Committee recommendation on stalled housing projects

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Real estate sector   Source: IE  Context: A committee (chaired by former NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant) formed by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has suggested reviving stalled real estate projects by requiring all stakeholders, including developers, financiers, and land authorities, to accept “haircuts” (reduced amounts) to make the …

Access to assured irrigation

GS3/GS1  Syllabus: Agriculture/ Geography: Irrigation   Source: LM  Context: In 2022-23, of the 210 million hectares of gross sown area, about 115 million hectares, or nearly 55%, had irrigation access, up from 47.8% in 2013-14, according to state-run think-tank Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand.   What is ‘assured irrigation’? Assured irrigation refers to the provision …

NITI Aayog’s role in ensuring collaboration between states and centre

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Statutory, executive, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies and their functions, NITI Ayog etc Source: Indian Express Context: Since its inception in 2015, NITI Aayog has been instrumental in promoting competitive and cooperative federalism. NITI Aayog organizes the annual meeting of the Governing Council (GC) under the leadership of the PM, which …

National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP)

GS Paper 3   Context: NITI Ayog recommendations to achieve monetisation goal.  NITI Ayog recommendations: to improve retail participation To make the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) a success, the government should give Income tax breaks to attract retail investors into instruments like Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). Though this will entail a cost in the form …

NITI bats for tax breaks to achieve monetization goal

GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.   Context: Recommendation made by NITI AYOG pertaining to the monetization plan unveiled by the government recently  More on this: NITI AYOG has opined that to  make the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) a success, the government should give Income …