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PM Modi Reviews Eight Projects, 'One Nation One Ration Card' Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for India’s ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations and development trajectory in the run-up to 2047 in his address from Red Fort (Twitter/@narendramodi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for India’s ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations and development trajectory in the run-up to 2047 in his address from Red Fort (Twitter/@narendramodi)

Among the eight projects, three each were from the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and two were from the Ministry of Power.

Chairing the 37th PRAGATI meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed eight projects having a cumulative cost of Rs 1.26 lakh crore and spanned over 14 states as well as the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme. While reviewing the ONORC scheme, he asked officials to explore the multiple utilities of the technological platform developed under the programme to ensure the provision of a wide array of benefits to the citizens, the PMO said.

Commenting on the projects, Modi stressed on the significance of their timely completion. PRAGATI is the acronym for the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving the Centre and state governments.

Among the eight projects, three each were from the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and two were from the Ministry of Power.

The states covered under them are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Delhi, the PMO noted.

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“The prime minister also directed the state officials to keep monitoring the construction of oxygen plants and availability of hospital beds," it said, adding that in the previous 36 PRAGATI meetings, 292 projects having a total cost of Rs 13.78 lakh crore have been reviewed.

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first published:August 25, 2021, 22:08 IST