SunstarTV Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed a number of projects with a total cost of Rs 54,675 core in 15 states as he chaired the 35th ‘PRAGATI’ meeting, on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the PM directed officials to ensure expeditious resolution of issues hindering infrastructure projects.
‘PRAGATI’ is an ICT-based multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and timely implementation, involving central and state governments.
PMO said, ten agenda items (nine projects and one programme) were taken up for review in the meeting.
During today’s PRAGATI session, extensive reviews were held of 9 important infra protects across 15 states. These projects are cumulatively worth over Rs. 54,000 crore. We also reviewed aspects relating to the Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana. https://t.co/Mfl2L7dg6p
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 27, 2021
Among the nine projects, three are of the Ministry of Railways, three of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and one project each of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Power Ministry and the Ministry of External Affairs, the statement said.
These nine projects have a cumulative cost of Rs 54,675 core concerning 15 states , those are Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Bihar, Telangana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
During the interaction, the prime minister also reviewed the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana.
He also encouraged the Department of Pharmaceuticals and states and Union Territories to ensure wide publicity of the programme and use technology to enhance its effectiveness.
Up to the 34th edition of PRAGATI meetings, 283 projects having a total cost of Rs 13.14 lakh core have been reviewed, the PMO said.