NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed the plans of the ministries of railways, roads and electricity through the multimodal ICT-based platform “Pragati”.
During the meeting, nine agenda items were discussed, including eight projects and one program. Of the eight projects, three projects were each from the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and two projects were from the Energy Ministry, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.
Although the PMO did not give details of the project under discussion or any decision taken during the meeting, he said that “eight projects have a cumulative cost of Rs. 126,000 crore involving 14 states, to namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Delhi “.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of the timely completion of these projects.
During the interaction, Prime Minister Modi reviewed the “One Nation – One Ration Card” program and asked officials to explore the multiple uses of the technology platform developed under the program to ensure the providing a wide range of benefits to citizens.
“The prime minister also ordered state officials to continue monitoring the construction of oxygen plants and the availability of hospital beds,” the PMO said in a statement.
The availability of hospital beds and oxygen has been a constant debate since the outbreak of the pandemic and during the second wave of the pandemic in April-May 2021, the oxygen shortage became a crisis of national proportion.
The National Institute for Disaster Management has reportedly told the government that a possible third wave of coronavirus could peak around October and advised upgrading medical facilities across the states.
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