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Indian Bureau of Mines to Create Individual Portal for Mines Ministry Under PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan

In compliance with the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, the Ministry of Mines entrusted the responsibility for the creation of an individual portal to the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) through BISAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics). So far, two data layers have been created. The first layer covers the spatial data of Mineral concessions which included existing mining leases and existing composite licenses granted through auction. The second layer includes mineral auction blocks which have been auctioned successfully but the execution of the mining lease is pending. Spatial data of around 3154 mining leases (both working and non-working including auctioned blocks) covering 297200 Ha area all over the country have been uploaded on the portal, which is being validated. The process of validation is likely to be completed by the end of this month.

In a historic event for the infrastructure landscape of the country, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity, on 13th October 2021. Infrastructure creation in India had suffered multiple issues including a lack of coordination between different implementation agencies as well as an information gap leading to cost and time overruns in the implementation of projects. These issues not only led to public inconvenience but also deprived the country of having world-class infrastructure. To address this, efforts were put in place to increase coordination between different agencies, and make available all the available and required information for infrastructure creation on a web-based platform. Steps have also been taken to address other issues like the time-taking approval process, the multiplicity of regulatory clearances etc.

Towards this end, the PM Gati Shakti program is designed to address the past issues through institutionalizing holistic planning for stakeholders for major infrastructure projects. PM Gati Shakti is based on six pillars: Comprehensiveness, Prioritization, Optimization, Synchronization, Analytics and Dynamic. Instead of planning and designing the projects separately in silos, the projects will be designed and executed with a common vision. It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Central Ministries and State Governments. It will also extensively leverage technology including spatial planning tools with ISRO imagery developed by BISAG-N.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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