Maha govt to come up with a NITI Aayog-like body

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The decision to establish Maharashtra Institution for Transformation-Mitra in the state similar to Niti Aayog was taken in the Cabinet meeting held on Thursday.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde presided over the meeting. In order to achieve the goal of a developed India, a suggestion was received from the Commission through the Government of India to establish such an organization on the lines of Niti Aayog in the State as well.

There will be a Regulatory Board headed by the Chief Minister to guide the ‘Mitra’ and an Executive Board headed by the Chief Executive Officer for day-to-day operations.

The Deputy Chief Minister will be the co-chairman in the regulatory body and an expert person will be appointed as the vice-chairman.

On September 18, 2022, a meeting was held with Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister along with Chief Executive Officer of Niti Aayog, other experts, secretaries of various administrative departments and senior officials.

On the occasion of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, the Government of India has resolved to make India a “Developed India- Bharat@2047 (India@2047)” by the year 2047. It has announced the goal of taking India’s economy to $5 trillion by 2025-26. Also, the Government of India intends to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.