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NITI Aayog to interact with public on General Budget

PTI     February 27, 2016

Government think tank NITI Aayog, which provides policy support to the Centre and the states, will interact directly with citizens on the Union Budget.

"In a first of its kind, one-on-one interaction with the public on the Union Budget, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, and noted economist, Arvind Panagariya, and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will host Google Hangouts, for two consecutive days, in collaboration with MyGov," a NITI Aayog press release said.

According to statement, Panagariya will unfold the many intricacies of the Union Budget and explicate its real impact on various crucial sectors of the economy on March 2, 2016.

Following this, on March 3, 2016, Kant will talk about what the Budget spells for key policies of the government and the direct bearing they will have on employment generation, investments and economic growth in India.

Besides providing an exclusive, expert perspective on the Union Budget, both the Vice-Chairman and the CEO will also take questions directly from the viewers.

The talks can be accessed on the NITI Aayog website, and on the MyGov portal,

Viewers may pose their questions in advance, and also through the duration of the talks on both days, via NITI Aayog's Twitter and Facebook page, and directly on the MyGov portal, it added.


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