DPIIT Review Meetings
Project Monitoring Group (PMG) is an institutional mechanism for expedited resolution of issues and milestone-based monitoring of projects with investments upwards of INR 500 Crores. As of 16th January 2023, 2027 infrastructure projects worth INR 68 lakh crores are enlisted on PMG Portal. Out of these, 338 projects worth INR 18.58 lakh crores have been reviewed by the Prime Minister in the Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) review meetings.
PMG aims to flag and remedy issues impeding the implementation of mega infrastructure projects and to help foster infrastructure that underpins sustainable development, creates direct and indirect jobs, and sustains the vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat.’ PMG facilitates the organization of Review Meetings chaired by the Special Secretary/Joint Secretary, DPIIT, and Review Meetings chaired by the Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat. Apart from the periodic reviews held for timely issue resolution, PMG also undertakes site visits to different states to understand on-ground realities from the project implementing agencies. The on-ground information collected through various site visits is factored into the review meetings to accelerate the implementation of these mega-infrastructure projects.
DPIIT Review Meetings
- Bihar Review was chaired by the Special Secretary, DPIIT. In this review, 55 issues in 27 projects worth INR 64,053 crores were reviewed. During this meeting, the 1,856 Km long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project spanning 06 states: Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, was also reviewed.
- West Bengal Review was chaired by the Special Secretary. In this review, 51 issues in 14 projects worth INR 81,685 crores were reviewed. Several critical projects including the Jagdishpur - Haldia & Bokaro - Dhamra Pipeline Project (including the Baruani Guwahati Pipeline Project), spanning across 05 states: Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Bihar and the Programme of Ministry of Home Affairs for Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) spanning across 02 states: West Bengal and Meghalaya, were discussed.
- Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep Review was chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development, Government of Tamil Nadu, and co-chaired by Joint Secretary, DPIIT. In this review, 58 issues in 23 projects worth INR 45,950.83 crores were reviewed. As a result of this review, 14 issues across 06 projects were resolved.
- Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh Review was chaired by Special Secretary, DPIIT, Government of India. In the meeting, 39 issues in 09 projects worth INR 24,350.56 crores were discussed.
Review Meetings chaired by Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat
- Kerala Review: In this review, 11 projects worth INR 17,181 crores were reviewed. Senior officials from Ministry of Power, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Government of Kerala were present, and compliance timelines were given to ensure timely completion of these projects.
- Jharkhand Review: In this review, 45 issues in 14 projects worth INR 83,989 crores were reviewed. During the meeting, important projects including the Patratu Thermal Power Station Expansion Project Phase-I (3x800 MW) and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor project were also reviewed.
- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Review Meeting: In this review, 14 issues in 12 projects worth INR 1,46,137.43 crores were reviewed.
- Chhattisgarh Review Meeting: In this review, 17 issues in 18 projects worth INR 33,665 crores were reviewed.
- Punjab Review Meeting: In this review, 18 issues in 11 projects worth INR 53,085 crores were reviewed.
- Ministry of Steel and Ministry of Coal (Chhattisgarh) Review: In this review, 15 issues in 11 projects worth INR 75660.9 crores were reviewed to assess project progress, facilitate the removal of infrastructure bottlenecks and ensure better stakeholder coordination.