May 26, 2022
PM Narendra Modi reviewed eight projects having a cumulative cost of over Rs 59,900 crore and concerning 14 states as he chaired a ‘Pragati’ meeting. He chaired the 40th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving the Centre and state governments.
According to the reports, nine agenda items were taken up for review, including eight projects and one program. Among the eight projects, two projects each were from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. The Ministry of Power and the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation had one project each.
These eight projects have a cumulative cost of over Rs 59,900 crore, concerning the 14 states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Jharkhand.
Prime Minister Modi stated that the agencies working in the infrastructure sector, such as roads and railways, should map their projects with the water bodies being developed under Amrit Sarovar. This would be a win-win situation as the material dug out from the Amrit Sarovar can be utilized for civil works by the agencies.
During the interaction, the prime minister also reviewed the National Broadband Mission. States and agencies were asked to leverage the centralized Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal to ensure timely disposal of Right of Way (RoW) applications. Up to the 39 editions of PRAGATI meetings, 311 projects having a total cost of Rs 14.82 lakh crore have been reviewed.