PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP)

Launched by: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

Launch date: 13th October 2021


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP) on 13th October 2021 for providing Multi-Modal Connectivity infrastructure to various economic zones

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) accorded approval for the implementation of PM Gatishaakti National Mater plan on 21st October 2021.

  • PM Gati Shakti is a digital platform to bring 16 Ministries including Railways and Roadways together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.
  • The Multi-Modal Connectivity will provide integrated and seamless connectivity for the movement of people, goods, and services from one mode of transport to another.
  • It will facilitate the last mile connectivity of infrastructure and also reduce travel time for people.
The vision of PM Gati Shakti:
  • PM Gati Shakti will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN, etc.
  • Economic zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defense corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, and Agri zones will be covered to improve connectivity and make Indian business more competitive.
  • It will also leverage technology extensively including spatial planning tools with ISRO imagery developed by BiSAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geoinformatics).
The pillars of Pm Gatishakti

The PM Gati Shakti is based on six pillars:

  1. Comprehensiveness:
    • It Includes all the existing and planned initiatives of various Ministries and Departments with one centralized portal.
    • Each and every Department will now have visibility of each other’s activities providing critical data while planning and executing projects in a comprehensive manner.
  2. Prioritization:
    • Through this, different departments will be able to prioritize their projects through cross-sectoral interactions.
  3. Optimization:
    • PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan will assist different ministries in planning for projects after the identification of critical gaps.
    • This will help in selecting the most optimum route in terms of time and cost for the transportation of goods.
  4. Synchronization:
    • PM Gati Shakti helps in synchronizing the activities of each department, as well as of different layers of governance in a holistic manner by ensuring coordination of work between them.
  5. Analytical:
    • The plan provides the entire data in one place with GIS-based spatial planning and analytical tools having 200 plus layers which will enable better visibility to the executive agency.
  6. Dynamic:
    • Now all ministries and departments will be able to visualize, review and monitor the progress of cross-sectoral projects through the GIS platform.
    • The satellite imagery will give on-ground progress periodically and the progress of projects will be updated on a regular basis on the portal.
    • It will help in identifying the vital interventions for enhancing and updating the master plan.
The Seven engines of PM GatiShakti:

PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach for economic growth and sustainable development. The approach is driven by seven engines, namely:

  1. Railways
  2. Roads
  3. Ports
  4. Waterways
  5. Airports
  6. Mass Transport
  7. Logistic Infrastructure.
7 Engines of PM Gati Shakti

7 Engines of PM Gati Shakti; Image source PIB

Union Minister for Finance &Corporate Affairs-Smt Nirmala Sitharaman said while presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament that “All seven engines will pull forward the economy in unison. These engines are supported by the complementary roles of Energy Transmission, IT Communication, Bulk Water & Sewerage, and Social Infrastructure.”

The approach is powered by Clean Energy and Sabka Prayas – the efforts of the Central Government, the State Governments, and the private sector together. This leads to huge job and entrepreneurial opportunities for all, especially the youth.

PM GatiShakti Financeial budget 2022-23

Image source-PIB

Significances/Benefits of PM GatiShakti:

  • PMGS-NMP will provide the public and business community information regarding the upcoming connectivity projects, business hubs, industrial areas, and the surrounding environment.
  • This will enable the investors to plan their business at a suitable location leading to enhanced synergies.
  • Multiple employment opportunities will be created by this.
  • It will give a boost to the economy.
  • Global competitiveness of local products will be improved by this by cutting down the logistic costs and improving the supply chain.
  • also, ensure proper linkage for local industry & consumers to improve local supply and boost the economy.

Source: PIB

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