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FM asks NITI Aayog to create an elaborate industrial activity map of India

She also recommended that the shipping ministry examine the connections between the nation's seaports and its industrial corridors.

July 08, 2022 10:53 IST | India Infoline News Service

Fin Min Nirmala Sitharaman, requested on Thursday (07-07-2022) that the Niti Aayog create a report outlining all industrial activity, including corridors, logistics parks, and pharma hubs, so that they may be included in the government's PM Gati Shakti plan.


She also recommended that the shipping ministry examine the connections between the nation's seaports and its industrial corridors.


During the inaugural meeting of the Apex Monitoring Authority for the National Industrial Corridor Development Program, the minister developed seven action items, of which these ideas were one.


"I want the NITI Aayog to plan everything out" (industrial corridors, freight corridors, defense corridors, manufacturing zones, textile parks, logistics parks, medical and pharma hubs). Map it all out and let us know where you think there may be room to bring them under PM Gati Shakti, she urged.


"I discover that many of them are still disconnected and loose. A greater understanding of how they can all fit into this scheme of things would likely result from mapping it out, she continued. The minister requested that the Aayog complete the report by the end of October. The minister requested that the Aayog complete the report by the end of October.


A digital platform called PM Gati Shakti seeks to encourage integrated planning and coordinated execution of infrastructure connection projects. She suggested that Niti Aayog do a rapid study since several activities are taking place and all of them need to fall under the purview of the PM Gati Shakti program.


The finance minister also advised Piyush Goyal, her colleague in commerce, to assess the nodes and three industrial corridors in south India: the Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor, the Bengaluru Mumbai Industrial Corridor, and the Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor.

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