Tribune News Service
New Delhi, 13 October
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Rs 100 lakh crore Gati Shakti National Master Plan to boost Indian infrastructure and multi-modal connectivity over the next 25 years and reduce logistics costs for better global competitiveness.
Observing that taxpayers’ money was wasted in the past due to delayed projects and lack of inter-departmental coordination, the PM said the government is now “bringing departments together to complete the projects on time and ahead of schedule”. nurturing”.
“Over the years, signage – a work in progress – has become a symbol of distrust in the government. Today, 21st century India is leaving behind outdated practices. Gati Shakti Yojana will accelerate 21st century India and remove obstacles that stand in its way Will do,” the PM said.
He said the topic of infrastructure does not even appear in the manifesto of a political party.
“Today some parties are criticizing the development of infrastructure necessary for the development of the country, even though it is globally accepted that building quality infrastructure is the only path to sustainable development which also promotes economic activity. and generates massive employment,” the PM said. , adding that India today is acting at a faster pace than ever before.
Referring to a study showing logistics cost at 13 per cent of GDP in India, the PM said the scheme will reduce these costs and lay the foundation for a self-reliant India in the next 25 years. He said that people, industry, manufacturers and farmers were at the heart of the scheme, which would bring government departments on a single platform, thereby increasing efficiency.
“Gaps between macro planning and micro-implementation, lack of coordination between departments and advance information to the industry, an approach to working in silos were all hindering infrastructure development and wasting budgets. Such approaches Instead of harnessing energy, the new scheme will replace it and promote optimum utilization of resources,” the PM said.