With a benefit to cost ratio of 16:1 for 40 low and middle-income countries, there is a well recognized rationale, globally, for investing in Nutrition. The recently published NFHS-4 results reflect some progress, with a decline in the overall levels of under nutrition in both women and children.

NITI Aayog launched the Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3,500 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories. The survey has been conducted, along with the IDFC Institute, to assess the business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective.

Noting that air pollution has reached crisis level in Northern India, government think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended a slew of measures like imposing higher taxes on petrol in and around the more polluted cities to encourage commuters to share cars and take public transportation.

This document outlines the key challenges being faced by states to meet their Renewable energy targets for 2022. It draws out key recommendations emerging from the state action plans.

In recent years, the Indian Renewable Energy (RE) sector has witnessed high grow rate – driven by the Government of India (GOI) commitment to increase RE capacity to 175 GW in 2022 and the assurance to increase the proportion of non-fossil fuel in India’s fuel mix to 40 percent by 2030 (as part of India’s NDCs target).

Coal would remain at the centre stage in India with its share in energy mix not declining below 46% in 2047, claimed a report titled ‘Energising India’, jointly prepared by the NITI Aayog and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. The study found that coal and nuclear would continue to operate as base load units for power generation.

The task force on improving employment data headed by Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya has suggested frequent surveys, extensive use of GSTN data and a dedicated central facility to improve India’s employment statistics.

Releasing the Draft National Energy Policy, Centre’s think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended that the seven subsidiaries of India’s largest coal miner Coal India Ltd should be converted into independent companies and be allowed to compete against each other in the open market.

Government think tank Niti Aayog has said India meets its material demand mostly from domestic resources that “negatively” impact a sizeable population as a result of the destruction of forests and mineral extraction.

As many as 65 per cent of beneficiaries across the three union territories like Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry now prefer direct benefit transfer (DBT) over public distribution system (PDS), according to a new report.

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