The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recently evaluated the progress made by various social sector ministries in implementing the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan. During the review, the DPIIT stressed the importance of adopting the NMP and how it can transform integrated planning and synchronized implementation of infrastructure and social sector initiatives, according to an official statement.

The commerce and industry ministry also stated that they are adopting a “whole of government approach” to improve decision-making and planning, including comprehensive mapping of schools, hospitals, and public services.

“Therefore, a need was felt for social sector ministries/departments to adopt PM GatiShakti NMP for the utilization of their assets, and holistic development across the country,” it said.

Innovative use of the NMP platform in planning, implementation, and monitoring programs/schemes for greater accessibility and last-mile connectivity to healthcare centers, hospitals, schools, and Anganwadi were mentioned to enhance public welfare, it said. 

“Cases of adoption of PM GatiShakti in Uttar Pradesh for integration of Pahunch portal for the planning of schools with the NMP platform, optimization of planning of Anganwadi in Gujarat, 5G planning tool, and street furniture planning in Chandigarh were mentioned as case studies and best practices from the states,” it added.

The meeting was attended by 35 senior officials from 14 ministers including Panchayati Raj, Health and Family Welfare, Post, School Education and Literacy, Higher Education, Culture, and Housing and Urban Affairs.