Monday, 9 November 2015

PM Modi reviews progress of infrastructure projects

NEW DELHI: "Good progress" is being made in 62 crucial infrastructure projects that are under focus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told today at a meeting he held to review the sectors such as energy, telecommunication, piped natural gas, irrigation, roads and railways. 

He was apprised of the progress towards meeting the union government's commitment of providing electricity to all unconnected villages in the country within 1000 days, a PMO statement said. 

"The Prime Minister was informed that good progress is being made in 62 crucial infrastructure projects that have been reviewed so far over 7 meetings of PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation)," the statement said. 
This IT-based multi-modal platform is used by Modi to directly interact with top officials of central government and states to push infrastructure development. 

The statement said the Prime Minister reviewed the progress in sectors such as renewable energy, piped natural gas, irrigation, roads an railways. 

He was informed about the skill development initiatives taken by various infrastructure Ministries including Railways, Skill Development, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Shipping. 

"The Prime Minister was informed that all infrastructure targets for the current financial year, across various sectors, are broadly on track to be achieved," it said. 
In telecommunication, Modi was briefed about the progress towards connecting all villages through broadband by 2022. 
The meeting was attended by Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, as also senior officials from PMO, NITI Aayog, and the ministries concerned. 

Source: Economic Times

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