Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets experts ahead of Budget

New Delhi: Days before the presentation of Union Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held an interactive session with over 40 economists and experts on key issues of macro-economy, employment, agriculture, and water resources, exports, education, and health. During the meeting held under the theme `Economic Policy - The Road Ahead', the participants shared their views in five distinct groups on the economic themes.

"PM Modi today attended an interactive session with over 40 economists and other experts, organised by NITI Aayog on the theme 'Economic Policy - The Road Ahead," an official release said. It said the PM thanked participants for their suggestions and observations on various aspects of the economy. The economic themes discussed at the meeting are critical in the government's efforts to boost growth, increase employment and growth and improve the quality of life of people. The Central government aims to double farmers' income by 2022 and has been emphasising on the judicious use of water for long.

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