PM holds PRAGATI video-conference with Chief Secretaries, reviews infra projects

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, June 27:  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today chaired his 27th interaction through PRAGATI with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the States.
Chief Secretary, J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam also participated in the video conference.
The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the banking sector and progress of nine infrastructure projects in the railway, road and power sectors, spread over several states.
The Prime Minister also reviewed the progress of the establishment of new Medical Colleges in various states, extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Saubaghya Scheme.
The Prime Minister said that the first phase of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, which ran from April 14th to May 5th 2018, had achieved great success in the implementation of seven key schemes of the Union Government in over 16,000 villages. He said that the second phase of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan is now underway in over 40,000 villages in the Aspirational Districts.
He called upon all officers, both from the State Governments and Union Government, involved with this effort to work towards achieving the best possible outcomes in this context, by the 15th of August.
The Prime Minister appreciated the progress made so far under the Saubhagya Yojana and said that all efforts must be made to complete the ambitious target of providing 4 crore families an electricity connection within the stipulated timeline.