Amitabh Kant

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Amitabh Kant added : "Even in the Aspirational Districts, despite facing greater developmental challenges, people came forward in a tremendous display of humanity. We are happy to have come together with Discovery and the UN in India for this initiative to recognise these stories," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “This has led to all manufacturers such as Apple, Foxconn Hon Hai, Wistron and Samsung invest in India. We will do this same strategy across many other sectors,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill has gone to Parliament. We will soon have a data privacy law," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill has gone to Parliament. We will soon have a data privacy law," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “We firmly believe that AI can help transform lives. India is developing AI-based solutions for social empowerment across spheres like healthcare, education, finance, agriculture and governance. On the strength of its data and innovation prowess, India can become the AI laboratory of the world, delivering intuitive solutions to a wide range of societal issues,” External link

news18 Monday, October 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “We firmly believe that AI can help transform lives. India is developing AI-based solutions for social empowerment across spheres like healthcare, education, finance, agriculture and governance. On the strength of its data and innovation prowess, India can become the AI laboratory of the world, delivering intuitive solutions to a wide range of societal issues,” External link

news18 Monday, October 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It will not be appropriate to talk at length at this stage because it is going to the Cabinet but hopefully we should have approval within a month or so. We have already got approval of the expenditure finance committee and [Meity] will drive the proposal. Give us another 60 days,” External link

Hindu Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “We believe that the private sector, with the adoption of technology, can play a significant role in eliminating the need for any direct contact of workers with waste. This will help raise the dignity of our workers,” External link

economictimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It will not be appropriate to talk at length at this stage because it is going to the Cabinet but hopefully we should have approval within a month or so. We have already got approval of the expenditure finance committee and ministry of information technology (Meity) will drive the proposal. Give us another 60 days,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We look at artificial intelligence not from the viewpoint of driverless cars but from solving problems of people and how we can socially empower them through AI. We will make AI a moment in India,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "It will not be appropriate to talk at length at this stage because it is going to the Cabinet but hopefully we should have approval within a month or so. We have already got approval of the expenditure finance committee and ministry of information technology (Meity) will drive the proposal. Give us another 60 days," External link

economictimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We look at artificial intelligence not from the viewpoint of driverless cars but from solving problems of people and how we can socially empower them through AI. We will make AI a moment in India," External link

economictimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says ( about Incredible India ) : “I’ve been associated with tourism for a long time. Globally, World Tourism Organisation tracked 217 destinations, out of which 72% had closed borders to international tourists [amid the pandemic]. Covid-19 has impacted the tourism industry, which is a big job creator. We must follow proper precautions, promote domestic tourism and become an adventure tourist. We need to discover hills and mountains and seek fresh air. This time is an opportunity to make India the safest place for travellers, particularly women. It is time to build good protocols and guidelines, sensitise the local community, create world-class infrastructure and make the community a part of tourism’s growth process,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are fine tuning indicators (based on which Niti Aayog ranks 112 most backward districts)...some indicators need to be dropped," External link

business-standard Monday, September 28, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Incredible India ) : “Post-Covid there will be a massive opportunity for India, once it builds seamless travel experience,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Technology will become a key player, as even now eight of the companies growing and expanding are technologically driven,” “It will also be key dividing factor and a driver of growth. Tour operators and travel agents will have to adapt to a new business model to survive as people will depend more and more on mobile and digital mediums” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Incredible India ) : “This provides an opportunity to build great infrastructure and an inward-looking Incredible India 2.0 states,” “States can create top class products. Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka have an incredible tourism potential. As it is, the Udaan scheme offers connectivity to remote locations now, as the travel will shift from far away locales to less urban destinations closer to people’s homes,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The has presented a unique opportunity to transform our health care system and with Bajaj Finserv entering the space, it will set a unique example and encourage many more private sector players come forward and partner with the health sector to help realise the vision of building a healthy and a very progressive India,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "To recover from the pandemic, we must be even more ambitious and decisive towards clean investments," External link

business-standard Monday, September 21, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are looking at 109 origin-destination pairs, divided into 12 clusters requiring 151 trains...Our objective is also 50 railway stations," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, September 18, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant clarified : "It is like when private banks were set up in India. So many private players came in the banking sector. But that did not lead SBI to shut? Private investment will bring in newer technologies. It will create competition in the railway sector. The competition will increase efficiency and reduce fare in the long run," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, September 18, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want Railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward Railways will contribute 1-2 per cent towards India’s growth,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 18, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want Railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward, the railways will contribute 1-2% towards India’s growth,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident going forward that railways will contribute 1-2% towards India’s growth,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The focus is Make in India, even the global companies that participate in this will have to follow the Make in India norms by DPIIT. This will bring in manufacturing capacity...When Alstom and Bombardier can manufacture metro trains in India, then why can’t trains be manufactured?. Everything will be set up in India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want Railways to drive India's growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward, the railways will contribute 1-2% towards India's growth,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "This creates a win-win situation for Indian Railways as well as investors, by tapping into the potential of huge unmet demand in the passenger business. The private sector investment we are looking at is about Rs 30,000 crores," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The proposed redevelopment stations we are looking at is an iconic world-class airport to give really better facilities to the passengers, user-friendly systems, technology-enabled services. Much like you have seen new airports in Delhi and Mumbai. You will see completely new stations which will drive India's growth," "The new stations will be well planned. The holistic development in the area will cater to long term transit and economic needs of the city. This will lead to all-time economic development. Our objective is to do around 50 railway stations by the end of next year which would mean an investment we are looking at is close to about Rs 1 lakh crores in the Indian Railways," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We want Railways to drive India's growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward, the railways will contribute 1-2% towards India's growth," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Overall, I think this [private train operators] is a win-win for the country. Let us not look at just one segment, look at the country... new technology, new players, efficiency comes in...and over a period of time... greater play of competition...will reduce fares both on the freight and passenger side for the country,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "This creates a win-win situation for Indian Railways as well as investors, by tapping into the potential of huge unmet demand in passenger business," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident going forward railways will contribute 1-2% towards India’s growth,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The focus is Make in India, even the global companies that participate in this will have to follow the Make in India norms by the DPIIT. This will bring in manufacturing capacity in India. When Alstom and Bombardier can manufacture metro trains in India then why can’t trains be manufactured. Everything will set up in India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant adding : “This creates a win-win situation for Indian Railways as well as investors, by tapping into the potential of huge unmet demand in the passenger business,” External link

india Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “The scrappage policy also is at a very advanced stage of inter-ministerial discussions and we will push both these things forward,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We have reliance on imports for low-tech components like gear boxes, tubes and steering wheels. I do not see any technological impediment for localisation of these components. There is no rationale for importing these components,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”He is talking about making Indian companies excel, talking about the opportunity to capture the large domestic market of India and using the domestic market, assisting those for exports and penetrating the global market,” “I believe that there will be a huge indigenisation of all components of automobile value chains. There is a need to focus on local manufacturing at (level of) tier-1, 2 and 3 suppliers, and all technologies and resources need to be (made) available,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “There will be an inevitable disruption in the area of electric vehicles so it is essential to re-skill our existing workforce for a smooth transition. More jobs related to electronics and digitisation will be created,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We are creating many many jobs but new kinds of jobs and therefore it is essential to re-skill our existing workforce for a smooth transition to EVS,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “They should be able to leverage their digital history to access growth opportunities offered by different institutions,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”Even though there was a decline in pharmaceutical production in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s indigenous pharmaceutical industry quickly recovered and registered a strong growth of 34.6 percent in June 2020,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”Even though there was a decline in pharmaceutical production in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s indigenous pharmaceutical industry quickly recovered and registered a strong growth of 34.6 percent in June 2020,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India's urbanisation should be designed for people, not for cars," External link

news18 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In line with this new orientation, NITI Aayog has taken a significant step by developing the first-ever Export Preparedness Index for Indian states. The Index ranks states and union territories on critical parameters required for promoting the country’s exports,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that many of these deaths are caused by people falling overboard or from the platform, on to the tracks. Hence, this should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK [Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh]. It should be ideally recorded officially,” External link

thehindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “As per the data presented by the Indian Railways, there has been a noticeable improvement in railway safety,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that many of these deaths are caused by people falling overboard or from the platform on to the tracks. Hence, this should not be excluded from the purview of The Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK). It should be ideally recorded officially,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that many of these deaths are caused by people falling overboard or from the platform, on to the tracks. Hence, this should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK [Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh]. It should be ideally recorded officially,” External link

Hindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “Hence these should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK and should ideally be recorded. If ignored, we will never be able to institute a corrective mechanism,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “Hence these should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK and should ideally be recorded. If ignored, we will never be able to institute a corrective mechanism,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “After today’s announcement, the taxpayers have a right and therefore honesty will be really the key to the future,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “Almost 99% people in India file income tax return online. So the tax department has collected a lot of date over the years. Now the idea is to use all these data and artificial intelligence to find those who are evading taxes,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “A robust ODR ecosystem in India has the potential to facilitate access to justice and the ease of doing business by making dispute resolution cheaper, quicker and most importantly equally credible as conventional methods of dispute resolution,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “A robust ODR ecosystem in India has the potential to facilitate access to justice and the ease of doing business by making dispute resolution cheaper, quicker and most importantly equally credible as conventional methods of dispute resolution,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation disruption driven by AI. AI has become a strategic lever for economic growth across nations and will continue to be one of the most crucial technologies of the future," External link

siliconindia Monday, July 27, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Data used for computation of GHI 2019 rankings in the average value over varying periods i.e., 2016-18 for Undernourishment; 2014-18 for Wasting & Stunning and of 2017 for Under-five Mortality (source of data is from World Bank, FAO, WHO & UNICEF),” “Average values are affected by extreme values… Even if there is improvement in the indicators (which is the case for India), upon taking average value over period, the improvement made will not get rightly represented…,” External link

expressindia Friday, July 24, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In these challenging times and in the post Covid-19 era, e-commerce will be a key driver of India’s growth and job creation. As this segment grows and expands Amazon should provide safe access to products for the people of India, work closely with our kirana stores so that they also benefit from the expansion of market and support industries such as packaging, trucking and construction,” External link

business-standard Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “There is a need to deepen the market to further global energy transition. The motivation behind the transition varies across the developing world. Therefore, capital flow in the developing world is the need of the hour,” External link

financialexpress Friday, July 17, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy-making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focussing on the recovery but by building back better for long-term transformation,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy-making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focussing on the recovery but by building back better for long-term transformation,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”By leveraging the technological capacity meticulously built over the last few years, India is all set to roll out interoperability in making access to the Public Distribution System location independent,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "By leveraging the technological capacity meticulously built over the last few years, India is all set to roll out interoperability in making access to the Public Distribution System location independent," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “By leveraging the technological capacity meticulously built over the last few years, India is all set to roll out interoperability in making access to the Public Distribution System location independent,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Why are states like Telangana, Bihar just not doing enough testing and not putting out data. Consequences of this will be seen in two-three months. All these states, which are not doing testing, need to be shamed,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "that is the only way we will be able to make right policy decisions" External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant states : “This will not only prove to be a profitable venture for them but also help India establish as a global leader in sandalwood and bamboo production. Such plantation drives can be launched in the large premises of various government institutions and vacant land belonging to various departments like agriculture and forest in your state,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The high tests per million being undertaken now in Delhi must be emulated by other states. This is critical. States must be judged on testing. We can succeed against #Covid-19 only with 3T strategy of testing, tracing & treating. This is the moment to act, and to act fast,” External link

timesofindia Monday, July 6, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “They must be transparent in origin & final destination of data. India has to be a data sovereign country. This is critical. Apps against whom action taken are lifestyle apps,” External link

india Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant stated : “Banks, NBFCs and MFIs could then prioritise ODR before they approach debt recovery tribunals. Families would take recourse to ODR to address sensitive issues, and so on,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 29, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Some States/Cities think that they can manage COVID-19 crisis without adequate testing. This is not possible. Examples of Kerala/Karnataka/Korea demonstrates that testing -tracing- treatment accompanied by aggressive containment & public adherence to masks & distancing is key,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Some States/Cities think that they can manage COVID-19 crisis without adequate testing. This is not possible. Examples of Kerala/Karnataka/Korea demonstrates that testing -tracing- treatment accompanied by aggressive containment & public adherence to masks & distancing is key," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Some States/Cities think that they can manage Covid-19 crisis without adequate testing. This is not possible. Examples of Kerala/Karnataka/Korea demonstrates that testing -tracing- treatment accompanied by aggressive containment & public adherence to masks & distancing is key," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The latest RBI (Reserve Bank of India) numbers indicate that India records more than three billion digital transactions in a month, UPI (Unified Payments Interface) contributes more than 1.2 billion to the overall transactions,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These will all be increased forays in fintech to emerge as one of the global fintech hubs of choice and that is really the potential of India — to emerge as one of fintech’s global hubs of choice,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The key areas that will need to be actualised for achieving financial integration are really to make ourselves presence-less, paperless and do seamless on-boarding,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Vernacular is the way forward. Financial integration efforts will need to localise their offerings and allow for dialects and languages as opposed to delivering services only in English,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Aarogya Setu one of the top 10 downloaded mobile apps globally since launch, second month in running. India has led the way in effectively leveraging technology to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Today, its scale and size is 115 million. Fastest App to reach 15 million in 13 days, 100 million in 41 days,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Transparency, privacy and security have been the core design principle of Aarogya Setu. Opening the source code to developer community signifies Government of India continuing principal to these commitments. No other government anywhere in the world has been open source at this scale," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Source Code ) : "Transparency, privacy and security have been the core design principles of Aarogya Setu since its inception and opening the Source Code to the developer community signifies the government's continued commitment to these principles," External link

economictimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “opening the source code to developers' community signifies Government of India's commitment to the core design principles of transparency, privacy and security” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Despite having massive resources of minerals and coal, we import (Rs) 5 lakh crore of minerals & (Rs) 1.7 lakh crore of Coal. We were totally import dependent. Commercial Coal mining & putting 500 mines for bidding is transformational," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Govt drives key structural reforms which were held up for decades. Giving farmers the freedom to sell his produce, amendment of Essential Commodities Act & deregulating cereals, edible oils, potato & onion are big ticket changes," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 15, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The recovery rate of India is on a constant path of improvement. From just 9% on 18 March to 34% today. Our fatality rate is ~ 3% as compared to 14% in Italy and the UK. Key to winning battle is to dedicate our efforts in keeping the fatality rate low and improving our recovery rate," External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “More than 500 doctors have signed up and many more will join in,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Aarogya Setu has a clearly defined protocol for access to data. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the fiduciary of the data, and data is only shared with government officials directly involved in Covid-19 related medical and administrative interventions on a strictly need-to-know basis and limited in scope only to their direct work," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "When an individual provides his/her mobile number for registration, the Aarogya Setu server assigns an anonymous, randomized unique device identity number (DiD) and associates it with their mobile device. This pair - the mobile number, DiD and other personal information is securely stored in a highly encrypted server" External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "All contact tracing and location information that might have been uploaded to the Aarogya Setu server is permanently deleted 45 days from the date of upload if you have not tested positive for Covid-19 within that period of time. If you are infected, all contact tracing and location information pertaining to you are permanently deleted from the server 60 days after you are declared cured of COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The central feature of the app is location history and bluetooth-based contact tracing in the fight against the virus. The Bluetooth interaction between two phones on which the app is installed is performed anonymously, using a randomized and secure Device Identification Number (DID) that has been assigned to the devices at the time of registration," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The Aarogya Setu engine is designed to respect the privacy of Covid-19 positive patients. The backend of the App is integrated with ICMR database through an API, and information about patients who have tested Covid-19 positive is received in real-time. It is this ICMR database which is the source from which the App receives information about all Covid-19 positive cases," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "It is only in the event there is a requirement for individual medical intervention that the anonymized personal information is re-identified. The team is exploring moving from a one-time DID to dynamically generated DIDs for every user, to further enhance privacy," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Aarogya Setu has a clearly defined protocol for access to data. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the fiduciary of the data, and data is only shared with government officials directly involved in COVID-19 related medical and administrative interventions on a strictly need-to-know basis and limited in scope only to their direct work," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "When an individual provides his/her mobile number for registration, the Aarogya Setu server assigns an anonymous, randomized unique device identity number (DiD) and associates it with their mobile device. This pair - the mobile number, DiD and other personal information is securely stored in a highly encrypted server" External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "All contact tracing and location information that might have been uploaded to the Aarogya Setu server is permanently deleted 45 days from the date of upload if you have not tested positive for Covid-19 within that period of time. If you are infected, all contact tracing and location information pertaining to you are permanently deleted from the server 60 days after you are declared cured of Covid-19," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The central feature of the app is location history and bluetooth-based contact tracing in the fight against the virus. The Bluetooth interaction between two phones on which the app is installed is performed anonymously, using a randomized and secure Device Identification Number (DID) that has been assigned to the devices at the time of registration," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The Aarogya Setu engine is designed to respect the privacy of Covid-19 positive patients. The backend of the App is integrated with ICMR database through an API, and information about patients who have tested Covid-19 positive is received in real-time. It is this ICMR database which is the source from which the App receives information about all Covid-19 positive cases," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "It is only in the event there is a requirement for individual medical intervention that the anonymized personal information is re-identified. The team is exploring moving from a one-time DID to dynamically generated DIDs for every user, to further enhance privacy," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These five cities are critical for India. States must strengthen containment strategies and undertake rigorous testing and contact tracing,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "For instance, in Maharashtra, the engine identified over 60 hotspots across 18 districts. Across the nation, the engine predicted about 130 hotspots at the sub-post office level between April 13 to April 20. Later, these forecasted hotspots were declared as 'real hotspots' by the Union Health Ministry some 3 to 17 days after being alerted by Aarogya Setu. This way, the engine helped the government with " External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are just a few of the innovators who are taking the fight to the pandemic,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “If the results are so encouraging in the health sector, then with adequate support and a robust regulatory framework, this can be replicated across most sectors, helping India become self-sufficient and the nerve centre for growth and capability,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “AarogyaSetuMitr, the stack powering this new feature, is developed in collaboration and partnership of @NITIAayog and @PrinSciAdvGoI,” External link

economictimes Friday, May 8, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Cities which hold the key to India's fight against COVID-19: Mumbai accounting for 20 per cent, Delhi ~11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai~ 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Cities which hold the key to India's fight against COVID-19: Mumbai accounting for 20 per cent, Delhi ~11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai~ 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Cities which hold the key to India’s fight against COVID-19 : Mumbai accounting for 20%, Delhi-11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai- 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Cities which hold the key to India’s fight against COVID-19: Mumbai accounting for 20 per cent, Delhi ~11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai~ 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Cities which hold the key to India’s fight against COVID-19 : Mumbai accounting for 20%, Delhi-11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai- 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “India has to beg, borrow, steal technology from abroad. China did that and that is why it could produce at low costs,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We have worked there with Collectors in 112 backward districts, which we call aspiration districts that come under the aspirational district programme. Till now in those 112 districts, only 610 cases have been reported that is only 2 per cent of the national level infection. In 112 districts, 22 per cent of India's population resides. Of these, six districts have reported the first case after April 21," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are aspirational districts that account for less than 2 per cent of the national Covid count,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are aspirational districts which account for less than 2 per cent of the national Covid count,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “NITI Aayog extensively engaged with Indian Start Ups, Start Ups of Indians in the US and other countries to better leverage their new innovative, low cost designs, applications, and equipment by linking them up with big industry platforms,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "The Aaroygya Setu app has close to 90 million downloads till date & is being regularly updated, with feature like telemedicine being added," External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “The Aaroygya Setu app has close to 90 million downloads till date & is being regularly updated, with feature like telemedicine being added,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 4, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We are also implementing a campaign to safeguard the elderly citizens, efforts are being to raise funds. Skill building programmes were conducted in coordination with international organisations such as UN bodies, WHO, FAO, Asian Development Bank and World Bank. Red Cross Society deployed about 40,000 volunteers to assist the local administrations in various ways," External link

thehindu Monday, May 4, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We are also implementing a campaign to safeguard the elderly citizens, efforts are being to raise funds. Skill building programmes were conducted in coordination with international organisations such as UN bodies, WHO, FAO, Asian Development Bank and World Bank. Red Cross Society deployed about 40,000 volunteers to assist the local administrations in various ways," External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Possible Road Ahead: Hyper-localisation in Red areas with ruthless containment; 2.Physical distancing & Masks =New Fashion; 3.Virus can bounce back; 4. Look after 60+with Co-morbidity; 5.Vaccine still far away; 6.For livelihoods, economy should kickstart with full supply chains," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Happy to note that with 7700 + recoveries, our COVID-19 recovery rate has improved. It was 15% on 19 April, 19.2% on 26 April and 24.56% today. We must keep working tirelessly on high case load states and districts to further improve our recovery rate," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are 15 districts, which are critical in our battle against COVID-19. Of them, seven show particularly high case volumes. India’s success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test and treat in these districts. We must win here," External link

wam-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Our analysis finds that the rate of growth in positive cases and fatalities has been consistently lower - linear but non-exponential," External link

independent-UK Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Happy to note that with 7700 + recoveries, our COVID-19 recovery rate has improved. It was 15% on 19 April, 19.2% on 26 April and 24.56% today. We must keep working tirelessly on high case load states and districts to further improve our recovery rate,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Our analysis finds that the rate of growth in positive cases and fatalities has been consistently lower – linear but non-exponential,” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Our analysis finds that the rate of growth in positive cases and fatalities has been consistently lower - linear but non-exponential," External link

wsau Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “Our job is to present the nationwide picture, but it is the state governments that have to take strong, ruthless containment measures, more testing, isolation, and treatment in order to bring the number of cases down,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “However, it is not enough to show a decline over one week, this has to be consistent for three to four weeks to be a correct indication of a downward trend. This is the reason I have also put up Kerala’s trends, which has shown week on week constant decline. We must learn from what Kerala did,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Our job is to present the nationwide picture, but it is the state governments that have to take strong, ruthless containment measures, more testing, isolation, and treatment in order to bring the number of cases down,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are the 15 places that have reported more than 1% of India’s cases and it is here that we have to flatten the curve to win the fight against the virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “However, it is not enough to show a decline over one week, this has to be consistent for three to four weeks to be a correct indication of a downward trend. This is the reason I have also put up Kerala’s trends, which has shown week on week constant decline. We must learn from what Kerala did,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India’s success in battling Covid-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India's success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India's success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here," External link

news18 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India's success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “India’s success in battling Covid-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test and treat in these districts. We must win here,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "Nowhere have we said that we are going to constrain China's investment. They have been a big player in India's start-up story," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Despite increased testing, our percentage of positive cases is still low compared to others. India’s strong measures on travel restrictions, social distancing, Janata curfew & lockdown have paid dividends,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy," External link

news18 Friday, April 17, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in the economy," External link

firstpost Friday, April 17, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy," External link

business-standard Friday, April 17, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy," External link

economictimes Friday, April 17, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy,” External link

financialexpress Friday, April 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It has also been directed... that there will be no upper limit for allocation of food grains to each such organisation from any FCI depot,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : “Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. Aarogya Setu, India’s app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 million users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App,” External link

india Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : "Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. Aarogya Setu, India's app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 million users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App," External link

news18 Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : "Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. AarogyaSetu, India's app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : "Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. AarogyaSetu, India's app to fight Covid-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : “Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. AarogyaSetu, India’s app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We saw that the supplies of the essential goods were disrupted. But now the entire supply chain across sectors will be taken care of. The finance ministry is working on measures to boost the medium and small enterprises and large industries to get the whole economic activities going,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In a similar way, we should look at five to six sectors for manufacturing in India,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Now we have to ensures efficient supply chain of consumer goods,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We have opened up mobile manufacturing and manufacturing of APIs in the country. In a similar way, we should look at five to six sectors for manufacturing in India,” External link

economictimes Monday, April 13, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “The app has been developed with a whole of India approach and has been possible with public-private partnership with the best expertise,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 13, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “ICMR has validated the kits which are ‘all-in-one’ RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test kit for detection of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2-RNA) through the use of upper and lower respiratory samples” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Manufactured by Singapore-based company, Accelerate Tech, the kit has received provisional authorization for clinical use from Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA). The kits will help in building testing capacity in states,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The government has taken several measures so that their livelihoods are protected. At this juncture, I request you to coordinate your efforts and work closely with district administration and state governments so that measures of care, shelter, food and social distancing go hand in hand and they are fully taken care of in their present location. It is our responsibility that no one goes without shelter and food,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "I compliment the RBI Governor on putting this moratorium of 3 months and also waving off interest and bringing down the repo rate, this is the way to go. This is a progressive and timely measure," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, March 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “I have no doubt in mind that the situation will improve and day-to-day essentials will be provided to citizens,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We would like to strongly emphasise that floor prices are the need of the hour to enable continuation of a multiplicity of firms that is critical for healthy competition. Given the heavy debt burden being faced by the sector and the recent fall in prices to unsustainable levels, there is no option available but to set floor prices,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “As we have mentioned in our comments, this (floor price) may be reviewed for its impact on the market and a view may be taken on bringing back forbearance, once the sector fully revives. However, in the extraordinary circumstances that the sector is going through at present, we believe that floor prices are absolutely necessary to avert lasting damage to India’s digital agenda and economic growth,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We do nevertheless agree with Trai that floor pricing is not a long-term solution. There is also an inherent opportunity to seize the present situation to bring in far reaching reforms in the sector which will provide lasting relief needed to create a healthy, vibrant and dynamic telecom sector vital for economic growth,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We would like to strongly emphasise that floor prices are the need of the hour to enable continuation of a multiplicity of firms that is critical for healthy competition. Given the heavy debt burden being faced by the sector and the recent fall in prices to unsustainable levels, there is no option available but to set floor prices," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "As we have mentioned in our comments, this (floor price) may be reviewed for its impact on the market and a view may be taken on bringing back forbearance, once the sector fully revives. However, in the extraordinary circumstances that the sector is going through at present, we believe that floor prices are absolutely necessary to avert lasting damage to India's digital agenda and economic growth," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We do nevertheless agree with Trai that floor pricing is not a long-term solution. There is also an inherent opportunity to seize the present situation to bring in far reaching reforms in the sector which will provide lasting relief needed to create a healthy, vibrant and dynamic telecom sector vital for economic growth," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Reaching the world average would add over more than $700 billion to India’s economy. Thus, it is not possible to become a $5 trillion without women being equal partners in the country’ growth,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Startups are not merely disrupting systems, my belief is that many of them are actually finding solutions to the problems of India. So, if they are finding solutions for waste management, learning outcomes, health outcomes, they are not finding solutions for 1.3 billion people of India but for 7.5 billion people of the world,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It is necessary to penetrate America. Without America, it was not possible for Japan, Korea or China to become rich. That is where the real wealth is. It is important that Gujaratis, who gave a thumping welcome to US President Donald Trump recently, penetrate his country first. Without America, it will not be possible to create great wealth,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “And therefore, we must use machine learning, we must use artificial intelligence to make this massive growth process,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There is a need to create an economic framework for data pooling as a business resource in a responsible manner. It is not possible for India to grow rapidly at high rates without a technological leapfrogging in many areas of growth. India has to get into sunrise areas of the industry, and I believe India can radically change the landscape of electric mobility," External link

news18 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Fruitful, constructive & positive meeting with captains of industry in pharmaceutical sector to discuss the options for domestic manufacturing of critical APIs on which India is import dependent. Consensus arrived at on a range of policy measures for creating ecosystem in India," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We have laid a lot of emphasis on education and health. We laid some emphasis on basic infrastructure. But eventually, we have to see long-term economic growth. Eventually, we need to create jobs and transform the districts. I personally feel, in many of the districts, we need some economic activities to be a key driver. So we have asked these districts to identify one potential area which we can make as a key economic driver,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 3, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Melinda Gates ) : “We have partnered with Tata Trusts, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are judging districts on 49 indicators and see which district is going up and going down,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 3, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "In the next month or so we will (be) accelerating pace of disinvestment in some of big PSUs. We will push limits on disinvestment of PSUs," External link

news18 Monday, February 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We will put out another six airports for bids in the next month or two...We are also trying to put out some power grids and gas grids," External link

news18 Monday, February 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "In the next month or so we will (be) accelerating pace of disinvestment in some of big PSUs. We will push limits on disinvestment of PSUs," External link

business-standard Monday, February 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We will put out another six airports for bids in the next month or two...We are also trying to put out some power grids and gas grids," External link

business-standard Monday, February 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "This is a development-oriented budget. Our corporate and indirect tax regime will become one of the lowest in the country. The dividend distribution tax has been removed. Additionally, our country needs infrastructure creation. In view of that, sovereign wealth funds have got tax exemption for infrastructure. For startups also important measures have been introduced," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The two big things in this budget are that PPP has been encouraged. It will increase the contribution of the private sector in the growth of the economy. Second, the focus is on technology, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, etc. These things will develop India," "The tax regime will make India the lowest tax regime in the world," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are two challenges to address: to ensure new form of urbanisation which is based on public transportation, and to ensure India doesn't lose out among global manufactures of tomorrow," External link

news18 Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are two challenges to address: to ensure new form of urbanisation which is based on public transportation, and to ensure India doesn't lose out among global manufactures of tomorrow," External link

economictimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are two challenges to address: to ensure new form of urbanisation which is based on public transportation, and to ensure India doesn't lose out among global manufactures of tomorrow," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “This is the first government which has talked about 100 smart cities. The challenge would be how do we do compact dense urbanization. The days of sprawling urbanization are over. America had sprawling urbanisation when it had land and water all available and its cities were made for cars. American car companies bought over railways and destroyed them so that cars could be sold. But today most of the successful urbanization is compactness and denseness, so that you are able to use public transportation and not use individual cars,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The target of achieving five trillion dollar economy is through Uttar Pradesh. And Uttar Pradesh is capable of delivering it” “In ease of doing business, India was at the 142nd position. We have jumped 79 positions in world rankings. But we are a large country and the states must become easier (in ease of doing business),” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In just two years, Uttar Pradesh has jumped from 23rd position to 11th rank in ease of doing business,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “All these eight districts of Uttar Pradesh have shown remarkable improvement. They have registered 55% improvement on all indicators set by the Centre,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant pointed out : “Uttar Pradesh is the heart and soul of India. If UP achieves the $ 1 trillion dollar target, then India will also become a $ 5 trillion economy,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Association ) : “It is incumbent upon the Lucknow Management Association to bring this change,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “India’s data consumption today is more than the data consumption of the US and China combined . We will provide the size and scale of the data that the world has never seen before. This size and scale will enable us to use a lot of machine learning, AI to provide solutions to health and education which has never done before,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We cannot just grow on the back of the service sector and hence need to take exports and manufacturing to newer heights,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are fully committed to achieving sustainable development goals in partnership with states," External link

economictimes Monday, December 30, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant noted : "The agriculture sector consumes 90 per cent of India's water consumption and without reducing this consumption, we will never be able to meet rural, urban & industrial needs," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "will make India a very competitive and productively-efficient economy in the long run," "India's story has just begun," External link

outlookindia Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are a great believer that India necessarily has to be an integral part of the global supply chain. And therefore, India has opened up its foreign direct investment regime across sectors," External link

outlookindia Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "There is a great positivity about India," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "will make India a very competitive and productively-efficient economy in the long run," "India's story has just begun," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are a great believer that India necessarily has to be an integral part of the global supply chain. And therefore, India has opened up its foreign direct investment regime across sectors," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "The perception of American investors toward China changed... They will always be looking for alternative investment destinations. Now, one is Vietnam which has limited skills and very limited domestic market. India should really use the strength of its domestic market," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India is a great believer in intellectual property rights (IPR). We come out with a new policy on IPR. IPR regime has radically improved. We benchmarked against USA and Japan now. Patent rights are being given within a period of 18-24 months now. A huge amount of work has been done to improve India's IPR regime that had concerns of USA," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We are the only country which is doing 100 smart cities, India is the only country with 50 metros and the government is rolling out a whole programme of asset monetisation. We are putting out 10,000 kilometres of roads and new airports, which were owned by the Airports Authority of India for privatisation. We are doing major public sector privatisation," "Monesatisation in the public sector actually provides a massive opportunity to companies' pension funds and large PE investors. All of them to put resources in India and created wealth out of India because there is a huge opportunity for growth in India. Therefore, I feel that India's story will be told over the next 2-3 decades," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "will make India a very competitive and productively-efficient economy in the long run," "India's story has just begun," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are a great believer that India necessarily has to be an integral part of the global supply chain. And therefore, India has opened up its foreign direct investment regime across sectors," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Car batteries will get much cheaper in 3 to 4 years as technology advances," External link

globalissues Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “We are working in partnership with the private sector to finalise a road map for electrification of 2 Wheelers by 2026,” External link

forbes Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “We are working in partnership with the private sector to finalise a road map for electrification of 2 Wheelers by 2026,” External link

forbes Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India's health system is confronted with many challenges. There are inter and intrastate differentials, rising burden of non-communicable disease, little standardization and no interoperability," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "This is largely because we have not been able to bring the level of convergence, the extent of integration across a vast range of departments that work towards providing nutrition," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "It is a huge achievement...Our objective is to reach the top 50 and reach the top 25 in the next three years of time. This is the target the prime minister has set for us," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It is a huge achievement…Our objective is to reach the top 50 and reach the top 25 in the next three years of time. This is the target the prime minister has set for us,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “It is a huge achievement…Our objective is to reach the top 50 and reach the top 25 in the next three years of time. This is the target the prime minister has set for us,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The index will be useful to states and union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation," External link

outlookindia Friday, October 18, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We should adopt 5G technology soon as it will inter- connect devices and accelerate data flow," External link

business-standard Friday, October 18, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The index will be useful to states and Union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The index will be useful to states and union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The index will be useful to states and union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “I had a detailed discussion with the Minister of Railways wherein it was decided that there is a necessity to take up the matter on priority for at least 50 stations. Considering the recent experience in privatisation of six airports a similar process for setting up an empowered group of secretaries to drive the process in a time-bound manner,” “As you are already aware that the ministry of railways has also decided to bring in private train operators for passenger train operations and is contemplating to take up 150 trains in the first phase,” External link

india Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "I had a detailed discussion with the minister of railways wherein it was decided that there is a necessity to take up the matter on priority for at least 50 stations. Considering the recent experience in the privatisation of six airports a similar process for setting up an empowered group of secretaries to drive the process in a time-bound manner...As you are already aware that the ministry of railways has also decided to bring in private train operators for passenger train operations and is contemplating to take up 150 trains in the first phase," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “As you are already aware that the ministry of railways has also decided to bring in private train operators for passenger train operations and is contemplating to take up 150 trains in the first phase,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Despite the fact that the aforesaid commitment (developing 400 stations) was given for last several years, actual implementation of the same has not happened except for a few isolated cases in which a few stations have been taken up through EPC mode,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The empowered group of secretaries may also be tasked to drive this initiative,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are pushing for public sector disinvestment in a very radical way. NITI Aayog has recommended over 55 public sector companies for disinvestment and I can tell you that the government itself has approved over 26 of them for disinvestment...you will have soon a very very vast number of public sector companies getting privatised," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about India Economic ) : "And since then both the RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high growth trajectory. The RBI has dropped the repo rate by about 110 basis points to 5.4 per cent. But there is limitation to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We have jumped up about 65 positions in the World Bank's ease of doing business ranking and our target is to reach the top 50 in the next two years and top 20 in the next five years and push this relentlessly," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

asianage Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant sagte : "HCL hat ein großartiges Modell zur Unterstützung der Entwicklungsagenda des Landes entwickelt. Ich gratuliere den Gewinnern und den Finalisten zu ihrer aufrichtigen Arbeit und wünsche ihnen alles Gute" External link

finanznachrichten-en Friday, February 22, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant declarou : "A HCL criou um modelo maravilhoso de apoiar os projetos de desenvolvimento do país. Eu parabenizo os vencedores e finalistas por seu trabalho verdadeiro e desejo o melhor a todos eles" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, February 22, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant declarou : "A HCL criou um modelo maravilhoso de apoiar os projetos de desenvolvimento do país. Eu parabenizo os vencedores e finalistas por seu trabalho verdadeiro e desejo o melhor a todos eles" External link

em Friday, February 22, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT



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Amitabh Kant added : "Even in the Aspirational Districts, despite facing greater developmental challenges, people came forward in a tremendous display of humanity. We are happy to have come together with Discovery and the UN in India for this initiative to recognise these stories," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “This has led to all manufacturers such as Apple, Foxconn Hon Hai, Wistron and Samsung invest in India. We will do this same strategy across many other sectors,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill has gone to Parliament. We will soon have a data privacy law," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill has gone to Parliament. We will soon have a data privacy law," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “We firmly believe that AI can help transform lives. India is developing AI-based solutions for social empowerment across spheres like healthcare, education, finance, agriculture and governance. On the strength of its data and innovation prowess, India can become the AI laboratory of the world, delivering intuitive solutions to a wide range of societal issues,” External link

news18 Monday, October 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “We firmly believe that AI can help transform lives. India is developing AI-based solutions for social empowerment across spheres like healthcare, education, finance, agriculture and governance. On the strength of its data and innovation prowess, India can become the AI laboratory of the world, delivering intuitive solutions to a wide range of societal issues,” External link

news18 Monday, October 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It will not be appropriate to talk at length at this stage because it is going to the Cabinet but hopefully we should have approval within a month or so. We have already got approval of the expenditure finance committee and [Meity] will drive the proposal. Give us another 60 days,” External link

Hindu Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “We believe that the private sector, with the adoption of technology, can play a significant role in eliminating the need for any direct contact of workers with waste. This will help raise the dignity of our workers,” External link

economictimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It will not be appropriate to talk at length at this stage because it is going to the Cabinet but hopefully we should have approval within a month or so. We have already got approval of the expenditure finance committee and ministry of information technology (Meity) will drive the proposal. Give us another 60 days,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We look at artificial intelligence not from the viewpoint of driverless cars but from solving problems of people and how we can socially empower them through AI. We will make AI a moment in India,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "It will not be appropriate to talk at length at this stage because it is going to the Cabinet but hopefully we should have approval within a month or so. We have already got approval of the expenditure finance committee and ministry of information technology (Meity) will drive the proposal. Give us another 60 days," External link

economictimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We look at artificial intelligence not from the viewpoint of driverless cars but from solving problems of people and how we can socially empower them through AI. We will make AI a moment in India," External link

economictimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says ( about Incredible India ) : “I’ve been associated with tourism for a long time. Globally, World Tourism Organisation tracked 217 destinations, out of which 72% had closed borders to international tourists [amid the pandemic]. Covid-19 has impacted the tourism industry, which is a big job creator. We must follow proper precautions, promote domestic tourism and become an adventure tourist. We need to discover hills and mountains and seek fresh air. This time is an opportunity to make India the safest place for travellers, particularly women. It is time to build good protocols and guidelines, sensitise the local community, create world-class infrastructure and make the community a part of tourism’s growth process,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are fine tuning indicators (based on which Niti Aayog ranks 112 most backward districts)...some indicators need to be dropped," External link

business-standard Monday, September 28, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Incredible India ) : “Post-Covid there will be a massive opportunity for India, once it builds seamless travel experience,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Technology will become a key player, as even now eight of the companies growing and expanding are technologically driven,” “It will also be key dividing factor and a driver of growth. Tour operators and travel agents will have to adapt to a new business model to survive as people will depend more and more on mobile and digital mediums” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Incredible India ) : “This provides an opportunity to build great infrastructure and an inward-looking Incredible India 2.0 states,” “States can create top class products. Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka have an incredible tourism potential. As it is, the Udaan scheme offers connectivity to remote locations now, as the travel will shift from far away locales to less urban destinations closer to people’s homes,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 28, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The has presented a unique opportunity to transform our health care system and with Bajaj Finserv entering the space, it will set a unique example and encourage many more private sector players come forward and partner with the health sector to help realise the vision of building a healthy and a very progressive India,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "To recover from the pandemic, we must be even more ambitious and decisive towards clean investments," External link

business-standard Monday, September 21, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are looking at 109 origin-destination pairs, divided into 12 clusters requiring 151 trains...Our objective is also 50 railway stations," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, September 18, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant clarified : "It is like when private banks were set up in India. So many private players came in the banking sector. But that did not lead SBI to shut? Private investment will bring in newer technologies. It will create competition in the railway sector. The competition will increase efficiency and reduce fare in the long run," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, September 18, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want Railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward Railways will contribute 1-2 per cent towards India’s growth,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 18, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want Railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward, the railways will contribute 1-2% towards India’s growth,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident going forward that railways will contribute 1-2% towards India’s growth,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The focus is Make in India, even the global companies that participate in this will have to follow the Make in India norms by DPIIT. This will bring in manufacturing capacity...When Alstom and Bombardier can manufacture metro trains in India, then why can’t trains be manufactured?. Everything will be set up in India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want Railways to drive India's growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward, the railways will contribute 1-2% towards India's growth,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "This creates a win-win situation for Indian Railways as well as investors, by tapping into the potential of huge unmet demand in the passenger business. The private sector investment we are looking at is about Rs 30,000 crores," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The proposed redevelopment stations we are looking at is an iconic world-class airport to give really better facilities to the passengers, user-friendly systems, technology-enabled services. Much like you have seen new airports in Delhi and Mumbai. You will see completely new stations which will drive India's growth," "The new stations will be well planned. The holistic development in the area will cater to long term transit and economic needs of the city. This will lead to all-time economic development. Our objective is to do around 50 railway stations by the end of next year which would mean an investment we are looking at is close to about Rs 1 lakh crores in the Indian Railways," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We want Railways to drive India's growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident that going forward, the railways will contribute 1-2% towards India's growth," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Overall, I think this [private train operators] is a win-win for the country. Let us not look at just one segment, look at the country... new technology, new players, efficiency comes in...and over a period of time... greater play of competition...will reduce fares both on the freight and passenger side for the country,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "This creates a win-win situation for Indian Railways as well as investors, by tapping into the potential of huge unmet demand in passenger business," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We want railways to drive India’s growth story. In countries like Japan and South Korea the growth story was also driven by railway infrastructure. We are confident going forward railways will contribute 1-2% towards India’s growth,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The focus is Make in India, even the global companies that participate in this will have to follow the Make in India norms by the DPIIT. This will bring in manufacturing capacity in India. When Alstom and Bombardier can manufacture metro trains in India then why can’t trains be manufactured. Everything will set up in India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant adding : “This creates a win-win situation for Indian Railways as well as investors, by tapping into the potential of huge unmet demand in the passenger business,” External link

india Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “The scrappage policy also is at a very advanced stage of inter-ministerial discussions and we will push both these things forward,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We have reliance on imports for low-tech components like gear boxes, tubes and steering wheels. I do not see any technological impediment for localisation of these components. There is no rationale for importing these components,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”He is talking about making Indian companies excel, talking about the opportunity to capture the large domestic market of India and using the domestic market, assisting those for exports and penetrating the global market,” “I believe that there will be a huge indigenisation of all components of automobile value chains. There is a need to focus on local manufacturing at (level of) tier-1, 2 and 3 suppliers, and all technologies and resources need to be (made) available,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “There will be an inevitable disruption in the area of electric vehicles so it is essential to re-skill our existing workforce for a smooth transition. More jobs related to electronics and digitisation will be created,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We are creating many many jobs but new kinds of jobs and therefore it is essential to re-skill our existing workforce for a smooth transition to EVS,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “They should be able to leverage their digital history to access growth opportunities offered by different institutions,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”Even though there was a decline in pharmaceutical production in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s indigenous pharmaceutical industry quickly recovered and registered a strong growth of 34.6 percent in June 2020,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”Even though there was a decline in pharmaceutical production in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s indigenous pharmaceutical industry quickly recovered and registered a strong growth of 34.6 percent in June 2020,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India's urbanisation should be designed for people, not for cars," External link

news18 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In line with this new orientation, NITI Aayog has taken a significant step by developing the first-ever Export Preparedness Index for Indian states. The Index ranks states and union territories on critical parameters required for promoting the country’s exports,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that many of these deaths are caused by people falling overboard or from the platform, on to the tracks. Hence, this should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK [Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh]. It should be ideally recorded officially,” External link

thehindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “As per the data presented by the Indian Railways, there has been a noticeable improvement in railway safety,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that many of these deaths are caused by people falling overboard or from the platform on to the tracks. Hence, this should not be excluded from the purview of The Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK). It should be ideally recorded officially,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that many of these deaths are caused by people falling overboard or from the platform, on to the tracks. Hence, this should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK [Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh]. It should be ideally recorded officially,” External link

Hindu Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “Hence these should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK and should ideally be recorded. If ignored, we will never be able to institute a corrective mechanism,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “Hence these should not be excluded from the purview of RRSK and should ideally be recorded. If ignored, we will never be able to institute a corrective mechanism,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “After today’s announcement, the taxpayers have a right and therefore honesty will be really the key to the future,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “Almost 99% people in India file income tax return online. So the tax department has collected a lot of date over the years. Now the idea is to use all these data and artificial intelligence to find those who are evading taxes,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “A robust ODR ecosystem in India has the potential to facilitate access to justice and the ease of doing business by making dispute resolution cheaper, quicker and most importantly equally credible as conventional methods of dispute resolution,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “A robust ODR ecosystem in India has the potential to facilitate access to justice and the ease of doing business by making dispute resolution cheaper, quicker and most importantly equally credible as conventional methods of dispute resolution,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, August 8, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation disruption driven by AI. AI has become a strategic lever for economic growth across nations and will continue to be one of the most crucial technologies of the future," External link

siliconindia Monday, July 27, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Data used for computation of GHI 2019 rankings in the average value over varying periods i.e., 2016-18 for Undernourishment; 2014-18 for Wasting & Stunning and of 2017 for Under-five Mortality (source of data is from World Bank, FAO, WHO & UNICEF),” “Average values are affected by extreme values… Even if there is improvement in the indicators (which is the case for India), upon taking average value over period, the improvement made will not get rightly represented…,” External link

expressindia Friday, July 24, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In these challenging times and in the post Covid-19 era, e-commerce will be a key driver of India’s growth and job creation. As this segment grows and expands Amazon should provide safe access to products for the people of India, work closely with our kirana stores so that they also benefit from the expansion of market and support industries such as packaging, trucking and construction,” External link

business-standard Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “There is a need to deepen the market to further global energy transition. The motivation behind the transition varies across the developing world. Therefore, capital flow in the developing world is the need of the hour,” External link

financialexpress Friday, July 17, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy-making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focussing on the recovery but by building back better for long-term transformation,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy-making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focussing on the recovery but by building back better for long-term transformation,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : ”By leveraging the technological capacity meticulously built over the last few years, India is all set to roll out interoperability in making access to the Public Distribution System location independent,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "By leveraging the technological capacity meticulously built over the last few years, India is all set to roll out interoperability in making access to the Public Distribution System location independent," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The first half of 2020 has underscored the importance of responsive and adaptive policy making, more than ever before. When challenges are dynamic and unprecedented, peer learning and knowledge exchange are of utmost significance. We are deeply committed to foster this spirit and accelerate progress on the SDG targets by not only focusing on the recovery but by building back better for long term transformation," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “By leveraging the technological capacity meticulously built over the last few years, India is all set to roll out interoperability in making access to the Public Distribution System location independent,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Why are states like Telangana, Bihar just not doing enough testing and not putting out data. Consequences of this will be seen in two-three months. All these states, which are not doing testing, need to be shamed,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "that is the only way we will be able to make right policy decisions" External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant states : “This will not only prove to be a profitable venture for them but also help India establish as a global leader in sandalwood and bamboo production. Such plantation drives can be launched in the large premises of various government institutions and vacant land belonging to various departments like agriculture and forest in your state,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The high tests per million being undertaken now in Delhi must be emulated by other states. This is critical. States must be judged on testing. We can succeed against #Covid-19 only with 3T strategy of testing, tracing & treating. This is the moment to act, and to act fast,” External link

timesofindia Monday, July 6, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “They must be transparent in origin & final destination of data. India has to be a data sovereign country. This is critical. Apps against whom action taken are lifestyle apps,” External link

india Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant stated : “Banks, NBFCs and MFIs could then prioritise ODR before they approach debt recovery tribunals. Families would take recourse to ODR to address sensitive issues, and so on,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 29, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Some States/Cities think that they can manage COVID-19 crisis without adequate testing. This is not possible. Examples of Kerala/Karnataka/Korea demonstrates that testing -tracing- treatment accompanied by aggressive containment & public adherence to masks & distancing is key,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Some States/Cities think that they can manage COVID-19 crisis without adequate testing. This is not possible. Examples of Kerala/Karnataka/Korea demonstrates that testing -tracing- treatment accompanied by aggressive containment & public adherence to masks & distancing is key," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Some States/Cities think that they can manage Covid-19 crisis without adequate testing. This is not possible. Examples of Kerala/Karnataka/Korea demonstrates that testing -tracing- treatment accompanied by aggressive containment & public adherence to masks & distancing is key," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The latest RBI (Reserve Bank of India) numbers indicate that India records more than three billion digital transactions in a month, UPI (Unified Payments Interface) contributes more than 1.2 billion to the overall transactions,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These will all be increased forays in fintech to emerge as one of the global fintech hubs of choice and that is really the potential of India — to emerge as one of fintech’s global hubs of choice,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The key areas that will need to be actualised for achieving financial integration are really to make ourselves presence-less, paperless and do seamless on-boarding,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Vernacular is the way forward. Financial integration efforts will need to localise their offerings and allow for dialects and languages as opposed to delivering services only in English,” External link

financialexpress Friday, June 12, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Aarogya Setu one of the top 10 downloaded mobile apps globally since launch, second month in running. India has led the way in effectively leveraging technology to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Today, its scale and size is 115 million. Fastest App to reach 15 million in 13 days, 100 million in 41 days,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Transparency, privacy and security have been the core design principle of Aarogya Setu. Opening the source code to developer community signifies Government of India continuing principal to these commitments. No other government anywhere in the world has been open source at this scale," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Source Code ) : "Transparency, privacy and security have been the core design principles of Aarogya Setu since its inception and opening the Source Code to the developer community signifies the government's continued commitment to these principles," External link

economictimes Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “opening the source code to developers' community signifies Government of India's commitment to the core design principles of transparency, privacy and security” External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Despite having massive resources of minerals and coal, we import (Rs) 5 lakh crore of minerals & (Rs) 1.7 lakh crore of Coal. We were totally import dependent. Commercial Coal mining & putting 500 mines for bidding is transformational," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Govt drives key structural reforms which were held up for decades. Giving farmers the freedom to sell his produce, amendment of Essential Commodities Act & deregulating cereals, edible oils, potato & onion are big ticket changes," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 15, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The recovery rate of India is on a constant path of improvement. From just 9% on 18 March to 34% today. Our fatality rate is ~ 3% as compared to 14% in Italy and the UK. Key to winning battle is to dedicate our efforts in keeping the fatality rate low and improving our recovery rate," External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “More than 500 doctors have signed up and many more will join in,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Aarogya Setu has a clearly defined protocol for access to data. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the fiduciary of the data, and data is only shared with government officials directly involved in Covid-19 related medical and administrative interventions on a strictly need-to-know basis and limited in scope only to their direct work," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "When an individual provides his/her mobile number for registration, the Aarogya Setu server assigns an anonymous, randomized unique device identity number (DiD) and associates it with their mobile device. This pair - the mobile number, DiD and other personal information is securely stored in a highly encrypted server" External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "All contact tracing and location information that might have been uploaded to the Aarogya Setu server is permanently deleted 45 days from the date of upload if you have not tested positive for Covid-19 within that period of time. If you are infected, all contact tracing and location information pertaining to you are permanently deleted from the server 60 days after you are declared cured of COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The central feature of the app is location history and bluetooth-based contact tracing in the fight against the virus. The Bluetooth interaction between two phones on which the app is installed is performed anonymously, using a randomized and secure Device Identification Number (DID) that has been assigned to the devices at the time of registration," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The Aarogya Setu engine is designed to respect the privacy of Covid-19 positive patients. The backend of the App is integrated with ICMR database through an API, and information about patients who have tested Covid-19 positive is received in real-time. It is this ICMR database which is the source from which the App receives information about all Covid-19 positive cases," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "It is only in the event there is a requirement for individual medical intervention that the anonymized personal information is re-identified. The team is exploring moving from a one-time DID to dynamically generated DIDs for every user, to further enhance privacy," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Aarogya Setu has a clearly defined protocol for access to data. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the fiduciary of the data, and data is only shared with government officials directly involved in COVID-19 related medical and administrative interventions on a strictly need-to-know basis and limited in scope only to their direct work," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "When an individual provides his/her mobile number for registration, the Aarogya Setu server assigns an anonymous, randomized unique device identity number (DiD) and associates it with their mobile device. This pair - the mobile number, DiD and other personal information is securely stored in a highly encrypted server" External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "All contact tracing and location information that might have been uploaded to the Aarogya Setu server is permanently deleted 45 days from the date of upload if you have not tested positive for Covid-19 within that period of time. If you are infected, all contact tracing and location information pertaining to you are permanently deleted from the server 60 days after you are declared cured of Covid-19," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The central feature of the app is location history and bluetooth-based contact tracing in the fight against the virus. The Bluetooth interaction between two phones on which the app is installed is performed anonymously, using a randomized and secure Device Identification Number (DID) that has been assigned to the devices at the time of registration," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "The Aarogya Setu engine is designed to respect the privacy of Covid-19 positive patients. The backend of the App is integrated with ICMR database through an API, and information about patients who have tested Covid-19 positive is received in real-time. It is this ICMR database which is the source from which the App receives information about all Covid-19 positive cases," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "It is only in the event there is a requirement for individual medical intervention that the anonymized personal information is re-identified. The team is exploring moving from a one-time DID to dynamically generated DIDs for every user, to further enhance privacy," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 11, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These five cities are critical for India. States must strengthen containment strategies and undertake rigorous testing and contact tracing,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "For instance, in Maharashtra, the engine identified over 60 hotspots across 18 districts. Across the nation, the engine predicted about 130 hotspots at the sub-post office level between April 13 to April 20. Later, these forecasted hotspots were declared as 'real hotspots' by the Union Health Ministry some 3 to 17 days after being alerted by Aarogya Setu. This way, the engine helped the government with " External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are just a few of the innovators who are taking the fight to the pandemic,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant says : “If the results are so encouraging in the health sector, then with adequate support and a robust regulatory framework, this can be replicated across most sectors, helping India become self-sufficient and the nerve centre for growth and capability,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “AarogyaSetuMitr, the stack powering this new feature, is developed in collaboration and partnership of @NITIAayog and @PrinSciAdvGoI,” External link

economictimes Friday, May 8, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Cities which hold the key to India's fight against COVID-19: Mumbai accounting for 20 per cent, Delhi ~11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai~ 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Cities which hold the key to India's fight against COVID-19: Mumbai accounting for 20 per cent, Delhi ~11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai~ 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Cities which hold the key to India’s fight against COVID-19 : Mumbai accounting for 20%, Delhi-11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai- 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Cities which hold the key to India’s fight against COVID-19: Mumbai accounting for 20 per cent, Delhi ~11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai~ 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Cities which hold the key to India’s fight against COVID-19 : Mumbai accounting for 20%, Delhi-11%, Ahmedabad is around 9%, Pune around 4%, Chennai- 4%, Indore around 3%, Thane also close to 3% & Jaipur around 2.5%. Testing, contact-tracing, & community surveillance critical,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “India has to beg, borrow, steal technology from abroad. China did that and that is why it could produce at low costs,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We have worked there with Collectors in 112 backward districts, which we call aspiration districts that come under the aspirational district programme. Till now in those 112 districts, only 610 cases have been reported that is only 2 per cent of the national level infection. In 112 districts, 22 per cent of India's population resides. Of these, six districts have reported the first case after April 21," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are aspirational districts that account for less than 2 per cent of the national Covid count,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are aspirational districts which account for less than 2 per cent of the national Covid count,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “NITI Aayog extensively engaged with Indian Start Ups, Start Ups of Indians in the US and other countries to better leverage their new innovative, low cost designs, applications, and equipment by linking them up with big industry platforms,” External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "The Aaroygya Setu app has close to 90 million downloads till date & is being regularly updated, with feature like telemedicine being added," External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “The Aaroygya Setu app has close to 90 million downloads till date & is being regularly updated, with feature like telemedicine being added,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 4, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We are also implementing a campaign to safeguard the elderly citizens, efforts are being to raise funds. Skill building programmes were conducted in coordination with international organisations such as UN bodies, WHO, FAO, Asian Development Bank and World Bank. Red Cross Society deployed about 40,000 volunteers to assist the local administrations in various ways," External link

thehindu Monday, May 4, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We are also implementing a campaign to safeguard the elderly citizens, efforts are being to raise funds. Skill building programmes were conducted in coordination with international organisations such as UN bodies, WHO, FAO, Asian Development Bank and World Bank. Red Cross Society deployed about 40,000 volunteers to assist the local administrations in various ways," External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Possible Road Ahead: Hyper-localisation in Red areas with ruthless containment; 2.Physical distancing & Masks =New Fashion; 3.Virus can bounce back; 4. Look after 60+with Co-morbidity; 5.Vaccine still far away; 6.For livelihoods, economy should kickstart with full supply chains," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Happy to note that with 7700 + recoveries, our COVID-19 recovery rate has improved. It was 15% on 19 April, 19.2% on 26 April and 24.56% today. We must keep working tirelessly on high case load states and districts to further improve our recovery rate," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are 15 districts, which are critical in our battle against COVID-19. Of them, seven show particularly high case volumes. India’s success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test and treat in these districts. We must win here," External link

wam-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Our analysis finds that the rate of growth in positive cases and fatalities has been consistently lower - linear but non-exponential," External link

independent-UK Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Happy to note that with 7700 + recoveries, our COVID-19 recovery rate has improved. It was 15% on 19 April, 19.2% on 26 April and 24.56% today. We must keep working tirelessly on high case load states and districts to further improve our recovery rate,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Our analysis finds that the rate of growth in positive cases and fatalities has been consistently lower – linear but non-exponential,” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Our analysis finds that the rate of growth in positive cases and fatalities has been consistently lower - linear but non-exponential," External link

wsau Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “Our job is to present the nationwide picture, but it is the state governments that have to take strong, ruthless containment measures, more testing, isolation, and treatment in order to bring the number of cases down,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “However, it is not enough to show a decline over one week, this has to be consistent for three to four weeks to be a correct indication of a downward trend. This is the reason I have also put up Kerala’s trends, which has shown week on week constant decline. We must learn from what Kerala did,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Our job is to present the nationwide picture, but it is the state governments that have to take strong, ruthless containment measures, more testing, isolation, and treatment in order to bring the number of cases down,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These are the 15 places that have reported more than 1% of India’s cases and it is here that we have to flatten the curve to win the fight against the virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “However, it is not enough to show a decline over one week, this has to be consistent for three to four weeks to be a correct indication of a downward trend. This is the reason I have also put up Kerala’s trends, which has shown week on week constant decline. We must learn from what Kerala did,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India’s success in battling Covid-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India's success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India's success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here," External link

news18 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "These 15 districts are critical in our battle against #Covid_19 Of them 7 show particularly high case volumes. India's success in battling COVID-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test, treat in these districts! We must win here," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “India’s success in battling Covid-19 is dependent on them. We must aggressively monitor, contain, test and treat in these districts. We must win here,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "Nowhere have we said that we are going to constrain China's investment. They have been a big player in India's start-up story," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Despite increased testing, our percentage of positive cases is still low compared to others. India’s strong measures on travel restrictions, social distancing, Janata curfew & lockdown have paid dividends,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy," External link

news18 Friday, April 17, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in the economy," External link

firstpost Friday, April 17, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy," External link

business-standard Friday, April 17, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy," External link

economictimes Friday, April 17, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Accurate assessment of conditions and immediate prognosis by him. Right-sized help to pain points and will help improve liquidity in economy,” External link

financialexpress Friday, April 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It has also been directed... that there will be no upper limit for allocation of food grains to each such organisation from any FCI depot,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : “Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. Aarogya Setu, India’s app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 million users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App,” External link

india Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : "Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. Aarogya Setu, India's app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 million users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App," External link

news18 Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : "Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. AarogyaSetu, India's app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : "Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. AarogyaSetu, India's app to fight Covid-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Pokemon Go ) : “Telephone took 75 years to reach 50 million users, radio 38 yrs, television 13 yrs, Internet 4 yrs, Facebook 19 months, Pokemon Go 19 days. AarogyaSetu, India’s app to fight COVID-19 has reached 50 mn users in just 13 days-fastest ever globally for an App,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We saw that the supplies of the essential goods were disrupted. But now the entire supply chain across sectors will be taken care of. The finance ministry is working on measures to boost the medium and small enterprises and large industries to get the whole economic activities going,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In a similar way, we should look at five to six sectors for manufacturing in India,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Now we have to ensures efficient supply chain of consumer goods,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We have opened up mobile manufacturing and manufacturing of APIs in the country. In a similar way, we should look at five to six sectors for manufacturing in India,” External link

economictimes Monday, April 13, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “The app has been developed with a whole of India approach and has been possible with public-private partnership with the best expertise,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 13, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “ICMR has validated the kits which are ‘all-in-one’ RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test kit for detection of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2-RNA) through the use of upper and lower respiratory samples” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Manufactured by Singapore-based company, Accelerate Tech, the kit has received provisional authorization for clinical use from Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA). The kits will help in building testing capacity in states,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The government has taken several measures so that their livelihoods are protected. At this juncture, I request you to coordinate your efforts and work closely with district administration and state governments so that measures of care, shelter, food and social distancing go hand in hand and they are fully taken care of in their present location. It is our responsibility that no one goes without shelter and food,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "I compliment the RBI Governor on putting this moratorium of 3 months and also waving off interest and bringing down the repo rate, this is the way to go. This is a progressive and timely measure," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, March 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “I have no doubt in mind that the situation will improve and day-to-day essentials will be provided to citizens,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We would like to strongly emphasise that floor prices are the need of the hour to enable continuation of a multiplicity of firms that is critical for healthy competition. Given the heavy debt burden being faced by the sector and the recent fall in prices to unsustainable levels, there is no option available but to set floor prices,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “As we have mentioned in our comments, this (floor price) may be reviewed for its impact on the market and a view may be taken on bringing back forbearance, once the sector fully revives. However, in the extraordinary circumstances that the sector is going through at present, we believe that floor prices are absolutely necessary to avert lasting damage to India’s digital agenda and economic growth,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We do nevertheless agree with Trai that floor pricing is not a long-term solution. There is also an inherent opportunity to seize the present situation to bring in far reaching reforms in the sector which will provide lasting relief needed to create a healthy, vibrant and dynamic telecom sector vital for economic growth,” External link

financialexpress Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We would like to strongly emphasise that floor prices are the need of the hour to enable continuation of a multiplicity of firms that is critical for healthy competition. Given the heavy debt burden being faced by the sector and the recent fall in prices to unsustainable levels, there is no option available but to set floor prices," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "As we have mentioned in our comments, this (floor price) may be reviewed for its impact on the market and a view may be taken on bringing back forbearance, once the sector fully revives. However, in the extraordinary circumstances that the sector is going through at present, we believe that floor prices are absolutely necessary to avert lasting damage to India's digital agenda and economic growth," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We do nevertheless agree with Trai that floor pricing is not a long-term solution. There is also an inherent opportunity to seize the present situation to bring in far reaching reforms in the sector which will provide lasting relief needed to create a healthy, vibrant and dynamic telecom sector vital for economic growth," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Reaching the world average would add over more than $700 billion to India’s economy. Thus, it is not possible to become a $5 trillion without women being equal partners in the country’ growth,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Startups are not merely disrupting systems, my belief is that many of them are actually finding solutions to the problems of India. So, if they are finding solutions for waste management, learning outcomes, health outcomes, they are not finding solutions for 1.3 billion people of India but for 7.5 billion people of the world,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Donald Trump ) : “It is necessary to penetrate America. Without America, it was not possible for Japan, Korea or China to become rich. That is where the real wealth is. It is important that Gujaratis, who gave a thumping welcome to US President Donald Trump recently, penetrate his country first. Without America, it will not be possible to create great wealth,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “And therefore, we must use machine learning, we must use artificial intelligence to make this massive growth process,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There is a need to create an economic framework for data pooling as a business resource in a responsible manner. It is not possible for India to grow rapidly at high rates without a technological leapfrogging in many areas of growth. India has to get into sunrise areas of the industry, and I believe India can radically change the landscape of electric mobility," External link

news18 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Fruitful, constructive & positive meeting with captains of industry in pharmaceutical sector to discuss the options for domestic manufacturing of critical APIs on which India is import dependent. Consensus arrived at on a range of policy measures for creating ecosystem in India," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We have laid a lot of emphasis on education and health. We laid some emphasis on basic infrastructure. But eventually, we have to see long-term economic growth. Eventually, we need to create jobs and transform the districts. I personally feel, in many of the districts, we need some economic activities to be a key driver. So we have asked these districts to identify one potential area which we can make as a key economic driver,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 3, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Melinda Gates ) : “We have partnered with Tata Trusts, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are judging districts on 49 indicators and see which district is going up and going down,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 3, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "In the next month or so we will (be) accelerating pace of disinvestment in some of big PSUs. We will push limits on disinvestment of PSUs," External link

news18 Monday, February 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We will put out another six airports for bids in the next month or two...We are also trying to put out some power grids and gas grids," External link

news18 Monday, February 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "In the next month or so we will (be) accelerating pace of disinvestment in some of big PSUs. We will push limits on disinvestment of PSUs," External link

business-standard Monday, February 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We will put out another six airports for bids in the next month or two...We are also trying to put out some power grids and gas grids," External link

business-standard Monday, February 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "This is a development-oriented budget. Our corporate and indirect tax regime will become one of the lowest in the country. The dividend distribution tax has been removed. Additionally, our country needs infrastructure creation. In view of that, sovereign wealth funds have got tax exemption for infrastructure. For startups also important measures have been introduced," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The two big things in this budget are that PPP has been encouraged. It will increase the contribution of the private sector in the growth of the economy. Second, the focus is on technology, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, etc. These things will develop India," "The tax regime will make India the lowest tax regime in the world," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are two challenges to address: to ensure new form of urbanisation which is based on public transportation, and to ensure India doesn't lose out among global manufactures of tomorrow," External link

news18 Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are two challenges to address: to ensure new form of urbanisation which is based on public transportation, and to ensure India doesn't lose out among global manufactures of tomorrow," External link

economictimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "There are two challenges to address: to ensure new form of urbanisation which is based on public transportation, and to ensure India doesn't lose out among global manufactures of tomorrow," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : “This is the first government which has talked about 100 smart cities. The challenge would be how do we do compact dense urbanization. The days of sprawling urbanization are over. America had sprawling urbanisation when it had land and water all available and its cities were made for cars. American car companies bought over railways and destroyed them so that cars could be sold. But today most of the successful urbanization is compactness and denseness, so that you are able to use public transportation and not use individual cars,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The target of achieving five trillion dollar economy is through Uttar Pradesh. And Uttar Pradesh is capable of delivering it” “In ease of doing business, India was at the 142nd position. We have jumped 79 positions in world rankings. But we are a large country and the states must become easier (in ease of doing business),” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “In just two years, Uttar Pradesh has jumped from 23rd position to 11th rank in ease of doing business,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “All these eight districts of Uttar Pradesh have shown remarkable improvement. They have registered 55% improvement on all indicators set by the Centre,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant pointed out : “Uttar Pradesh is the heart and soul of India. If UP achieves the $ 1 trillion dollar target, then India will also become a $ 5 trillion economy,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about Association ) : “It is incumbent upon the Lucknow Management Association to bring this change,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “India’s data consumption today is more than the data consumption of the US and China combined . We will provide the size and scale of the data that the world has never seen before. This size and scale will enable us to use a lot of machine learning, AI to provide solutions to health and education which has never done before,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “We cannot just grow on the back of the service sector and hence need to take exports and manufacturing to newer heights,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are fully committed to achieving sustainable development goals in partnership with states," External link

economictimes Monday, December 30, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant noted : "The agriculture sector consumes 90 per cent of India's water consumption and without reducing this consumption, we will never be able to meet rural, urban & industrial needs," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "will make India a very competitive and productively-efficient economy in the long run," "India's story has just begun," External link

outlookindia Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are a great believer that India necessarily has to be an integral part of the global supply chain. And therefore, India has opened up its foreign direct investment regime across sectors," External link

outlookindia Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "There is a great positivity about India," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "will make India a very competitive and productively-efficient economy in the long run," "India's story has just begun," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are a great believer that India necessarily has to be an integral part of the global supply chain. And therefore, India has opened up its foreign direct investment regime across sectors," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "The perception of American investors toward China changed... They will always be looking for alternative investment destinations. Now, one is Vietnam which has limited skills and very limited domestic market. India should really use the strength of its domestic market," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India is a great believer in intellectual property rights (IPR). We come out with a new policy on IPR. IPR regime has radically improved. We benchmarked against USA and Japan now. Patent rights are being given within a period of 18-24 months now. A huge amount of work has been done to improve India's IPR regime that had concerns of USA," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We are the only country which is doing 100 smart cities, India is the only country with 50 metros and the government is rolling out a whole programme of asset monetisation. We are putting out 10,000 kilometres of roads and new airports, which were owned by the Airports Authority of India for privatisation. We are doing major public sector privatisation," "Monesatisation in the public sector actually provides a massive opportunity to companies' pension funds and large PE investors. All of them to put resources in India and created wealth out of India because there is a huge opportunity for growth in India. Therefore, I feel that India's story will be told over the next 2-3 decades," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "will make India a very competitive and productively-efficient economy in the long run," "India's story has just begun," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are a great believer that India necessarily has to be an integral part of the global supply chain. And therefore, India has opened up its foreign direct investment regime across sectors," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "Car batteries will get much cheaper in 3 to 4 years as technology advances," External link

globalissues Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “We are working in partnership with the private sector to finalise a road map for electrification of 2 Wheelers by 2026,” External link

forbes Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant wrote : “We are working in partnership with the private sector to finalise a road map for electrification of 2 Wheelers by 2026,” External link

forbes Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "India's health system is confronted with many challenges. There are inter and intrastate differentials, rising burden of non-communicable disease, little standardization and no interoperability," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "This is largely because we have not been able to bring the level of convergence, the extent of integration across a vast range of departments that work towards providing nutrition," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : "It is a huge achievement...Our objective is to reach the top 50 and reach the top 25 in the next three years of time. This is the target the prime minister has set for us," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “It is a huge achievement…Our objective is to reach the top 50 and reach the top 25 in the next three years of time. This is the target the prime minister has set for us,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant told : “It is a huge achievement…Our objective is to reach the top 50 and reach the top 25 in the next three years of time. This is the target the prime minister has set for us,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The index will be useful to states and union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation," External link

outlookindia Friday, October 18, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We should adopt 5G technology soon as it will inter- connect devices and accelerate data flow," External link

business-standard Friday, October 18, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The index will be useful to states and Union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The index will be useful to states and union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The index will be useful to states and union territories by benchmarking their performance against their peers to understand reasons for differential performance and devise better strategies towards creating an environment that fosters innovation," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “I had a detailed discussion with the Minister of Railways wherein it was decided that there is a necessity to take up the matter on priority for at least 50 stations. Considering the recent experience in privatisation of six airports a similar process for setting up an empowered group of secretaries to drive the process in a time-bound manner,” “As you are already aware that the ministry of railways has also decided to bring in private train operators for passenger train operations and is contemplating to take up 150 trains in the first phase,” External link

india Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "I had a detailed discussion with the minister of railways wherein it was decided that there is a necessity to take up the matter on priority for at least 50 stations. Considering the recent experience in the privatisation of six airports a similar process for setting up an empowered group of secretaries to drive the process in a time-bound manner...As you are already aware that the ministry of railways has also decided to bring in private train operators for passenger train operations and is contemplating to take up 150 trains in the first phase," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:16:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “As you are already aware that the ministry of railways has also decided to bring in private train operators for passenger train operations and is contemplating to take up 150 trains in the first phase,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “Despite the fact that the aforesaid commitment (developing 400 stations) was given for last several years, actual implementation of the same has not happened except for a few isolated cases in which a few stations have been taken up through EPC mode,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The empowered group of secretaries may also be tasked to drive this initiative,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "We are pushing for public sector disinvestment in a very radical way. NITI Aayog has recommended over 55 public sector companies for disinvestment and I can tell you that the government itself has approved over 26 of them for disinvestment...you will have soon a very very vast number of public sector companies getting privatised," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said ( about India Economic ) : "And since then both the RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high growth trajectory. The RBI has dropped the repo rate by about 110 basis points to 5.4 per cent. But there is limitation to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant added : "We have jumped up about 65 positions in the World Bank's ease of doing business ranking and our target is to reach the top 50 in the next two years and top 20 in the next five years and push this relentlessly," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : “The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

asianage Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant said : "The RBI and the government have taken a series of measures to take India back to a high trajectory of growth. The RBI has dropped repo rate by about 110 basis points (in 2019 so far) but there are limitations to monetary policy and therefore the government stepped in and took a series of measures," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant sagte : "HCL hat ein großartiges Modell zur Unterstützung der Entwicklungsagenda des Landes entwickelt. Ich gratuliere den Gewinnern und den Finalisten zu ihrer aufrichtigen Arbeit und wünsche ihnen alles Gute" External link

finanznachrichten-en Friday, February 22, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Amitabh Kant declarou : "A HCL criou um modelo maravilhoso de apoiar os projetos de desenvolvimento do país. Eu parabenizo os vencedores e finalistas por seu trabalho verdadeiro e desejo o melhor a todos eles" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, February 22, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Amitabh Kant declarou : "A HCL criou um modelo maravilhoso de apoiar os projetos de desenvolvimento do país. Eu parabenizo os vencedores e finalistas por seu trabalho verdadeiro e desejo o melhor a todos eles" External link

em Friday, February 22, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT



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