New Delhi: India needs to do away with “unnecessary rules and procedures” to grow in double digits in the long term, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said.
“To achieve sustainable double digit growth in the long run, it is crucial to dismantle unnecessary rules and procedures,” a joint release by CUTS International and India Policy Foundation quoted Mr Kant as saying.
Mr Kant was speaking at the National Seminar on Governance Reforms for Make in India, Rural Infrastructure and Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives in Delhi on Friday.
Mr Kant said there is a need to “make our cities competitive”.
He also said focus must also be on more systemic reforms in sectors such as education and health, the release added.
Mr Kant delivered the inaugural address and set the ball rolling for the discussion chaired by Arun Maira, former member Planning Commission and Gopal Agarwal, Member, National Executive of BJP, it said.
The discussion was focussed on identifying recommendations on improving governance for better implementation.
The seminar also brought out nuances in sectors like defence with respect to ‘Make in India’ initiative and agriculture etc.