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Karnataka to set up its own public policy think tank

Published on August 08, 2022
Current Context: Karnataka to set up its own public policy think tank on the lines of Niti Aayog.
Karnataka to set up its own public policy think tank
  • The state-level public policy think tank called the State Institute for Transformation of Karnataka (SITK) will help the government set priorities and lay out policies to achieve development across various sectors. This body will replace Karnataka State Policy and Planning Commission.
  • This body will have an annual budget of Rs 150 crore. CM of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai will be the chairperson of the institution.
  • SITK will have experts from 14 renowned government and non-government institutions including IISc, IIMB, and National Law School of India University (NLSIU) as stakeholders.
  • The organization will consist of experts from industry, technology, skill, innovation, clean energy, development, infrastructure, employment, planning, gender equality, economics, social welfare, education, rural development, health, and agriculture.
  • The Additional Chief Secretary of the Planning and Programme implementation department will be given the charge of Chief executive officer and advisor of SITK.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Karnataka - Basavaraj Bommai
    • Governor of Karnataka - Thawar Chand Gehlot

Question: 

Q.1 Which state will set up its own public policy think tank on the lines of Niti Aayog?
a. Maharashtra
b. Karnataka
c. Kerala
d. Tamil Nadu

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