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Several initiatives underway using PM Gati Shakti in J&K: Spl Sec DPIIT Sumita Dawra
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Several initiatives underway using PM Gati Shakti in J&K: Spl Sec DPIIT Sumita Dawra

Two-day national workshop on PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan begins

Post by Irfan Yattoo on Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Srinagar, Mar 17: Special Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Sumita Dawra on Friday said that that India is witnessing unprecedented growth in every sector to fulfill the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to make India a developed Nation by 2047.
Addressing the Press Conference on the sidelines of two day regional workshop on PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP) at SKICC, she said India is witnessing a strong growth across the social as well as the economic pillars of our nation that is surpassing its own record every year.
“To achieve our aim to become a USD 32.8 trillion economy by 2047, development of world class modern infrastructure is paramount,” she said.
Dawra said both northern states and UTs  have showcased the good work already done such as all-weather road connectivity in J&K, planning of ICD at Samba, planning for MMLPs, Cold Storage facilities, 64 Pharma units in Kathua, using PM GatiShakti National Master Plan.
“Through this workshop, it is expected that all have got an opportunity to learn from each other’s best practices and in the spirit of cooperative federalism,” he said.
Special Secretary DPITT said they will improve outreach and facilitate project planning and monitoring on the NMP/SMP platform.
“There is great scope to augment the pace of adoption at State, district and gram panchayat levels. Additionally, 14 social sectors Ministries  havealready been on boarded onto the NMP platform and are in advanced stages of integration, she said.
Dawra said that after the launch of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, concerned Ministries and all States, UTs have been onboarded on mission-mode.
“Institutional frameworks have been set up, GIS-based individual portals and customised decision-making tools have been developed, she said.
Special Secretary DPITT Dawra said that in-house capacities to adopt PM GatiShakti principles in project planning and implementation exist, and data based National Master Plan is being extensively used for project planning and implementation.
The workshop was chaired by Special Secretary, DPIIT Smt Sumita Dawra and participants from eight states and Union Territories of the Northern Region are taking part in it.
PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach which was launched on October 13th, 2021 for building Next Generation Infrastructure which improves Ease of Living as well as Ease of Doing Business.
Earlier inaugural day of the workshop featured discussions with infrastructure, economic, and social sector ministries and departments at the center and state levels.
A demonstration of the adoption of PM Gati Shakti with a holistic approach and a demonstration of best practices by states and UTs also featured in the workshop.
Deliberations about the Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) to showcase the different components of logistics and a presentation by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Incomes (CBIC) on possibilities to develop Inland Container Depots (ICDs) and Container Freight Stations (CFS) in Jammu and Kashmir to boost exports across the country were the main highlights of the first day of the programme.
Senior government officials from different central ministries and departments related to infrastructure, the economic and social sectors, and multilateral agencies are participating in the workshop to share their experiences, best practices, and vision.

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