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UP ministerial delegation meets NITI Aayog team

UP ministerial delegation meets NITI Aayog team

New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) A delegation of Uttar Pradesh government led by state health minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Tuesday met NITI Aayog officials here to discuss central assistance to various developmental programmes of the state government.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar took part in the deliberations with Uttar Pradesh ministers of Agriculture, Energy, Finance, Women and Child Development and Human Resources Development.

The discussions were focused around issues related to central assistance worth Rs 38,000 crore to Uttar Pradesh.

Expressing optimism with regard to Uttar Pradesh’s forwarding looking development plan, NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar, hailed UP’s progress in schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Grameen), saying that it has potential to transform the UP villages.

He emphasized the need to focus on areas like Bundelkhand. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will hold a meeting next week to discuss various issues related to Bundelkhand, a NITI Aayog release said.

Terming the meeting as satisfactory, UP Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said that NITI Aayog has played a key role as a partner in the development of Uttar Pradesh.

Other issues which figured in the talks included MSME & Export Promotion, Health & Family Welfare, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Social Welfare, Urban and Rural Development, Education and Minority Welfare.

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