NEW DELHI: Amid concerns over slow economic growth in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met 40 economists and other experts in the national capital on Saturday. The theme of the interactive session, organised by NITI Aayog, was “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead.”
The meeting comes ahead of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman full Budget for 2019-20 on July 5 in the Lok Sabha. It will be first full Budget of the Modi 2.0 government.
Several groups make presentations on key economic themes, said a release from the Prime Minister's Office.
The meeting was also attended by Union Ministers Shri Piyush Goyal and Shri Rao Inderjeet Singh. The Vice Chairman NITI Aayog Shri Rajiv Kumar, and senior officers from the Union Government and NITI Aayog were also present
“During the session, participants shared their views, in five distinct groups, on the economic themes of macro-economy and employment, agriculture and water resources, exports, education, and health,” said the PMO.