Varanasi hosts fifth regional workshop on PM GatiShakti on April 11th

To generate more power and build synergies with all PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP) stakeholders, the fifth regional meeting for six states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal starts in Varanasi on April 11, according to a press release from the Department of Industry and Internal Trade Promotion of the Department of Trade and Industry.

The focus of the workshop is on the demonstration of the implementation of PM GatiShakti NMP, with special emphasis on maintaining data quality, presentations of projects of ministries and states planned on PM GatiShakti NMP, ensuring multimodal connectivity to economic and industrial clusters, Ensuring access to schools, primary health centers, alongside creating an efficient logistics ecosystem in the country, the press statement said.

The upcoming workshop will also be divided into two themes – PM GatiShakti NMP and National Logistics Policy, which will be covered within the two-day program.

The first day of the workshop focuses on PM GatiShakti NMP. There will be discussions by ministries/departments of the central infrastructure, economic and social sectors with states and UTs, demonstration of the best use cases of ministries, states and UTs in their planning of multimodal infrastructure projects using the principles of PM GatiShakti and presentations on different focus areas and Initiatives under PM GatiShakti. The goal is to illustrate the benefits of PM GatiShakti and learn from best practices.

The second day will focus on the National Logistics Policy (NLP) with presentations on the main features and focus areas of the NLP and the progress of the national logistics policy. In addition, a presentation on Logistics Facilitation in Different States (LEADS) will also be conducted, followed by thematic presentations on the possibilities of developing Inland Container Depots (ICDs)/Container Freight Stations (CFS) to boost export and inland connectivity.

The two-day regional workshop will be attended by senior government officials from affected central ministries/departments, states/UTs, NITI Aayog and BISAG-N.

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