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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI Photo/PIB)
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Agencies working in infra sector should map their projects with water bodies being developed under Amrit Sarovar, suggests PM Modi

ANI | Updated: May 25, 2022 22:36 IST

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the agencies working in the infrastructure sector should map their projects with the water bodies being developed under Amrit Sarovar.
While chairing the 40th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and state governments, the Prime Minister called it a "win-win situation" as the material dugout for the Amrit Sarovar "can be utilised for civil works by the agencies".
"In the meeting, nine agenda items were taken for review including eight projects and one Programme. Among the eight projects, two projects each were from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas along with one project each from the Ministry of Power and Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation," said a statement by the Prime Minister's Office.

"These eight projects have a cumulative cost of over Rs. 59,900 crore, concerning the 14 states viz Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Jharkhand," added the statement.
During the interaction, the Prime Minister reviewed the 'National Broadband Mission' Programme. States and Agencies were asked to leverage the centralised Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal to ensure timely disposal of Right of Way (RoW) applications.
"This would expedite the implementation of the Mission. Parallelly, they should work to use technology for enhancing 'ease of living' of the common man," said the statement.
PM Modi further said that states may also formulate State-level GatiShakti Master Plan on the lines of PM GatiShakti National Master Plan and constitute the state level units for this purpose.
"This can go a long way in better planning, identifying and addressing key issues and ensuring better coordination for timely execution of projects," said the statement. (ANI)