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PM Modi reviews projects worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore at ‘Pragati’ meeting

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed a series of projects with a total cost of about one lakh crore in 10 states and union territories while chairing the 34th ‘Pragati’ meeting on Wednesday.

Several programs and complaints were also reviewed, according to an official statement, adding that the projects of the ministries of railways, road and highway transport, and urban and housing affairs were discussed. These projects concerned Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

During the interaction, two central government programs, Ayushman Bharat and Jal Jeevan Mission, were also reviewed, and complaints related to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs were also discussed, according to the statement.

The prime minister ordered officials to ensure and expedite the comprehensive resolution of complaints, he said.

For the projects being reviewed, he asked the chief secretaries of the respective states and UT to ensure early resolution of pending issues and scheduled completion by the deadline. He said that all states should strive for 100 percent enrollment in Ayushman Bharat as soon as possible. It also encouraged states and UT to draw up a roadmap to achieve the objectives in Mission Mode under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the statement said.

In the 33 Pragati meetings so far, 280 projects have been addressed along with 50 programs and schemes as well as complaints in 18 sectors, he added.

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