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India needs world-class infrastructure: Modi

 NEW DELHI, Sept 12 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said accelerated infrastructure development was his top priority and stressed the need to create world-class infrastructure.

Modi said this while reviewing the progress of eight major infrastructure sectors in the country as part of his monthly review meetings, said an official statement.

The eight sectors are: civil aviation, ports and inland waterways, roads, railways, telecom, power, coal, and new and renewable energy.

The Prime Minister emphasised the importance of monitoring the progress of infrastructure development through efficiency parameters identified for each

sector.

He said ministries should monitor them on electronic reporting formats.

“The Prime Minister said initiatives undertaken by the State Governments as well as PSUs with other countries, including SAARC countries, should also be taken into account while monitoring the progress of infrastructure sectors,” the statement said.

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