Moving on from India@75 dreams

On all counts, the government's record on its five-year goal to build a new India is dismal

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Aakar Patel
In 2017, the NITI Aayog began putting together a five-year plan based on a call given by the prime minister. In August that year, Narendra Modi had pledged and asked others to pledge to create a “new India” by 2022. The NITI Aayog consulted with the ministries and the states and a host of other individuals and institutions before coming up with a 200-page document of what would be achieved. A total of 1,400 “stakeholders” were consulted and the strategy was signed off by Mr Modi, who wrote that “let us combine our energies to achieve the targets outlined in
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First Published: Feb 17 2022 | 11:23 PM IST

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