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Seminar under “Azadi at 75: PM Gati Shakti Gujarat” at Gift City in Gandhinagar

    Gujarat becomes the first state to launch “PM Gati Shakti Gujarat Integrated Master Plan Portal”

    Chief Minister:-

    • “PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan” will ensure not only ease of doing business but also ease of living for citizens
    • Under the direction of the Prime Minister, Gujarat has brought about a large-scale transformation in the infrastructure landscape by implementing the Focused Targeted Action Plan
    • This plan will make a significant contribution in strengthening India’s infrastructure landscape

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    Gujarat for the first time in the country has launched PM Gati Shakti Portal which will give a new direction to Gujarat’s development journey: Minister of State for Industries Shri Jagadish Vishwakarma

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    Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel has clearly stated that, Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Gujarat has become a state that has brought about a large-scale change in the infrastructure landscape with the implementation of the Focused Targeted Action Plan in various sectors.

    To execute “PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan” implemented by the Prime Minister. The PM Gati Shakti Gujarat portal was launched by the Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel in a seminar organized under “Azadi @75 : PM Gati Shakti Gujarat” at Gift City, Gandhinagar. This portal will prove to be very vital to realize the vision of Prime Minister as well as for speedy implementation of this master plan.

    He proudly mentioned that Gujarat has become the first state in India to launch Gati Shakti Portal at the state level under the strong guidance and direction of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

    Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan” will contribute significantly to strengthening India’s infrastructure landscape, the Chief Minister added that,This plan will ensure not only ease of doing business but also ease of living for the citizens. He appealed to the participants of the seminar to explore the opportunities offered in the state and become partners in the growth of Gujarat and India as Gujarat offers immense opportunities for global business with its favourable industrial ecosystem, huge potential market, political stability and reliable governance.

    The Chief Minister further said that, the Prime Minister has played a pivotal role in strengthening the balanced and regional development of Gujarat with his visionary reforms.   The emphasis on enhancing connectivity in the state for economic prosperity and the implementation of focused targeted action plans for the same has resulted in a major transformation of the state’s infrastructure landscape.

    Elaborating about the far-sighted initiatives, reforms and work plans implemented in Gujarat under the guidance of the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister said, The “Pragati Path” scheme 9 high-speed corridors connecting the ends of the state will be made wider and strong. A total of 3710 km long highways will be prepared in this project at a total cost of Rs.2488 crore. Similarly, the “Vikas Path” program is operational to modernize state roads passing through municipalities, urban areas, cities and big cities.

    The “Kisan Path” initiative has improved the quality of life of farmers and their farm produce and milk reaches the market more rapidly. Apart from this, the tourism industry has gained momentum with the improved connectivity between more than 60 tourist destinations through the innovative initiative of “Pravasi Path” in the state.  The initiative has benefited more than 24 districts of the state with concentrated investments of over Rs.2300 crore.

    He added that through “Railway Connectivity” Gujarat has been a pioneer in promoting development in the railway sector as well. Under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Gujarat has developed an integrated state-wide gas grid on an open access-common carrier basis.  A pipeline gas grid network in 25 districts connecting major industrial centres is operational in the state.  Similarly, a mission mode project “Water Grid” has been undertaken to establish a state-wide water grid network of 75,000 km for distribution of water for irrigation and drinking water grid to supply water to over 14,000 villages and 154 towns.

    He further added that, The state government has implemented the first port policy encouraging private sector participation for the development of ports. India’s first private port Pipavav in Gujarat was developed under the leadership of the Prime Minister.

    Moreover, four green field port locations have been established in the state.  On the other hand, in the power supply sector, Gujarat has made extensive improvements in power generation, transmission and distribution and achieved the status of Power Surplus State in 2009 and today, 24×7 uninterrupted quality power supply is being made available in Gujarat.

    Stating that Gujarat is at the forefront in the country  when It comes to implementing of BharatNet Project, the Chief Minister said,  Gujarat has successfully implemented various digital reforms and projects like Digital Seva Setu Platform, GSWAN.  Industrial infrastructure projects, 12-lane Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, rail corridors connecting major cities of Gujarat and Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail projects have been undertaken to further accelerate the state’s development journey.

    He said, Gujarat has consistently recorded an annual GDP growth rate of over 10% over the past decade, contributing over 8.28% to India’s GDP. The state government has also taken significant initiatives in the areas of ease of doing business reforms, digital governance, policy initiatives and employment, making Gujarat a leading state in the country. Gujarat is the first state to launch “Integrated Logistics and Logistics Park Policy”.

    The Minister of State for Industries Shri Jagadish Vishwakarma said, Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan was launched a year ago to accelerate the construction of infrastructural facilities in the country and to work in accord. Today, Gujarat has launched PM Gati Shakti Portal for the first time in the country which will give a new direction to the coordinated development of Gujarat in the coming years. Not only that, but because of implementation of this master plan which will ensure that citizens’ money will not be wasted and holistic development can be achieved  through coordination between various departments.

    The minister added that, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat laid a strong foundation for the development of the state. Today Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel is carrying forward the same foundation in a very commanding manner.  Prime Minister Shri Narendra  Modi gave a new direction through Chintan Shibir to coordinate among departments to speed up the development journey of the state. The same innovative approach has benefited the country today with PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan which is a matter of pride for us.  Under this plan, more than 16 departments of the central government, various state governments and various agencies have participated which will accelerate the development in the future.

    Minister Shri Vishwakarma further said that, Under the leadership of the Chief Minister of the state Shri Bhupendra Patel, Gujarat is moving steadily in the direction of ‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat to Atmanirbhar Bharat’. While Gujarat has emerged as the ‘Best Preferred Business Destination’, the state’s incentive policies are attracting investors from across the globe.  Apart from that, Gujarat’s 2.20 lakh km long road infrastructure, 5200 km long rail network, 19 airports, 48 ​​ports, best power capacity, expert skills, productive government, safe and secured place are many factors which is why huge investments are done  in Gujarat. As a result of these facilities, today Gujarat is manufacturing everything from pins to planes.

    Chief Secretary Shri  Pankaj Kumar said, PM Gati Shakti Portal was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi one year back  which provides vast opportunities in Business Process Engineering.

    This portal is not just a digital application, accurate data collection or digital data integration, but it will connect the upcoming infrastructure projects with logistics, which will help in reducing transportation costs in the coming years.

    Shri Pankaj Kumar further said that PM Gati Shakti Gujarat Portal will prove to be a game changer in the state.  It is a powerful tool that will redefine infrastructure planning as well as ease of doing business. This portal is a foolproof system.  PM Gati Shakti Gujarat Portal is such a powerful tool, which will prove to be very useful in decision making and monitoring. The Chief Secretary said that industrial facilitation including land acquisition, inter-departmental coordination can be done through this portal.

    Additional Chief Secretary, Ports and Transport Department Shri M. K. Das said, As India today leads the fourth industrial revolution, Gujarat, the industrial leader, is playing an important role. In the manufacturing sector, India has left behind America and secured the second position. In research, India has made rapid progress from 81st position to 41st position. In the next 25 years, the country will become a 20 trillion dollar economy and will be the third largest economy in the world after the US and China. Shri Das said that to achieve this goal and for Gujarat to achieve faster progress, the need of the hour is to invest 6 times in infrastructure.

    Quoting the CII report, he said, Today the per capita income of the country has reached about 10 thousand. Recently Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal reviewed this portal of the state and said that there is no other tool like PM Gati Shakti-Gujarat Portal covering various departments in the world.

    Smt. Avantika Singh, Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board said, Gujarat is proving to be the launchpad in building a self-reliant India.  After the first workshop on PM Gati Shakti  of West Zone held in November, 2021, initiatives have been taken in this direction immediately.  Gujarat is the first state to launch the Gati Shakti portal. This is a GIS based portal with more than 500 layers. It includes more than 21 government departments and fifty-two sub-divisions of the state and more than 25 departments of the Central. Effective implementation of this portal will help in building a better and smarter government.

    In this seminar, Additional Chief Secretary of Ports and Transport Department Shri M. K. Das chaired sessions on various state government initiatives in logistics infrastructure, Dholera (SIR) Special Investment Region, benefits of PM Gati Shakti Terminal at Bedi and Morbi. While sessions on PM Gati Shakti and National Logistics Policy, last mile connectivity from industry point of view, importance of PM Gati Shakti to increase logistic capacity were held under the chairmanship of National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited Vice Chairman Shri  Abhishek Chaudhary.

    On this occasion Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Pankaj Joshi, Additional Chief Secretary Home Department Shri Raj Kumar, Gujarat Maritime Board Vice Chairman and CEO Shri R. B. Barad, CII Gujarat Council Vice Chairman Shri Darshan Shah were present.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat