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10% GDP growth not possible without improving HDI: NITI Aayog CEO

Such growth, Amitabh Kant said, was not possible if infant-mortality and maternal mortality rates were at very high rates and if one in three children was stunted

Amitabh Kant. Chief executive officer, NITI Aayog
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Amitabh Kant. Chief executive officer, NITI Aayog

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Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said the country needs to improve its human development index (HDI) to achieve a growth of around 10 per cent.

“We are growing at around 7.5 per cent and if our ambition is to grow at high rates like 10 per cent over a three-decade period, (then) it is not possible to do this if we don't improve the HDI for India,” Kant said at an event by child-rights organisation Plan India here on Friday.

Such growth, Kant said, was not possible if infant-mortality and maternal mortality rates were at very high rates and

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First Published: Jul 28 2018 | 11:29 PM IST

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