Finance minister asks Niti Aayog to map all industrial activities for incorporating them into PM Gati Shakti

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asked the Niti Aayog to prepare a report mapping all the industrial activities such as corridors, logistics parks and pharma hubs so that they can be incorporated under the PM Gati Shakti initiative of the government.
She also suggested to the shipping ministry to look at all the sea ports in the country and their linkages with industrial corridors.
These suggestions were part of seven action points elaborated by the minister during the first meeting of the Apex Monitoring Authority for the National Industrial Corridor Development Programme.
“I would like the NITI Aayog to map all this (industrial corridors, freight corridors, defence corridors, manufacturing zones, textile parks, logistics parks, medical and pharma hubs). Map it all and tell us where you see a possibility for bringing them under the PM Gati Shakti,” she said.
“I find many of them still lying loose and unconnected. Mapping it up will probably give a better idea of how they can all come into this scheme of things,” she added.
The minister asked the Aayog to prepare the report by October-end.
The PM Gati Shakti is a digital platform which aims at promoting integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.
Niti Aayog, she said, should undertake a quick study because a lot of activities are happening and all of them have to come under the umbrella of PM Gati Shakti programme.
The finance minister further…

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