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The government has successively launched two significant reform initiatives which, if implemented expeditiously, promise to make India a productive, efficient and globally competitive economy. These are Gati Shakti, or the National Infrastructure Master Plan, launched on October 13, 2021, and the National Logistics Policy, announced on September 17. These are the two inter-related pillars on which the path to a 21st century economy is planned to be built.
What are the key features of each initiative? Gati Shakti is an ambitious Rs 100 trillion project, which aims to build infrastructure in a “holistic” frame, bringing together, on a centralised digital portal, the infrastructure initiatives planned and initiated by 16 central ministries and departments. Of these “seven engines” are identified. These are