Nitin Gadkari enjoyed a fair bit of success in his first term of PM Narendra Modi-led Union government at the Centre as he has successfully executed several big infrastructure projects across India. After this, Gadkari is planning something special yet again!
The man who has also been given charge of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways again in the Modi’s new Cabinet 2.0 expressed that he has set a new target of laying 40 km of road each day over the next 1.5 years.
According to the previous figures, BJP led NDA government under the supervision of Nitin Gadkari was building 26 Km roads every day.
Gadkari has been given an important task of running the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) ministry.
The MSME ministry is considered significant- both in terms of the economics of India including politics sector.
The industry can employ the largest number of people in India and if worked properly, it can become the big job creator India needs at the moment.
After taking charge of the MSME ministry, Gadkari said that he would work with complete strength to amplify job opportunities in the sector.
While speaking to reporters at his residence in Nagpur, Gadkari spoke about his new responsibility of the MSME Ministry. News agency PTI quoted Gadkari as saying, “This portfolio is associated with the most important issue – the country’s growth rate and employment potential. And it is the PM’s expectation that employment should increase from this sector, which is very low now and there should be a creation of employment”.
“I will work with my full strength on this factor,” he added.
Gadkari also said that he has decided to create roadside amenities across the country. “I got an opportunity to work on road transport…This time, I have decided to plant 125 crore trees, as much as the country’s population, along the roads in the next five years.”
“I am thinking to work on creating roadside amenities in a big way and 2,000 such amenities would be set up. Work has started on the Mumbai-Delhi Expressway and 12 other expressway projects will be completed in the next three months,” he said.
“I got an opportunity to work on road transport…this time, I have decided to plant 125 crore trees, as much as the country’s population, along the roads in the next five years,” said Nitin Gadkari.