'India must create champion industries to be self-reliant': NITI Aayog CEO7 min read 16 Aug 2020, 12:42 PM IST
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said there's scope for improvement despite India having ascended 79 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings in five years
India needs to work on inclusive growth to realise the vision of a 'New India', Kant said
Federal policy think tank NITI Aayog is deeply involved in giving direction to new policies, strategizing for sustainable development and in setting the tone for adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence in a rapidly changing world. As India counts down towards 75 years as an independent nation, NITI Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant, identifies the areas India can lead the world as well as the gaps India needs to fix urgently in the journey towards self-reliance. The key tasks in this journey include creating champion industries, modernising farming, scaling up manufacturing and lowering logistics costs. In the coming years, Kant predicts that India will play a key role in the technological revolution including Artificial Intelligence. Kant sees the potential for India to reign the global tech landscape in the next 70 years. Edited excerpts.