The government has identified close to 100 industrial clusters for comprehensive infrastructure development, said a senior official, as reported by ET.
These developments will be carried out in close coordination and collaborations with the state governments, following the principles of the PM Gati Shakti Masterplan (NMP).
By utilising the national masterplan, the government and concerned states will identify deficiencies in infrastructure within a 150 km to 200 km radius of a cluster that houses a critical project, and take measures to address the inadequacies.
“This is in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘area-based’ development approach. The number of such clusters will go up as we move ahead,” stated Sumita Dawra, special secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
The masterplan has a digital component in the form of a GIS platform which integrates the geospatial data related to the infrastructure in the country and planning portals of various ministries and departments.
The government has identified 66 large scale projects worth about Rs 5 lakh crore for development through the Network Planning Group (NPG) under the Gati Shakti initiative to boost infrastructure. (More details)
The details of the projects along with the locations and estimated costs can be explored through this link.
The PM Gati Shakti NMP was launched in October 2021 with the objectives of holistically integrating the interventions of various ministries and departments, and addressing the gaps to ensure seamless movement of people, goods and services.
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