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PM reviews projects worth Rs 44,545Cr in Pragati meeting

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, FEB 25, 2021: PRIME Minister Mr Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 36th Pragati (progress) meeting where he reviewed eight projects worth Rs. 44,545 crore across 12 States.

"In the meeting, 10 agenda items were taken up for review including eight projects, grievance relating to one scheme and one programme," said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Among the eight projects, three were from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, two from Ministry of Railways, one each from Ministry of Power, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

The eight projects have a cumulative cost of about Rs. 44,545 crore, and will cover the States of West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Mizoram, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Meghalaya.

Mr Modi also expressed his concerns in delays being observed in execution of some of the projects, and directed the officials concerned that all pending issues should be resolved in a time-bound manner, and where possible, in "Mission Mode."

He also reviewed the programme for elimination of single-use plastic. Review of grievances related to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was also taken up.

"The Prime Minister impressed upon the need to involve people, especially youth through a proper awareness campaign," said the PMO.

In the previous Pragati interactions, 290 projects worth Rs. 13.60 lakh crore, along with 51 programmes or schemes and grievances pertaining to 17 different sectors have been reviewed.


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