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December 10, 2023

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviews port efficiency initiatives to boost PM Gati Shakti Plan

By Priti Naik

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took a comprehensive review of initiatives taken by various ports. This is for facilitating the ease of doing business, and operational efficiency through technology (OETT) to boost growth under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.

The Minister said that the integrated efforts which are being taken by ports and others will add speed to development works around the country. PM Gati Shakti will help the people, farmers and fishing community and strengthen India’s economy, the ports, shipping and waterways.

According to the statement, Sonowal further urged the officials to put emphasis on promotion of the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission and skill development so that the youth of the country can be benefited. PM Gati Shakti is driven by seven engines of growth — roads, railways, airports, ports, mass transport, waterways and logistics.

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is set to play a major role in the realisation of the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, the statement said. All the senior officials assured the minister that they will move forward on the directions given by him so that the economy can be boosted and more people can get its benefits, it added.

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