Government maps 8 textile park clusters on PM GatiShakti

Government maps 8 textile park clusters on PM GatiShakti

A review was conducted on the status of mapping existing and proposed economic zones at the NMP platform.

The government announced that the textiles ministry had mapped eight sanctioned PM Mitra Parks on the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP) portal.

These developments were discussed at the 61st Network Planning Group (NPG) meeting, commemorating two years of PM GatiShakti NMP. The meeting was chaired by Sumita Dawra, the Special Secretary (Logistics) of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

According to a government release, the animal husbandry and dairying department had mapped all training institutes across India.

In the release, the commerce and industry ministry stated, “The Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways presented details on commissioned and ongoing projects, with an emphasis on critical infrastructure.”

During the meeting, a review was conducted on the status of mapping existing and proposed economic zones at the NMP platform, along with 100 identified critical infrastructure projects. Over 60 officials from various departments participated in the meeting.

Dawra highlighted the achievements of PM GatiShakti NMP, such as the onboarding of 39 individual line ministries and 36 states and union territories, and the uploading of 1,463 data layers. She emphasised that over 1,300 infrastructure projects were envisioned as part of the PM GatiShakti initiative across diverse Ministries/Departments for comprehensive infrastructure planning, ensuring inclusive growth.

The National Master Plan has facilitated various ministries in identifying and prioritizing critical gap infrastructure projects for FY24. Additionally, an allocation of Rs 75,000 crore was made in the Union budget FY24 for one hundred critical transport infrastructure projects, focusing on last and first-mile connectivity for ports, coal, steel, fertilizer, and food grains sectors.

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