01/24/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2023 07:05
Shri Piyush Goyal,Union Minister for Commerce and Industry; Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology; Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, and Labour & Employment; Gen (Dr.) V. K. Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for RT&H & Civil Aviation; Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Power; Shri Shripad Naik, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and Shri Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State for Defence & Tourism participated in the meeting.
Senior Officers from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Ministry of Defence (MoD), Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Ministry of Railways (MoR), Ministry for Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Ministry of Power (MoP), Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) and representatives from States attended the meeting.
Several issues were placed on the agenda for deliberation to expedite the progress of on-going infrastructure projects. These included issues related to pending forest and environment clearances, facilitation of working permissions/approvals, ensuring land allocation/transfer and release of funds. Discussions were also held on policy matters related to environment/forest/wildlife clearance, railways and power, among others. Environment Clearances and Land policies of Railways & MoRTH and making comprehensive guidelines for Environment and Forest clearance were also discussed at length.
Chaired the 10th Meeting of the Group of Infrastructure in Delhi today. Union Minister Shri @PiyushGoyal Ji, Shri @AshwiniVaishnaw Ji, Shri @byadavbjp Ji, Union Minister of State Shri @Gen_VKSingh Ji,... pic.twitter.com/QE59JWsFM6- Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) January 24, 2023
Held the 10th meeting of Group of Infrastructure along with my cabinet colleagues.
Discussed ways to further expedite implementation of infrastructure projects in the country in line with the principles of sustainable development & environmental protection. pic.twitter.com/sNwh8jaz1e
Attended the 10th meeting of Group of Infrastructure along with my cabinet colleagues.
The meeting discussed ways to further expedite implementation of infrastructure projects as a means to sustainable development which ensures environmental protection. pic.twitter.com/yRaWvys3fT
The concerned officers were directed to expedite the process of clearance and implementation of above matters. The stakeholder Ministries/Departments agreed to look into various issues raised and resolve the same in order to expedite infrastructure projects.