The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has urged infrastructure agencies to map their projects with the water bodies being constructed under the Amrit Sarovar. Mr Modi stated that this would be a win-win situation because the material needed for the Amrit Sarovars could be used by the agencies for public works. The Prime Minister presided over the 40th edition of PRAGATI, an ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation that brings together the Centre and State governments.
- Nine agenda items, comprising eight projects and one programme, were reviewed during the meeting.
- The total cost of these eight projects in the 14 states is around 59 thousand 900 million rupees.
- Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim are among the states involved.
- Prime Minister Modi also discussed the ‘National Broadband Mission’ programme at the meeting. States and agencies were asked to use the centralised Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal to ensure that Right of Way (RoW) applications were processed quickly.
States may also construct state-level GatiShakti Master Plans based on the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan and establish state-level entities for this purpose, according to the Prime Minister.