PM Modi Chairs 39th PRAGATI Meeting To Fast-track Infra Projects Worth Rs 20,000 Crore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (24 November) chaired the 39th edition of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), the ICT based multi-modal platform involving Centre and State governments.

In the meeting, nine agenda items were taken for review, including eight projects and one scheme. Among the eight projects, three projects were from the Ministry of Railways. Two projects each were from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Power. One project was from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

These eight projects, having a cumulative cost of about Rs 20,000 crores, are concerning seven states viz., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal. The Prime Minister stressed upon timely completion of projects to avoid cost overruns.

During the interaction, the Prime Minister also reviewed Poshan Abhiyan. He said that Poshan Abhiyan should be implemented in a mission mode in each state with a ‘whole of government’ approach.

He also talked about the participation of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and other local organizations in promoting awareness about children’s health and nutrition at the grassroots level, which will help improve the reach and uptake of the scheme.

It is noteworthy that up to the 38 editions of PRAGATI meetings, 303 projects having a total cost of Rs 14.64 lakh crore have been reviewed.