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Good governance needs holistic planning and seamless coordination of various infrastructural entities for effective outcomes. Analyse how the recently launched Gati Shakthi scheme imbibes this approach to good governance in infrastructure.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

5. Good governance needs holistic planning and seamless coordination of various infrastructural entities for effective outcomes. Analyse how the recently launched Gati Shakthi scheme imbibes this approach to good governance in infrastructure.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question: 

PM Modi launches the Gati Shakti-National Master Plan to connect India’s economic zones.

Key Demand of the question: 

To highlight the need for a co-ordinated approach to plan infrastructure projects to ensure multi-modal connectivity.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by mentioning that Gati Shakthi is the National Master Plan for ‘multi-modal connectivity’, and called it PM Gati Shakti.

Body:

Give an account of the Gati Shakthi initiative that it is a GIS-based capturing all utilities and network linkages in various economic clusters and the master plan in various infrastructure sectors is planned till 2024-25.

Also mention that Gati Shakti will help cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity at ports and reduce the turnaround time thus ensuring a multiplier effect in the overall economic development by improving export competitiveness and investment environment.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning that various departments from road to railways, aviation to agriculture are interlinked on a common portal to promote better co ordination and faster outcomes.