Government has identified 101 projects under PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan: Sarbananda Sonowal

Government has identified 101 projects under PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Ministry of Ports, Navigation and Waterways has identified 101 projects under Prime Minister Gati Shakti’s national master plan to improve the connectivity of ports with consumption and production centers, the Minister of Sarbananda Sonowal unions. The Minister of Navigation and Waterways also said that as many as 111 waterways, spread across 24 states across the country, have been declared national waterways. “Reducing logistics costs is essential for India. Our government is taking several steps to strengthen the logistics ecosystem across the country.” The Ministry of Ports, Navigation and Waterways has identified 101 projects under the Prime Minister Gati Shakti’s national master plan to improve the quality of the port. connectivity with consumption and production centers, “he said. Sonowal said that government infrastructure plans such as Sagarmala, the Bharatmala project (which aims to establish a network of PanIndia highways), the Dedicated Cargo Corridor (DFC), are in various stages of implementation.As under the Sagarmala project, the ministry is providing financial support to state governments for the development of port infrastructure and skills development programs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month launched Prime Minister Gati Shakti’s national master plan for multimodal connectivity to reduce logistics costs. The minister said the port of Jawaharlal Nehru (JNPT) is ready to connect with d other Indian ports. On October 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan for multimodal connectivity to develop i n infrastructure to reduce logistics costs and stimulate the economy.Sonowal said the country’s maritime sector plays a crucial role in trade and growth in general. “Our efforts over the past two years have started to bear fruit (…) investments in ports have increased over the past five years,” he said. PTI BKS DRRDRR

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