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Will NITI Aayog-like bodies come up in the states and will they deliver?

Experts believe that merely replacing the state boards with Aayog-like bodies will not make them institutions which would be looked at seriously by the governments

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Arup RoychoudhuryIndivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog may not force the states to replace their planning boards with Aayog-like bodies but will guide them if they agree to do so.

As part of its mandate of fostering cooperative federalism, the Aayog is ramping up its support to the states by aiding them in the preparation of development strategies and visions to achieve their socio-economic goals, a NITI official spokesperson said.

With the support of NITI Aayog, the states that are interested can either establish State Institutions for Transformation (SITs), which can drive their development agenda further or reimagine the

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 8:55 AM IST

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