Piyush Goyal appreciates PM Gati Shakti Yojana

New Delhi: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that PM Gatishakti National Master Plan has the potential to save more than Rs. 10 lakh crore annually by improving logistics efficiency. He was addressing the National Workshop on Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti organized on the occasion of 1st anniversary of roll out of National Master Plan in New Delhi today. The workshop focused on the progress and achievements made by PM Gatishakti so far and the way forward.

Goyal said that PM Gati Shakti is being increasingly used in the social sector for the development of better infrastructure, thereby giving every citizen of the country the benefits of technology and improving the ease of life for the common man. Is. The minister said that PM Gatishakti will define the future of India in the years to come. Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said the Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti National Master Plan will lend both ‘gati’ and ‘shakti’ to India’s efforts in infrastructure development.

Goyal said that the National Master Plan will change the way we work and the results of our work and will accelerate economic growth. He observed that the entire nation has come together, crossing political differences to utilize the PM’s dynamism to the best possible extent. The Minister expressed confidence that PM Gatishakti NMP will find a place in history as a powerful intervention which has accelerated the rapid growth and development in the country. He said that we see PM Gatishakti as a service to the nation and society.

Goyal said the anniversary celebrations should be used as an opportunity to visualize and visualize plans for the future. He asked all the stakeholders to envision different ways to use PM Gatishakti for better, more economical and time bound infrastructure planning.

The Minister expressed confidence that Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti would help in bringing about balanced, inclusive, equitable development in the country by helping the remote areas, especially the people of the Northeast, to undertake integrated infrastructure planning and close the growth gap.

The Minister referred to the Prime Minister’s Development Initiative (PM-Divine) scheme for the North Eastern Region launched yesterday and said that adding PM Gatishakti to the scheme would help in using the resources more efficiently. Goyal said that the entire government is working together to ensure the best possible use of PM Gatishakti. He said that the industry, business and social sector had welcomed PM Gati with open arms.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13.10.21 launched Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti for Integrated Planning and Synchronized Project Implementation of Infrastructure in all concerned Central Ministries, Departments and State Governments.

PM Gatishakti is a transformational approach for integrated and holistic planning across the respective Ministries/Departments, including multimodal connectivity, and addressing critical gaps for improving logistics efficiency and seamless movement of people and goods, including minimizing disruptions and The focus is on completing the tasks on time. ,

It provides an integrated platform, the National Master Plan, where all economic sectors and their multimodal connectivity infrastructure are delineated, along with efficiency gains to promote a comprehensive and integrated multimodal national network of transport and logistics and further With physical linkage to make way for development, value addition and employment generation.

It may be noted that in the last 8 years, capital expenditure has increased from 1.75 lakh crore in 2014 to 7.5 lakh crore in 2022. Development of 7.582 km of new roads, 2500 km of new petroleum and gas pipelines, 29,040 circuit kilometer, and 200 million tonnes of cargo being handled by India’s railway network have been constructed following the PM Gatishakti approach.

197 critical infrastructure gap projects have been identified and screened for improving logistics efficiency through the mechanism of PM National Master Plan, i.e. under Ministry of Steel, Coal, Fertilizers as well as Food and Public Distribution Food and public distribution. Over 1300 inter-ministerial issues resolved in 11 months through the PMG portal integrated with the National Master Plan.

The Minister also launched the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2022 survey report. Leeds is an indigenous data-driven index to assess logistics infrastructure, services and human resources in all 36 states and union territories.

By engaging with various end-user stakeholders, Leads acts as a feedback mechanism on existing logistics capabilities and formulates recommendations for further improvement. Leeds further uses the feedback assessment to classify states on the scale of the logistical ease that currently exists between them.

Leeds 2022 has received over 6500 responses from over 2100 respondents across the country. Unlike previous versions of LEADS, which were based on a ranking system for all states, LEADS 2022 has adopted classification-based grading, states are now classified under four categories namely coastal states, hinterland/land surrounded States, North-Eastern States and Union Territories To assess how well a state or union territory has performed in comparison to the top state/UT within a specific cluster.

Three performance categories, namely, Achievers: States/UTs with a percentage score of 90% or more, Fast movers: States/UTs with a percentage score between 80% and 90%, and Aspirations: States/UTs Has secured a percentile score below 80%.

Leeds 2022 survey report PM Gatishakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP) and National Logistics to undertake network mapping of logistics infrastructure, services and regulatory environment to enable state governments to identify and fill gaps and obtain data policy (NLP). -Powered multimodal connectivity. Leeds continues to act as a guiding and bridging mechanism for identifying interventions that enhance logistics efficiency across States/UTs.

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