PM Gati Shakti NMP receives PM's Award for Excellence

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21st April conferred an award for excellence in public administration to PM Gati Shakti national master plan (NMP) initiative.

An overview of the news

  • The award was presented to the Department for Promotion of Internal Trade (DPIIT) in the category 'Innovation-Central' for the successful implementation of the prestigious 'PM Gatishakti National Master Plan' programme.

  • The Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration has been instituted to recognize the extraordinary and innovative work done by districts and organizations of the Central and State Governments for public welfare.

About PM Gati Shakti initiative

  • It is a transformative approach to economic growth and sustainable development.

  • It was launched on 13 October 2021 to provide multimodal connectivity infrastructure to various economic zones.

  • Its targets are to cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduce the turnaround time.

  • Economic zones like Textile Clusters, Pharmaceutical Clusters, Defence Corridor, Electronic Park, Industrial Corridor, Fishing Clusters, Agri Zone will be covered under this program to improve connectivity.

  • PM GatiShakti National Master Plan was implemented on 21st October 2021.

  • The approach of PM Gati Shakti is driven by 7 engines-

  1. Railways

  2. Roads

  3. Ports

  4. Waterways

  5. Airports

  6. Mass Transport

  7. Logistics Infrastructure


  • It will give a boost to the overall infrastructure of the country.

  • It will strive to build next generation infrastructure that improves ease of living as well as ease of doing business.

  • It will provide integrated and seamless connectivity for movement of people, goods and services as a mode of transport.

  • It will create many employment opportunities and boost the economy.

  • It will improve the global competitiveness of local products by cutting logistics costs and improving the supply chain.

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