New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke of making India a 5 trillion dollar-economy by 2024. He was speaking at the NITI Aayog’s fifth governing council meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
In his opening remarks, he said the goal was challenging, but achievable. He also underscored the role of state governments in developing the economy, saying their focus should be on promoting export, reports NDTV.
Modi said states should recognise their core competence, and work towards raising GDP targets right from the district level.
He said the export sector is an important element in the progress of developing countries and said both the Centre and states should work towards growth in exports to raise per capita incomes.
PM Modi also spoke about water conservation and management. He sought states’ cooperation to provide piped water to every rural home by 2024.
On the health front, PM Modi said tuberculosis should be wiped out by 2025. He urged states that have not implemented the central government’s health insurance scheme to come on board.