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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches Rs. 100 Lakh Crore Gati Shakti National Master Plan For Infrastructure

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Gati Shakti National Master Plan

Gati Shakti National Master Plan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched a Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan called “Gati Shakti National Master Plan”.

Key Points:

Gati Shakti is a digital platform collaborating sixteen Central Ministries and Departments for integrated planning and coordination to implement infrastructure connectivity projects of more than 1,200 industrial clusters.

  • Gati Shakti National Master Plan was launched for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy.
  • PM Gati Shakti seeks to cut logistic costs, reduce turnaround time and increase cargo handling capacity.


  • The main aim of the plan is to lend more power and speed to projects by connecting all the concerned departments on one platform.
  • Under the plan, infrastructure schemes of several ministries and state governments will be executed and designed with a common vision.
  • It also aims to reduce logistic cost and turnaround time in the light that, earlier high logistics cost at 13% of GDP in India was impacting its competitiveness in exports.
  • The plan will also give a boost to India as an “investment destination”.
  • The private players will not only get a boost to invest in National infrastructure because of easy clearances and monetary help available to them but will also provide last-mile connectivity to the economic zones in a limited timeframe.


  • The main purpose of launching this plan was that in the past, taxpayers’ money was insulted through a lethargic approach towards development work.
  • Departments were working in silos. Furthermore, there was no coordination on projects.
  • So that is why this plan was launched.
    • Under this plan development will take place incorporating quality infrastructure in a holistic manner.

Focus areas of the plan:

  • Gati shakti plan joins different departments for a coordinated development of projects including from aviation to agriculture and road to railways. 
  • It will help raise the global profile of local manufacturers and help them compete with their counterparts worldwide.
  • It also seeks to also raise possibilities of new future economic zones.

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