Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the progress of works across various infrastructure sectors. He was informed that good progress is being made in 62 crucial infrastructure projects that have been reviewed so far over seven meetings of Pro-Active Governance & Timely Implementation (PRAGATI).
During the meeting, the PM was apprised of the progress towards meeting the Union government’s commitment of providing electricity to all unconnected villages in the country within 1,000 days. In the telecommunication sector, the Prime Minister was briefed about the progress towards connecting all villages through broadband by 2022.
The PM reviewed the progress in areas of renewable energy, piped natural gas, irrigation, roads and railways. He was also informed about the skill development initiatives taken by various infrastructure Ministries including Railways, Skill Development, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Shipping.
The PM was informed that all infrastructure targets for the current fiscal, across various sectors, are broadly on track to be achieved. NITI Aayog’s vice chairman Arvind Panagariya was present at the meeting. Senior officials from PMO, NITI Aayog, and concerned ministries were also present.