State Task Force Orientation Workshop
Date: NITI Aayog, 28th June
The orientation workshop for State Task Forces happened at NITI Aayog on 28th June. The workshop was chaired by Vice Chairman Sh. Rajiv Kumar along with CEO
Sh. Amitabh Kant and Advisor Sh. Anil Srivastava. In attendance, were representatives of various constituted task forces across states and UTs.
The representatives presented their outlines for state mobility strategy and were encouraged to participate in regional workshops in the coming month.
State Task Force Orientation
The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has imparted a vision of formulating an inclusive policy on transformative mobility for India. Therefore, in order to achieve a cross cutting and all-encompassing policy for a country like India with diverse cultures, geographies and regions, it is crucial to work separately with each state and UT on their individual strengths, opportunities and challenges.
To this end, State Level Task-Forces on Mobility have been constituted in respective states and UTs for seeking valuable inputs and understanding state-specific policy measures with an objective to formulate a Mobility Strategy for each state, to be aligned with a National Mobility Strategy. These task forces will delve into pressing themes such as urban & rural mobility, public transportation, environment etc. and involve relevant stakeholders from state departments, academia and private sector. This will also provide a good platform for the states to highlight their initiatives, good practices and ideas which can be scaled further.
In order to facilitate this process, an orientation workshop will be held at the Centre in the month of June, to provide a common starting ground for the task forces. This will be followed by strategic sessions at the state level, along with state workshops to fully discuss and develop their respective strategies. Eventually, these strategies will feed in to and inform the national level strategy, ensuring inclusiveness not only in the contents but also the drafting procedure of the strategy itself.
Together, India will develop a set of progressive policies and initiatives to achieve a shared, connected and zero-emission future for mobility.