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New government should prioritise reforms in agriculture, infrastructure, NITI Aayog’s Amitabh Kant says

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Speaking about low hanging fruits for the new government after the , Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog said, “There are plenty. I think radical reforms in agriculture, structural reforms in a vast range of areas of infrastructure which will push growth forward.

Six states and one union territory went to the polls in the sixth of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections today. In the penultimate phase, 979 candidates across 59 constituencies are in the fray.
The final phase of voting will take place on May 19, while the counting of votes of will begin on May 23.
Speaking about low hanging fruits for the new government after the , Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog said, “There are plenty. I think radical reforms in agriculture, structural reforms in a vast range of areas of infrastructure which will push growth forward.
"In India there is a lot of complexity about land related issues. If we are able to digitize everything which we have been able to do across various sectors, it will become easier. We have a vast number of cases, people suffer, and mutation is a problem. So making land digitization would be a very key issue across the country. It will make things very simple and easy for the common man."
Talking about the achievements of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government, Kant said, “Path breaking things were done, especially on Ayushman Bharat. It is truly path breaking, opening up 150,000 primary health and wellness centers, 15,000 have been opened this year, providing insurance to 500 million Indians which is more than the population of USA, Europe, and Mexico put together.
"This is a huge movement forward to provide good health and insurance to Indians. To my mind this is one of the most path breaking schemes and we just need to implement this well in the coming years,” he added.