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DPIIT, GSV join hands for advancing National Master Plan, ET Infra

More than 16 central ministries and NITI Aayog came together for the signing of the MoU.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) entered into collaboration on October 4 to advance India’s infrastructure and logistics sectors.

Under this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), GSV shall be the nodal agency across India to design, develop and deliver courses and curriculum related to PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan and National Logistics Policy at various centres in different states.

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry said that PM GatiShakti will become the planning tool for the entire world. He acknowledged the importance of GSV that offers skill development and capacity building of logistics professionals paving way for formalisation in the logistics sector.

More than 16 Central Ministries, including NITI Aayog, CBC came together for the signing of MoU. This collaboration shall mark the great culmination of three visions: smarter planning and implementation, structured specialised development, and capacity building.

“This MoU will bring academic vigour to PM GatiShakti approach leading to reduced logistics cost, efficient logistics, and fostering a competitive business ecosystem. It will lead to a virtuous cycle of growth and achievement of the vision of Amrit Kaal,” Goyal said

“This MoU is scripting a new chapter in Bharat logistics and infrastructure story. This shall give momentum to comprehensive logistics sector development and embarks Bharat’s journey to become a Vishwaguru,” he added.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology and the Chancellor of the Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya, spoke about the importance of the industry focussed and innovation driven university offering courses on railway, metro and high-speed railways.

“Five courses on railway have been developed, including with a focus on track technology, rail-wheel interaction, thermodynamics, signalling systems. Focussed courses offered at GSV will make students ready for the workforce in advanced industries–15000 students will be trained at GSV to get assured jobs in the aviation industry. GSV will ensure Indian skill development needs are aligned with global standards,” he said.

The MoU was signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya, Prof. Manoj Choudhary, and Joint Secretary, Logistics Division, DPIIT, E. Srinivas in the presence of Piyush Goyal and Ashwini Vaishnaw.

  • Published On Oct 5, 2023 at 12:50 PM IST

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