The Prime Minister's Office is drawing up a comprehensive strategy for giving an infrastructure push to the economy.
The strategy is aimed at putting critical economic policy initiatives in top gear immediately after the completion of Assembly polls in the five states in early March.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is overseeing the process. Formulation and management of the strategy in coordination with the ministries and departments concerned is being handled by his Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterjee.
The idea is that the steps on the drawing board would be speedily cleared at the top level and implemented in the next few months.
Coal supply, power distribution, fertiliser sector, the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) and sea ports are among the areas that would get a major push in the coming months, a senior government official told Business Standard.
Creation and management of cold-chain infrastructure is also set to get a boost under the plan. Clarity, consistency and transparency in environmental clearances for projects would be another focus area, to ensure time-bound clearances.
The official indicated the idea was to keep the measures ready and expedite them at the earliest.
With the announcement of the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur,
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