PM reviews projects at ‘Pragati’ meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed eight projects, worth about Rs 20,000 crore, and and one scheme as he chaired the 39th ‘Pragati’ meeting on Wednesday. Three of these projects pertained to the Railways Ministry, two each of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Power, and one of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. These projects are situated in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
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During the meeting, the PM stressed on timely completion of projects to avoid cost overruns. ‘Pragati’ is an ICT-based multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and timely implementation of projects entailing the Centre and the state governments. In the past 38 editions of Pragati, 303 projects having a total cost of Rs 14.64 lakh crore have been reviewed, according to the PMO.
During the interaction, PM Modi also scrutinized the ‘Poshan Abhiyan’. He stated that ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ should be implemented in mission mode in each state with a whole of government approach. He also inquired about the the participation of Self-Help Groups and other local organizations in promoting awareness about children’s health and nutrition at the grassroot level, which will help in improving the reach and uptake of the Abhiyaan.