Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said Wednesday that the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan infrastructure “embodies” and “combines” unique features that represent a paradigm shift within governance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Wednesday the Rs 100 lakh crore Gati Shakti National Master Plan For Multi-Modal Connectivity. This plan aims to build infrastructure to lower logistic costs and increase the economy.
Birla, who was part of the event, said that Gati Shakti “embodies and combines certain unique features which mark a paradigm change in governance.”
Gati Shakti, who uses the most advanced technology, brings all stakeholders together on one platform.
He said that “Such breaking down of silos within government is indeed a dream come to reality for all of Industry”, adding that the platform approach also increases transparency around the world and helps solve bottlenecks fast.
Birla says that Gati Shakti’s outcome-based planning approach is a departure from traditional planning.
He stated that there is a lot of emphasis on defining targets in terms not only in terms outlays but also outcomes.
Birla stated that he could not imagine any government program of this magnitude anywhere in the world. Technology enabled real-time monitoring and control of development projects.
He said, “This is yet more example of how India is setting a global standard for digital governance.”
He noted that the building and management of high-quality infrastructure is a national enterprise and that roads and rivers don’t respect state borders.
Birla stated that a holistic approach to infrastructure must address the difficulties of working in a complicated federal system.
It is almost like leading a complex, yet grand orchestra. He said that the result is a symphony similar to Gati Shakti.
Tata Steel CEO and MD T V Narendran stated that PM Gati Shakhi will change the industry.
“It (Gati Shakti), will increase manufacturing competitiveness in India. This initiative will certainly go a long ways to improve the competitiveness of Indian industries, which is often hampered by higher logistics costs. Narendran said.
Gati Shakti, he said, will allow for the ongoing planning and execution of transport infrastructure projects. Mallika Srinivasan, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd CMD, said that Gati Shakti propels India to the next phase in robust growth and promises to be a game-changer.
She noted that India’s logistic industry is rapidly growing and said Gati Shakti would make India’s manufacturing competitive for domestic demand as well as exports.
Deepak Garg, co-founder of Rivigo, stated that Gati Shakti was the most innovative and profound programme India has ever launched to promote the nation’s progress.
He stated that Gati Shakti would encourage entrepreneurship and that it was a once-in-a-generation investment in India which will lift millions of Indians from poverty.