From: The Hindu Dated: August 15 2014 Agencies
“The Planning Commission, he said, was set up to cater to the needs of earlier times and has participated in its own way in the development of the country.
However, Mr. Modi said, “the internal situation of the country has changed, global environment has changed… If we have to take India forward, then states will have to be taken forward. The importance of federal structure is more today than it was in last 60 years”.
He further said there is a need to have a relook at the structure of the Planning Commission and give it a new shape. “Sometime it becomes necessary to repair a house. It costs a lot of money. But it does not give us satisfaction. Then we feel it is better to make a new house,” he said.
“We need an institution of creative thinking and for optimum utilisation of youth capability,” he said, —Read more