Gandhinagar, Sunday: A decision to include logistic infrastructure as a priority sector in GID Act was taken in the 39th board meeting of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board-GIDB held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel. Because of the GIDB in the state PPP (Public Private Partnership) with private sector participation, large infrastructure projects can be undertaken rapidly.
Under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Gati Shakti – National Master Plan states have been called upon to prepare their own Integrated Infrastructure Master Plans and implement them. In this context, PM in Gujarat. GIDB as the nodal agency for implementation of Gati Shakti Masterplan project. works.
Established in 1999 with statutory status under the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Act, the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board facilitates the flow of finance for infrastructure projects requiring large capital investments while encouraging private sector participation in the state.
The 39th meeting of GIDB was held in Gandhinagar under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel and in the presence of Industries Minister Shri Balwant Singh Rajput and Chief Secretary Shri Raj Kumar.
P.M. Gati Shakti – Masterplan was launched nationally in Gujarat last year on October 6th. Also GIDB along with Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications-BISAG-N and various departments have integrated about 1100 different data on this masterplan portal, a detailed discussion was done in the board meeting.
Accordingly G.I.D.B. The State Logistics Master Plan and the City Logistics Master Plan are being prepared by 8 Municipal Corporations, the details of which were given by the CEO of the Board Smt Avantika Singh through presentation.
In the meeting she said, As a result of Gati Shakti Integrated Infrastructure Plan, integrated development planning of any region of the state can be done in a short period of time. Development Plan of Ambaji Yatradham and Development Plan of Dahej Industrial Estate are examples of this. She informed.
In view of Gujarat being a state with longest 1600 km coastline, selection of Advisor for preparations of Integrated Area Development Plan for Talukas of Coastal Belt was also discussed in this board meeting of GIDB.
Not only that, It was also proposed to select a advisor t to prepare a detailed feasibility report for the development of a Special Investment Region near Navalakhi.
In-principle approval was given to the proposal in this board meeting for approval of selection of advisors on preparation of Industrial Water-Water Demand Assessment Report for Industrial Purposes by the year 2050 in the state.
PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan coherent with State Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan will be planned in such manner that State Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan can contribute towards State Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan for which the guidance was given by Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel in this meeting.
Along with the board meeting of GIDB, the fifth meeting of Island Development Authority was also held.
With vast coastlines and more than 144 islands, Gujarat is at the forefront in terms of development. In that context, the state Government has constituted this Island Development Authority coherent with the Island Development Policy of the Government of India.
The purpose of this authority is to promote socio-economic and tourism activities on the islands while maintaining national security.
In the fifth board meeting of this authority under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, the financial allocation for the two islands Bet Dwarka and Shiyal Bet, which were decided to be developed as tourism hotspots in the previous board meeting, was given an in-principle approval from this year’s tourism budget of Rs 2077 crore.
Chief Secretary Shri Raj Kumar gave suggestion for setting up of Area Development Authority for Dwarka Corridor Development.
Additional Chief Secretaries, secretaries and senior officers of the respective departments also joined in these two meetings.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat