Medilytix Bureau:

With Government of India’s focus to ensure rapid infrastructural development in the North-East India and the region taking strides towards joining the National Gas Grid, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas organized the North-East Zonal Conference for PM GatiShakti (PMGS) in Guwahati today. The Conference was aimed at bringing together various stakeholders and hasten infrastructure development and adoption of environment-friendly Natural Gas in the region.

Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Labour & Employment Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister for Industries & Commerce, Public Enterprises, Transports, Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship, Act East Policies, Welfare Minorities, Govt. of Assam Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister for FCS & CA, Industry & Commerce, Govt. of Tripura Shri Manoj Kanti Deb, Minister for Soil & Water Conservation, Govt. of Nagaland Shri. V Kashiho Sangtam, Minister for Education, Law, Legislative & Parliamentary Affairs, Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Sports & Youth Affairs Dept., Govt. of Sikkim Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha took part in the meeting. Representatives from various infrastructure Ministries of the Central Government, North-eastern States and other stakeholders also attended the Conference.

Before the start of the Conference, the dignitaries attended a webinar on the vision of GatiShakti and its convergence with Union Budget 2022, which was addressed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister said that this year’s budget has set the pace (Gatishakti) of India’s development in 21st century. This direction of ‘Infrastructure-based development’ will lead to extraordinary increase in the strength of our economy, creating many new possibilities of employment, he said.

Underlining the lack of coordination among the stakeholders in the traditional ways of completing projects, the Prime Minister said that this was due to lack of clear information among the various concerned departments. “Due to PM Gatishakti, now everyone will be able to make their plan with complete information. This will also lead to optimum utilization of the country’s resources”, he added.

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