PM GATI SHAKTI SCHEME (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     6th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, the 61st Network Planning Group (NPG) meeting was convened in New Delhi to mark two years of the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP), with Special Secretary (Logistics), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), presiding over the session.

PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan framework

  • Background: It was announced by the Prime minister of India in August 2021 and was launched in October 2021.
  • Aim: It is the first National Infrastructure Masterplan. The National Master Plan for Multi-modal Connectivity is essentially a digital platform to bring 16 Ministries includes Railways and Roadways and others.

oTo boost economic growth (Shakti) through infrastructure building.

oTo improve the productivity of industries and employment opportunities. 

oIt is considered to be the government's integrated approach to developing modern railways, roadways, waterways and airways.

  • Method: It breaks the inter-ministerial silos and to integrate the planning of infrastructure projects related to road, rail, air and waterways etc.

oIntegration: It incorporates the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN etc.

Pillars of PM Gati Shakti:

  • PM Gati Shakti is based on six pillars: Comprehensiveness, Prioritization, Optimization, Synchronization, Analytical, and Dynamic.
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