Jammu Tawi, April 26
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 18th interaction through PRAGATI, the Information and communications technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma also participated in the video conference. The Prime Minister reviewed the progress of vital infrastructure projects in the railway, road and power sectors, spread over several states While taking a review of the progress in handling and redressal of grievances related to the Railways the Prime Minister stressed on making the system more accountable . He also asked the Railways to work on feasibility of a unified single telephone number for all grievances and to function as a helpline in the case of an accident.
Reviewing the progress of ‘Mission Indradhanush’ for universal immunization of children, the Prime Minister asked for focusing attention on the 100 worst performing districts and stressed on involving youth organizations such as the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Nehru Yuva Kendra in expanding the outreach program to ensure that no child is left without immunization.
On the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the Prime Minister asked to quantify the gains achieved through the use of latest technology, specially the LED bulbs, so that their usage can be promoted to save energy .
With regard to cleanliness, he urged for maximum efforts ahead of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary by 2019 and said that stakeholders need to stress on changing the mindset to bring about a perceptible change.
Prime Minister also took review of the pace of works on Kishanganga power project and was apprised by the Chief Secretary about progress on various issues. Prime Minister asked the states to come up with strategies, time bound action plans and roadmap, and a monitoring mechanism to achieve the goal. He called for the use of latest technology inputs to improve the pace and quality of work,. Prime Minister reiterated the importance of completing projects in time, so that cost overruns could be avoided, and the benefits of projects could reach the people.