The Centre will soon unveil a Rs 100 lakh crore PM Gati Shakti, a national master plan to develop infrastructure in the country and create new jobs for the youth and help make the country’s manufacturing sector globally competitive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Sunday.
“Along with modern infrastructure, there is a great need for adopting a holistic and integrated approach in infrastructure construction. Gati Shakti will be a National Infrastructure Master Plan for our country which will lay the foundation of holistic infrastructure and will lead to an integrated and holistic pathway to our economy,” the prime minister said.
He said right now, there is no coordination between various means of transport and Gati Shakti will break the silos, and will remove all these obstacles.
“This will reduce the travel time for the common man and the productivity of our industry will also increase. Gati Shakti will also go a long way in making our local manufacturers globally competitive and this will also develop new possibilities for the creation of future economic zones. In this decade, the power of speed will form the basis of India’s transformation.” said Modi.
The government has been focussing on developing manufacturing in the country and has worked out several plans to improve logistics and make products produced in India competitive. “India will have to increase both its manufacturing and exports while moving ahead on the path of development. Treading ahead on the path of development, India will have to augment both its manufacturing and exports,” said the PM He cited the example of the launch of the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant for trial in the sea. “Today India is making its own indigenous fighter aircraft, its own submarine. Gaganyaan is also slated to hoist India’s flag in space. This itself is evidence of our immense capabilities in indigenous manufacturing,” said Modi.