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32nd interaction of PRAGATI held: Rs 24,000 crores worth projects discussed

On 22 January, 2020, PM Modi chaired the 32nd PRAGATI meet. Under the Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, the Prime Minister reviewed projects that are being implemented by the union government and their progress.

Highlights

The Prime Minister discussed 24 projects that were of worth Rs 24,000 crores at the meet. The projects were spread over 9 states namely Telangana, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Kerala. It included three projects from Ministry of Railways, one from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and five from Ministtry of Road Transport.

Also, the projects under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana were discussed

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Tracking System (CCTNS)

The CCTNS was established in 2009 to create comprehensive and integrated system for effective e-governance. It will interconnect 15,000 police stations and digitize data related to FIR registrations. This aids in developing developing a national database of criminals and crimes.

Previous PRGATI outcomes

At the 31st PRAGATI interactions, projects worth 12 lakh crores were reviewed. It also discussed grievances of Indian citizens working abroad, Aspirational District Programme, National Agricultural Market and infrastructural development programmes. Around 9 projects that were of 61,000 crores of rupees were taken up for discussion. It included Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as well.

PRAGATI

PRAGATI was launched by PM Modi in March 2015. It is an interactive platform to address grievances of common people. The issues faced by the implementing agencies are uploaded in the platform on third Wednesday every month.

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Delhi Government releases Guarantee card on free bus services, water & electricity

On January 19, 2020, the Delhi Government released the guarantee card that consisted of 10 guarantees for the residents of Delhi. It included free bus services, electricity, water supply, pollution, etc.

Electricity

The card guaranteed uninterrupted power supply throughout the year. It also included free electricity for all the residents up to 200 units of consumption. The Government has also assured to replace the overhead electrical wires with underground cables.

Water

The card also assured supply of 24/7 clean drinking water to every household of the Territory by 2025. It also added that 20,000 litres of free drinking water scheme that is being currently implemented will continue along with other schemes

Infrastructure

The Guarantee card included free education, better health facility and mohalla clinics for those living in unauthorized colonies. It also promised to build pucca houses under “Jahan Jhuggi Wahin Makan” scheme for those living in slums.

Other Guarantees

The Guarantee card also aims at providing cheapest transport facilities. It has offered to run free bus services to all students and women in the national capital. It also guarantees to make Delhi safer for women by deploying “Mohalla Marshals”.

Above all, the guarantee card lists to reduce air pollution of the capital region.

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