Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that the govt will soon launch ‘PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan’, a 100 lakh crore national infrastructure master plan.
Addressing the nation from the Red Fort in Delhi, the Prime Minister said: "Gati Shakti will help local manufacturers turn globally competitive; also develop possibilities of new future economic zones. ₹100 lakh crore Gatishakti initiative will bring employment opportunities for youth, help in holistic infrastructure growth."
Modi said the pace of service delivery through government schemes has gone up compared with earlier times and the goal is to make sure that all eligible persons are covered under these.
“To get our goals, we cannot wait long. We have not a moment to lose," Modi said.
India imported mobile phones worth $8 billion seven years ago and is now exporting $3 billion worth of mobile phones, he said.
"We will have to work together for manufacturing world class products, using cutting-edge innovation and new age technology," he told the nation.
During his I-Day speech, Modi said multiple parts of the country - be it east, northeast, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh including the entire Himalayan region, the coastal belt or the tribal region - will become a big base for India's development in the future.