Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leading economists and entrepreneurs from different fields on economic growth at NITI Aayog in New Delhi. Those present included Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Narendra Tomar and Piyush Goyal. NITI Aayog Vice chairman Rajiv Kumar and members VK Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and VK Paul, PM economic advisory council chairman Bibek Debroy, cabinet secretary and secretaries of the Ministry of Finance were also present on the occasion.
Private sector participation was from fields like venture capital funding, manufacturing, travel and tourism, Apparel, FMCG, Real Estate, data and financial analytics besides primary sectors like Agriculture and Healthcare. Among the participants were young entrepreneurs also. The broad focus was on the economy in general and growth in particular.
The meeting assumes significance in the wake of annual pre budget consultations of the Prime Minister with the leading economists and experts from key sectors.
On Monday, the Prime Minister had interacted with top business tycoons to discuss issues facing the economy and measures needed to boost growth and create jobs.