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Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for infrastructure development is aimed at boosting economic growth, create new employment opportunities, and help India become a global manufacturing and logistics hub. Critically analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for infrastructure development is aimed at boosting economic growth, create new employment opportunities, and help India become a global manufacturing and logistics hub. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question: 

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question: 

To write about potential, successes and limitations of Gati Shakti – National Master Plan.

Directive word: 

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by mentioning the aims and objectives of Gati Shakti initiative.

Body:

First, write about the advantages associated with Gati Shakti initiative – economic clusters, master plan in various infrastructure sectors, cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity at ports and reduce the turnaround time thus ensuring a multiplier effect in the overall economic development by improving export competitiveness and investment environment.

Next, write about the major limitations of the Gati Shakti initiative.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.