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PM Gati Shakti Master Plan

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  • August 16, 2021
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PM Gati Shakti Master Plan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Policies and Interventions

In news On India’s 75th Independence Day, the Prime Minister announced that the Centre will launch ‘PM Gati Shakti Master Plan’.

  • He also set a target of making India energy independent by 2047 by replace petroleum with other forms of energy and announced a National Hydrogen Mission, noting the country spends Rs 12 trillion on energy imports every year.

What is Gati Shakti Master Plan?

  • It is a Rs. 100 lakh-crore project for developing ‘holistic infrastructure’.
  • The plan is aimed at easier interconnectivity between road, rail, air and waterways to reduce travel time and improve industrial productivity.
  • The push for infrastructure is in line with the government’s efforts to step up capital expenditure in infrastructure to promote economic growth.

What are the focus areas of the project?

  • The project will be a source of employment opportunities for the youth in future.
  • Infrastructure development has the ability to create a multiplier effect with every rupee invested, yielding much higher returns.
  • It will help raise the global profile of local manufacturers and help them compete with their counterparts worldwide. 
  • It also raises possibilities of new future economic zones.
  • It is also help to increase both manufacturing and exports. 

News Source: IE

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