PM Modi reviews progress in key infra sectors

PM Modi reviews progress in key infra sectors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed progress in key infrastructure sectors, and called for renewed efforts towards underground mining and coal gasification through new technologies.

The review meeting, which lasted for about two and a half hours, was attended by top officials from Niti Aayog and the Infrastructure Ministry, besides officials from the Prime Minister's Office.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant made a presentation on Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and said that 81% of the targeted habitations numbering about 1.45 lakh have so far been connected with roads so far.

Officials said that progress is being made towards connecting all the remaining unconnected habitations within a defined time frame.

The Prime Minister asked the officials if the resources available for this work should be used optimally throughout the year. He also hoped that the advancement of the Union Budget date would lead to further improvement in performance.

The Prime Minister was informed of the expeditious resolution of complaints received on the Meri Sadak app. He called for detailed analysis of the complaints, so that timely remedial measures are initiated wherever required.

Reviewing progress towards the road map to deliver  one crore houses in rural areas by 2019, Modi said that the positive impact of housing on the lives of the beneficiaries should be suitably examined, and the focus should be on improving their quality of life.

The Prime Minister was also informed about progressing towards the targets for rural electrification and household electrification.

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