-and-command approach towards States and his oft-repeated emphasis on ‘cooperative federalism’, there were great expectations from the successor organisation, the NITI Aayog. The Five-Year Plans — the last one ended on March 31 — were relegated to history, to be replaced by a three-year action plan. This was to be part of a seven-year strategy that would in turn help realise a 15-year long-term vision. When the Aayog’s Governing Council that includes the Prime Minister and all Chief Ministers met, it was hoped that the fine print as well as the big picture of the new planning approach had been worked out. However, all that was handed out was a draft action agenda for the three years till 2019-20, with 300 specific action points. This agenda is meant to be the first step towards attaining the envisioned outcomes by 2031-32. This ‘New India’, as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya put it, will ensure housing for all, with toilets, LPG, power and digital connections; access to a personal vehicle, air conditioner and white goods for ‘nearly all’; and a fully literate population with universal health care.
The last sentence of the passage talks about the vision of the draft action agenda with not much clarity on the details and the HOWs. And only the 3rd option sentence talks about how only a draft action agenda with 300 specific action points was handed out, with no fine print or the big picture. Sentence 3, which talks about the criticism of the lack of detail and clarity in the draft action agenda, logically follows from this.
In which year were the Women Transforming India Awards started by NITI Aayog?
In which of the following locations was the Global Venture Capital Summit 2018 held?
As per the RBI’s Consumer Confidence Index Survey the percent decrease or increase in the index fro 2021 was?
Which Indian city has been chosen to host the 44th World Chess Olympiad in 2022?
Which of the following feature was borrowed from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in Indian Constitution?
Recently the Jagannath Rath Yatra a Nine day annual festival started on 1 July in which state?
Tankeswar Hazarika Borbayan received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2018 for his contribution to which classical dance of India?
Which of the following Indian sport shooters won the gold medal in the 10 metre air pistol event in 2019?
The physics phenomenon when, in polar regions like Alaska and Northern Canada, a splendid display of colors is seen in the sky is called a/an:
Which of the following is NOT a part of a flower?