NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Tuesday that the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan is not a closed economy, but rather one that is globally competitive. Kumar also underlined the importance of creating trust between private investors, the government, academics, and civil society.
He commented on the Atmanirbhar Bharat program that “self-reliance is not the same as self-sufficiency” at the 12th Foundation Day Lecture remotely on the theme “Atmanirbhar Bharat: Challenges in Implementation” organized by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, deemed to-be University.
“Atmanirbhar Bharat does not in any sense mean a closed economy. Self-reliance is not the same thing as self-sufficiency and we need to be quite clear in our minds that what we mean by Atmanirbhar (self-reliant) is a globally competitive economy and getting integrated even more with the global trends and ‘Make in India for the World,” he said.