Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of PM Gatishakti

The Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of PM GatiShakti with senior officials from various ministries on Monday.

Union government’s 12 social sector ministries are in the advanced stages of data integration for the National Master Plan Platform, and the minister has now asked the ministries to identify attributes for data layers that will further enhance the PM GatiShakti-National Master Plan (NMP) platform.

Appreciating the progress made by central ministries and states, he emphasized that PM GatiShakti needs to play a proactive role in planning and sound decision-making.

According to a statement from the ministry of commerce and industry, since the launch of PM GatiShakti in October 2021, infrastructure projects approved by the Cabinet have either been completed or are already under implementation. The Network Planning Group (NPG) under the PM GatiShakti institutional structure has held 41 meetings in the past year, according to the statement.

In terms of optimizing PM GatiShakti principles, sixty-one project proposals about roads, ports, railways, urban infrastructure, and natural gas have been evaluated and recommended by NPG for implementation in the coming years, the ministry stated.

Various ministries made presentations and deliberated their progress and achievements under PM Gati Shakti. The Minister was informed that 12 social sector ministries namely the ministry of housing and urban affairs, department of school education and literacy, department of higher education, ministry of women and child development, and ministry of tribal affairs, among others, were in advanced stages of data integration in the National Master Plan (NMP) Platform.

The ministries were requested to identify attributes for data layers that will further enhance the PM GatiShakti-National Master Plan (NMP) platform. Over 1,900 layers of data, including that of land, ports, forests, and highways, are available on the portal.

Senior officials from the following ministries participated in the review – the ministry of railways, ministry of road transport and highways, ministry of ports, shipping and waterways, ministry of civil aviation, ministry of power, the department of telecommunication, ministry of petroleum and natural gas, ministry of natural and renewable energy, textile and steel.

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