We are fully confident of achieving this year’s asset monetisation target and surpassing it: Amitabh Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant is confident of meeting the target of raising Rs 88,000 crore from asset monetisation this fiscal year. In an interview to TOI’s Surojit Gupta and Sidhartha, Kant details the strategy for transition to electric mobility and the need for government departments to push capital spending. Excerpts:
One of the key themes of the budget is electric mobility. What are the next steps on this?
An all comprehensive support system, which encompasses different thrust areas of the EV ecosystem–manufacturing, demand creation, regulatory framework, specifications and standards, charging infrastructure, research and development, all have been taken care of under the National Mission for Transformative Mobility, which is housed in NITI Aayog.
We have witnessed an overwhelming response to the National Programme on Advanced Cell Chemistry Battery Storage for achieving

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