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PM urges states to focus on exports

State consultation sought on “Ease of Doing Business”

PM with CMs and Lt. Governor at NITI Aayog meeting on 17 June 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the States to pay special attention to expanding their exports and attracting export-oriented investment while organizing investments summits and trade events.

He also encouraged States to explore opportunities to increase corporate investment in agriculture, such as in food processing, warehousing and logistics.

National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog will soon invite States for consultations on how to improve the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India and to improve the ‘Ease of Living’ for the common man, said the Prime Minister at the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog.

He called on states to adopt good practices such as reducing wasteful expenditure and increasing technology use.

The Chief Ministers, responding to the Prime Minister’s calls, highlighted issues such as adaptation to climate change, the need to design and implement State-specific schemes to suit local needs.

The meeting, held in New Delhi on 17 June 2018, was attended by 23 Chief Ministers and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, apart from Union Ministers, who are ex-officio members and special invitees.

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