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PM reviews projects worth Rs 54,675Cr in Pragati meeting

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, JAN 28, 2021: PRIME Minister Mr Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 35th Pragati meeting where he reviewed nine projects worth Rs. 54,675 crore to be undertaken in 15 States.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister directed all the officials to ensure expeditious resolution of issues hindering infrastructure projects, his office said.

The meeting had 10 agenda items for review including one programme and nine projects concerning the States of Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Bihar, Telangana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

Three projects were from the Ministry of Railways, three from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and one project each from the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the Power Ministry and the Ministry of External Affairs.

"These nine projects have a cumulative cost of Rs. 54,675 crore," said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

'Pragati' is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based multipurpose and multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and timely implementation, involving Central and State governments. It monitors and reviews important programmes and projects of the government, bringing e-transparency and e-accountability among the key stakeholders.

During the interaction, the Prime Minister also reviewed the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana which makes quality medicines available at affordable process for all through exclusive outlets.

He 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 the Pragati meetings, 283 projects with a total cost of Rs. 13.14 lakh crore have been reviewed, the PMO said.