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Discuss the major features of PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan for infrastructure development. Examine its potential in creating an integrated, seamless, and efficient logistics and transportation network in country.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Discuss the major features of PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan for infrastructure development. Examine its potential in creating an integrated, seamless, and efficient logistics and transportation network in country.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live Mint ,Insights on India

Why the question: 

A reduction in the cost of logistics will ensure India becomes more competitive internationally. The incumbent government has with foresight concentrated on infrastructure over the last few years, and particularly so in the last two years, with the launch of the PM Gati Shakti initiative.

Key Demand of the question: 

To write about PM Gati Shakti and its potential.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by writing about aims and objectives of PM Gati Shakti.

Body:

First, write about the features of the scheme – integrating various modes of transportation, such as road, rail, air, and waterways, to enhance connectivity and promote economic growth. Multi-modal transportation infrastructure development, Technology-led systems and processes, Governance and institutional reforms and Financial models for infrastructure development etc.

Next, write about the potential of the above in reducing transportation costs, improving connectivity, and boosting trade and commerce.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.