On the government's initiatives like Skill India Mission, Mr Das said reduction in corporate tax rate and increased allocation towards infrastructure would help create more jobs.
Till a final decision is taken, all existing allowances are being paid at the Sixth Pay Commission rates.
Observing that poverty is still high despite growing prosperity, the survey suggested that living conditions across the states could be improved by focusing on farm output.
The recommendations of the Justice Satish Chandra committee, which are to come into effect from January 1, 2017, will be placed before the Union Cabinet for approval.
The Minister further said that she is aiming to make this event a global platform for all stakeholders of food industry with special focus being given to India.
Talking about retrospective taxation, the Finance Minister said the government has decided not to resort to such measures and the existing disputes are being sorted out either bilaterally or through the judicial system.
Spurred by a global slowdown and lack of demand, sales of manufactured goods were falling even before demonetisation, affecting sectors ranging from textiles to leather to steel.
Railway catering policy-2017 also empowers the IRCTC to fix menu and tariff in consultation with Railway Board.
In the sensitive sectors like defence and telecom, companies having licences can only seek foreign investments.
Mr Mallya, the chief of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, had moved to Britain in March last year after banks sued him to recover around $1.4 billion owed by the airline.
Addressing his monthly 'Mann ki baat' radio programme, he said people, especially the youth, should become ambassadors of digital payment schemes rolled out by the government.
Mumbai is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires.
At present there seems to be a consensus building up on the need of creating a government owned bad bank, though the former governor of Reserve Bank Of India, Raghuram Rajan was not in favour of such an entity.
Delivered a talk on "The Surprise that is the Indian Economy" at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Arvind Subramanian said the need was to adopt a carrot and stick approach to prevent the flow and generation of black money.
The ministry had brought down the number of registers to five from 56 with the regard to nine Central Labour Laws and this would save efforts, cost and lessen the compliance burden on these establishments, the labour minister said.
"The cost of this programme (UBI) is so huge that it cannot be an add-on to the existing programmes (welfare schemes) as the government cannot afford it and the government's finances will go bust," Subramanian said.
"You've heard about so-called 'helicopter drops' of money with unconventional monetary policies, so one way to characterise this demonetisation initiative is as a vacuum cleaner," Paul A Cashin, Assistant Director in the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department, and mission chief of India, told PTI.
The government has set a target of raising its renewable energy generation to 175 gigawatt by 2022, around five times current usage, to supply power to its 1.3 billion people and fight climate change.
PM Modi's announcement on November 8 ordering the removal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes took out around 86 per cent of the currency in circulation, putting activity on the skids in a predominantly cash-reliant economy.